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Plymouth Center School

Public | PK-5 | 400 students

 
 

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Posted April 16, 2010

PCS is a great school with an awesome family based community. I wouldn't want my children going to any other school. Love the kids, parents & teachers! Go Mustangs!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Our children attend PCS, they enjoy going everyday and will continue to flourish in this environment. The entire staff of teachers, office staff, Nurse C and Principal Collins are truly dedicated teaching professionals helping develop and care for our future generations. A number of parents participate in activities like the PTA, being a classroom volunteer or trip chaperone. We love the PCS community...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

They do the very best they can to educate our children, with compassion, creativity and an overall great collaborative effort to provide the best with the resources they have. Thanks to all of you who strive to give our children the best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

good supervision, teachers are wonderfull, considerate, understanding, monthly entertainment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I love the teachers and the great things that the PTA dies for the students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

My daughter just started kindergarten & I can see how much she has already learned from these wonderful teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

PCS is such a family oriented school. They have top notch administraters and techers. I love the idea of knowing that when I send my daughter off to school that she is not only being well educated in academics that she is also in a very loving and caring community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers are wonderful, the schoold offers a variety of in school and after school activities including nighttime family events. They encourage the children to behave respectfully and responsibly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I am a parent and member of the PTA at Plymouth Center School in Plymouth, CT and I truly consider it an honor. This school is made up of a fine faculty; as well as; many caring and giving parents. I never had any PTA experience when entering into the this PTA. I have been welcomed by all and I'm pleased to say that I have a great deal of involvement at this amazing school. My children love this school and are blessed with wonderful, attentive teachers. They are making memories that they will never forget. I know I will never forget the way my children, my husband and I have all been treated by the teachers and the principal, Mrs. Crystal Collins, at Plymouth Center School. This is why I hope that you will consider this school. It is most deserving. Thank you for your consideration, Sandy Beaudoin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

PCS provides a quality education and an incredible sense of community for all of our children. Yet PCS passion for enriching children s lives goes well beyond common educational standards. One example of this is our school s Pillars of Character program, where our teachers and our principal recognize, commend and reward children who exemplify and demonstrate the traits that will strengthen them as individuals and upstanding members of our community: Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. All of our families at PCS feel a sense of belonging here, and we all take great pride in the strides that our school continues to make in enriching the lives of all of our children and families. Way to go, PCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

we have the best schools with the best teachers. I 've have never seen so much commitment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Great teachers, principal and office staff always very helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Once again as of today I am proud that my children go to Plymouth center school. My son who is 5th grade has always struggled in school. I have always felt supported and connected by my son's teachers and all of the staff at PCS. His teacher today gave him a posistive comment about how well he has been doing. You would have thought she had gave him a million dollars. His confidence is through the roof. PCS is a great school full of wonderfull teachers and staff. I am proud that my children attend PCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I am new to Terryville, I feel the teachers try their very best in making our children succeed in all the challanges they face, as tough as my five yr old is, I see results and it is very early in the year and he is in half day! Thank you PCS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Wonderful staff, great kids, fantastic principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I love the sense of a 'small town' school. The principal & teachers all know the parents & genuinely care about each & every student. It is a safe learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I love that our children come first at PCS! We all work together to ensure our children have the best. Thank you to all for making PCS great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Awesome faculty and staff. Great family enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

PCS is a great school for the kids in town and PTA offer a lot of activities for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

i went to this school and now i'm in high school and it was wonderful!! most of the teachers were great and always friendly and there were a ton of things to do after school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 67% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
90%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Writing

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students54%
Female47%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students75%
Female66%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 97% 62%
Hispanic 2% 19%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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107 North St
Plymouth, CT 06782
Phone: (860) 283-6321

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