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Redding Elementary School

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Posted March 3, 2014

Coming from Stamford schools, we found RES (Redding Elementary School) to be terrible. This starts from the obnoxious notes written in imperative terms to the fact that in spite of kjnowing their legal obligations towards children with special needs, they move at their pace and don't seem to care about the legal requirements. Theyt also have a nurse on staff that loves to call DCF for baseless claims when a child has as much as a quarter inch scratch from playing with his sister (and they did this multiple times). Imagine when my child came home with rope burns around his neck when left with two other children unsupervised in the gym... We will be moving, this is a terrible school system and the Superintendent is a real piece of work whom endorses this type of conduct. Scores mean nothing when the experience as a whole is so terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

My daughter has diagnosed learning disabilities and I could not be happier with the support she is provided! I feel the staff genuinely cares about her and will do whatever it takes to help her achieve her best! My other daughter is a high academic achiever and has been continually challenged through gifted and enrichment classes! I can honestly say the very different needs of both my children have exceeded my expectations. In addition, the extra curricular music program which begins in 3 rd grade is far superior than many of our neighboring communities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

Although Redding Elementary has high ratings, we have found two issues since moving here this year: 1. There are no accesible after school programs. Nearly all surrounding towns (Bethel, Brookield, Danbury, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton) offer an after school program through their YMCA or rec center. In Redding the after school enrollment is very limited and it appears that very few spaces come open each year. We were not able to get in the program. There are no other childcare options in this town for school age kids. The rec center does offer one hour classes and sports programs after school, but the schedule caters to either stay at home parents or nannies, not working parents. I wish we had known before we moved here. 2. This is the first year we have run into a teacher that my son does not thrive under. She doesn't seem to have patience for the age appropriate behaviors of the kids in her class. It has definitely curbed his enthusiasm for learning, so I am working at home to keep his curiosity alive. We are hoping for better next year and have really come to appreciate his prior teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

RES is absolutely one of the best elementary schools in CT, if not in the country!! The teachers and administrators constantly strive to make our children's education a fun, enlightening and well-rounded experience every day. They work closely with parents and the PTA to ensure consistency both in and out of school, and my children are always so happy to see the teacher's involved in after-school events and PTA activities like ArtFest and Big Science. The school system is the reason why we chose Redding, and we couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

This school is extremely wonderful in every way except for the Art department. The Art teachers are incredibly weak and at odds with each other. There is not even an Art show. This awesome staff deserves better. You will need to supplement with outside classes if your child is gifted in Art.


Posted June 25, 2010

Redding Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers are very conscientious and friendly, and the parents are very invloved, by and large. My daughter is excited to go to school every day, and that really says it all.


Posted September 18, 2009

I'm so impressed with all that they do for our kids and the community. The teachers and staff are wonderful. The parent community is wonderful. You just get a good feeling every time you walk into the building. You know your kids are in the best hands and you feel lucky to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My kids love to go there -- that should tell all! They are so proud of 'their' school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Wonderful teachers and caring staff make sure my children get a first rate education.
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Posted September 16, 2009

Let me count the reasons! The staff, from teachers to administrators to janitors, genuinely care about the children. As a parent, I am always welcome there. Although they strive for great academics, the goal is to help the children become kind and productive citizens of their community. Truly, one of the best Elementary schools ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

great town, great teachers, wonderful curriculum...kids who want to learn and involved parents!! I love RES!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love that we recognize each student as an individual. We have programs for children who are on, below or above target.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2009

With my 3rd child entering 2nd grade I have been in RES system since 2002. At best this school is mediocre. While I applaud administration's efforts to try new teaching concepts, they hastily abandon tried-and-true methods. I'm a huge fan of the extras - Music, Art, Art Appreciation, etc but a great number of RES students are pulled from class for remedial math and reading. A tremendous amount of time is devoted to teaching a state test rather than basic studies. If I had the financial status to put my kids in a private school I would. You certainly get what you pay for. That being said, I understand RES offers high-quality special ed services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

My bright but difficult son gets the attention he needs and gets taught at the level he rquires to keep him interested, engaged and learning. His teachers have been fabulous. But I do wish they taught a foreign language.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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92%

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2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students90%
Female100%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
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

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 61%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
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 2%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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33 Lonetown Rd
Redding, CT 06875
Phone: (203) 938-2519

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