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Somers Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 681 students

 

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Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014

Somers Elementary School is outstanding! Teachers encourage creativity and deeper thinking. Reading is a huge focus (as it should be!) Students who are working above the class can participate in a gifted class starting in 3rd grade. Students who are falling behind get extra help as well. Teachers are caring and are concerned with the progress of their students. They are also available to talk. We are so thankful to have chosen a great school system!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

Disappointing in many ways. Certain second and third grade teachers who have spent their entire careers here (and appear beyond burned out) should move on. Very cookie cutter - lacking in creativity - all focused on cmt scores. "Focus on reading" translates into an hour and a half of independent reading for 8 year olds (plenty of time for the teacher to do her own work) Punitive and arbitrary in disciplinary processes. Music and art are once weekly but good. Campus is nice. Principal retiring; outcome will likely be neutral.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

As parents, we see the students work every day and are able to be in contact with the teachers each day as well. They do not spend too much time on any given subject, so the breadth of teaching is wide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

excellent school system, great location and campus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

Excellent school, teachers are focused on the children and learning. Language is started in 1st grade, and reading is a main focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school is a very tough school for young children and pushes the envelope for statistics results. There are 2 principals, why I don't know, but one doesn't seem to know what the other is doing so it can be a problem. The teachers are first rate though, but as far as nurturing your child, this is not the school for you. This school tries to produce little 'geniuses' and the homework volume is incredible.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%

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 72% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students68%
Female79%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students52%
Female69%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
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%
Female82%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
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

Math

All Students81%
Female89%
Male75%
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 English81%

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students66%
Female87%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 93% 62%
Black 2% 13%
Hispanic 2% 19%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Ninth District Rd
Somers, CT 06071
Phone: (860) 749-3516

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