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Rowayton School

Public | K-5 | 473 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted yesterday

We have been so happy with Rowayton Elementary, from the very active PTA, great teachers, and the involved, approachable principal. Our kids have taken advantage of the great before school activities (Rowayton Academy) as well. The school does need more space so the addition of a new gym, art class, and classrooms are much anticipated next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

Rowayton School is the hidden gem of the Norwalk school system. It has a very dedicated staff and the parents are engaged in every aspect of school life. My kids love the school and get a top notch education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

Very involved parents, caring teachers, and strong curriculum. My daughter absolutely loves this school. Great programs before and after school as well. Facilities are constantly being improved upon as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

Rowayton Elementary School is a small town school within a city, has the benefits of being a neighborhood school with the added aspect of racial and cultural diversity not present in many schools with our demographics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

it teaches very well and teachers are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

Fantastic school - staff and teachers are phenomenal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

Rowayton School has a caring environment and an amazing community spirit that helps children learn not only academically (very high test scores), but also how to be good citizens of the world and to treat each other with respect. The student body is very diverse and we are all the stronger for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

My two sons have loved this school - it has taught them compassion for others, an ability to think and question, appreciation for art and music - the diverse culture is a benefit. The teachers and administration are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

Rowayton School is an amazing school. I went to it from 1st grade to 5th grade and had an amazing time there. The Rowayton School Carnival, now coming up April 27th and 28th I think is very fun and a great way to raise money for the school! The teachers are amazing teachers, fun and very smart, thanks to them, Rowayton School has very high CMT scores! They are doing a great job and I'm sure will do an even better job in the future!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2006

Rowayton School offers an excellent curriculum for elementary learning. The teachers are among the best in the state, and really care about the success of their students. Their professional affiliation with Columbia's Teachers' College, has resulted in producing some of the best writers moving into middle school. Many parents volunteer at this school weekly, and the PTA supports a number of enrichment programs at the school related to reading, writing, the arts and science.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students71%
Female63%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students72%
Female65%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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
White94%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students80%
Female74%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students74%
Female65%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students71%
Female58%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
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 56% 62%
Hispanic 27% 19%
Black 13% 13%
Asian 4% 4%
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 27%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1 Roton Ave
Rowayton, CT 06850
Phone: (203) 899-2940

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