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Pomfret Community School

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Posted October 19, 2013

This school is terrible, i would be ashamed if my kids went there, never go here.


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Pomfret Community School (PCS) because it taught me to respect people and our planet. Because of the foundation that PCS gave me, I am a good student who is active in environmental and social justice causes. It is truly a unique school.


Posted May 7, 2009

Overall this school has been great for my children. The school goes out of their way to expose the students to multi faceted programs. We have loved our teachers. We love the staff. The staff has an amazing talent for knowing each child and parent! My only complaints are 1) That the school is not racially diverse. Thank goodness they teach multi culture lessons because there is no real life experience. 2) The community is affluent and unfortunately if your bank account doesn't match up you are treated like low class by many parents. Its a shame really.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

We just moved to Pomfret from another state and I cannot tell you how much we LOVE this school. I have 3 children in PCS and I do not have one complaint with any of my children's classes. We moved out of state due to the horrific school system and we are THRILLED we chose Pomfret.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

I have to agree with the positive kudos from others. We have had excellent experiences with PCS, both with the teachers and the faculty. You couldn't get this type of attention in larger schools. I can't see how anyone can feel that the school does not communicate information. We have a wonderful usable website, the school sends out a weekly update for general and grade specific information. We also have every teachers email! The extra mile these teachers and faculty go is very rare and shows. We have two girls, age 10 and 6, who have had exceptional experiences here. Just attend one concert or evening performance and you will see songs written by the music teacher and children who have been exposed to cultural events that most schools cut years ago. I believe that PCS excels due to a combination of creative teachers, committed faculty and an untiring PTO. A+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

PCS is a fantastic, vibrant and dynamic place to learn! Because of small class sizes the teachers are able to help each child learn at his or her level, and because of the support and encouragement of the administration, teachers are able to do really creative and unique things to make learning fun AND memorable! Our new principal (who, yes, does commute from out of town) is present at EVERY SINGLE CHILD'S EVENT, and all PTO, Board of Ed and other meetings concerning the school. Her dedication is amazing, and her idea of what the school CAN be is even more amazing! We are so lucky to have such talented, committed and energetic staff and administration... and the true test of a great school... My children are thriving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

This school is awful, they have no communication with parents, they dislike single parents and abuse their authority for their own self interests. They do not help children in need due to limited funding allocated for this area. The administration is appalling and their principle commutes from Old Saybrook. They have a Greenwich CT attitude. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone, you'd do better to homeschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2006

My son just started high school, and attended PCS, from grades k-8, The academic level of instruction is very high, the teachers are dedicated, it is a true quality school. He was weel prepared for high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I have a 12,9 and 7 year old at PCS. We enrolled in 9/05 and so far have been delighted with the schools professionalism and quality teaching. With excellent private schools close by we were undecided but felt we should give pcs a try. The programs are well organized. Truly a nice school with dedicated staff members.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 19, 2005

Excellent school system with high level academic programs found challenging and progressive. Truly exceptional faculty clearly dedicated as is evidenced by their regionally compared inferior monetary and benefit compensation package. Larger than anticipated community growth has caused an unfortunate lack of space resulting in either cut or reduced programs. Poor science program due to lack of equipment, not lack of competent staff results in students being marginally unprepared for secondary school programs in chemistry and biology. The town needs a second school badly and without one, the quality of education will suffer considerably. Fantastic and multi-talented administration.
—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 83% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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 86% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
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 85% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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 86% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students89%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
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%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students84%
Female96%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students90%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students87%
Female97%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students90%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 93% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20 Pomfret St
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Phone: (860) 928-2718

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