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Race Brook School

Public | 1-6 | 411 students

 
 

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Posted July 5, 2013

This school is amazing! The learning enviroment is EXCELLENT. The staff is awesome and do what they do best which is teach and help mold tomorrows future leaders! The students all seem very happy EVERDAY. My son is going into his second year at Race Brook School and we have never had any issues. They welcomed him and made him blossom. The principal knows my son by his first name not because of a bad reason but because he's constantly dropping into the classes and being involved with the ongoings of each class. Race Brook School is a true school and I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

My son felt very welcome at RaceBrook the prinicipal at the school is outstanding and his third grade teacher was the best!! She worked with my son to make sure that he progressed and if he needed extra help she always made sure that he received it. As with all schools there are teachers that some may not like, however, that doesn't define the entire staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Both of my children have had a wonderful experience at Race Brook. The teachers and staff are exceptional. The families receive a real community feel. Go Raccoons!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

Very good school the first grade teacher is very very good and every one else is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

I have 2 boys that were in Racebrook last year. I could NOT be happier. The level of care and concern to help my boys grow and succeed is far higher and better than their prior school, as well as the schools I went to when I was a kid. Kudo's to Mrs. Greenspan for being the juggernaut teacher that she is. All of the teachers are extremely good. She's the best. If your kid has a chance to go to this school, jump on the opportunity because your kid will benefit in a big way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

it's horrible! The teachers are mean, the activities are boring, and it doesn't make the kids feel comfortble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

Race Brook school is a very fine school. The academics are excellent, the Music and Sports activities are phenomenal. The teachers and staff are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2006

Racebrook School has been a terrific place for my son. The teachers and principal have been exceptionally caring and thoughtful when it comes to him. I have had nothing but positive encounters with everyone there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Racebrook school is well-run and staffed by warm, caring, talented people. My son, a special education student, has been helped by all, including the janitor, office staff, as well as teachers and the principal who runs a tight ship with zero tolerance for bad behavior. The school has also brought great experiences to my daughter's life as well. She is a typical child. Each teacher has left her with their own unique print. The special education staff is outstanding and their motivation is in the right place - to help the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

The teachers at Race Brook made me and my son feel welcomed. The music and art programs are exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 67% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students74%
Female84%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students86%
Female94%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students70%
Female79%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students78%
Female94%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 77% 62%
Asian 13% 4%
Hispanic 6% 19%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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