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Orchard Hill School

Public | PK-5 | 428 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted April 9, 2014

I could not have asked for a better first learning experience for my child. The principal, the teachers and staff are the perfect support system in this school. OH rocks!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

We love Orchard Hill! The teachers are great and dedicated and cater to the needs of every child whether it be special needs or kids who are gifted academically. The principal is excellent, friendly and interacts well with the kids and the parents. The PTO is great and everyone is very involved in making this school a great place to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

Its a fine school with great faculty. Principal is Fantastic. My daughter loves the school. We moved for this kind of school from another city and it is worth moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

My son or I could not ask for a better school. He is on the spectrum but mainstreamed. They meet every possible need including social, high academic standards, community oriented and really great staff, parents and schoolmates. They have given my son all of the tools necessary for academic and emotional success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2010

Orchard Hill has some of the best teachers and wonderful staff to help with any need, they welcome parent involvement and parent involvement is overwhelming in this school. It truly is a community school of caring teacher and parents, I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

Orchard Hill School is very special, they have high standards and good will.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I personally think Orchard Hill and the other elementary schools in South Windsor are among the best in the country!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

Orchard Hill Elementary School is an outstanding school with good parent involvement, very dedicated teachers and a new principal with many new ideas to enhance what is already there. It is located in an older more established neighborhood next to Timothy Edwards Middle School.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
98%
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 Students84%
Female93%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students84%
Female95%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students88%
Female81%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
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

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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 72% 62%
Asian 16% 4%
Black 6% 13%
Hispanic 5% 19%
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 6%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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350 Foster St
South Windsor, CT 06074
Phone: (860) 648-5015

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