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Sunnyside School

Public | PK-4 | 263 students

 

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Posted February 7, 2009

If you have a child who needs to be tested for Special Ed services,do not expect that the school will make a good effort to explain to the parents the tests that they intend to do and what the purpose really is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

This school was wonderful!they are all helpful and nice and wonderful advocates for each and every child. I only wish my son could still be a student there after our move. I would highly recommend the school to another parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

This school is the best with the most caring and considerate staff.They are always there when u need them and they take pride in what they do to help your child become successful.My kids love going to school everyday.They have so much fun.Theres so much more to do and the teachers do encourage learning with a great attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

I have had three children go through this system. This is an excellent school with an energetic and caring staff. The school went out of its way to make all the kids feel connected. There were many projects, programs and contests that got all the kids interested in doing well. The teachers were always available for extra help. Sunnyside did a wonderful job preparing the kids for junior high and high school. The one thing I have noticed, unfortunately, is there is a decline in parental involvement. The school goes out of its way for the kids, but the parents must also be much more supportive and be much more involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

This school is great! They have many problem preventative programs for reading and math. One on one teaching. This school cares!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students66%
Femalen/a
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students61%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students79%
Female65%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Writing

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 64% 62%
Hispanic 14% 19%
Asian 10% 4%
Black 10% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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418 River Rd
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: (203) 924-9810

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