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Farmingville Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 346 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 29, 2010

My girls are just finishing their first year at FES and we are amazed how incredible this school is! My kindergarten has learned how to read and loves school. The Kindergarten teacher is phenomeal. In half day kindergarten my daughter has learnt how to read and write! My 2nd grader loves school too and has learned a lot this year and her teacher too is very enthusiastic. We left the private system and this school is superior! It also has an amzing PTA plus a great community feeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

We moved to Ridgefield from Texas two years ago. This school is absolutely amazing. I cannot believe how much better it is than where we came from! Not only are the academics top notch, but the teachers are warm, caring and take an interest in every child. The principal is fantastic. I cannot say enough good things about Ridgefield in general, and specifically Farmingville ES. If you are looking to re-locate, you should definitely look here. I feel like my kids are getting the best education in the U.S. We love Farmingville!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

A very special place, and that feeling is everywhere in the school. Excellent teachers that care and parents and a PTA that is very much involved to the benefit of all. Art and Music programs are also excellent. My two kids who attended Grades 1-5 always come back to visit and see their teachers. All of the elementary schools in Ridgefield are good, but we feel like we really hit the lottery with this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

A great public school. Interested teachers, hardworking principal, well informed paraprofessionals. Small classes and super accomodation. My daughter moved from a class size of 32 to one of 16 (now 22). A good extracurricular program where you can be as involved or not as you like. Provides excellent progression into the middle school programs in the town. The Parent Teacher Association is large and very active in the school. Ridgefield schools provide excellent value for money in general, taking a great deal less money from the town budget than similar schools in other districts, yet providing education standards that far outweigh those same districts.
—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 67% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
99%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
99%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students80%
Female97%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students92%
Female86%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 90% 62%
Asian 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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