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Polk School

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Posted June 19, 2007

Both of my daughters have gone to Polk. Mrs Rinaldi, Mrs. Antonucci, and Mrs. Austin are fantastic teachers, they all have encouraged my children to do their personal best while taken in to account their individual needs. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard. The principal, Ms Judd is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader. The music program, art program, physical education and the building staff is superb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

Mrs. Wolfe is the best 3rd grade teacher a parent could ask for. After all the mess at JTP it was a releif to have my son at Polk. He had a great year. I'm sure it was better than his last 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

This school is wonderful. The teachers, staff and principal are all caring and thorough. The parent group is very active. My son went through his entire elementary years here and was always a wonderful experience. He was able to be involved in many extra programs including student government. We will miss this school very much. Gale 2004
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2004

The music program is second to none!


Posted August 26, 2003

Our principal is the best, very involved with the children , knows whats going on and with whom. Most of the parents are hands on and the atmosphere is perfect for learning! The teachers are top of the line, encourage all of the children with no bounds.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female76%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students81%
Female77%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female100%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students86%
Female95%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students83%
Female93%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 61%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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435 Buckingham St
Oakville, CT 06779
Phone: (860) 945-4840

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