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Derynoski Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 683 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2011

This is an excellent school. "A big school with a big heart" as the principal often says. The faculty is very supportive and caring. They have an active PTO with all kinds of programs and activities for the students. I asked my second grade son, "What amkes your school special?" He responed, "The teachers!". I think that says it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I just moved to Southington this past summer and have kids at Derynoski now. I'm VERY pleased with it. The teachers actually care. The administration is very nice. It's just an overall sense of well-being. I feel good about sending my kids there each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

Derynoski Elementary is right on if not above average to all elementary schools in our district. The no child left behind act has a lot to do with how things are handles as far as 'pushing' the child, but the education that he will come it with is top Notch in this school. DES is a big school with an even bigger heart. Your child will get the best from the best at DES. The Faculty, Staff and even the PTO help out. The parent volunteers are amazing in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

Hello all, if you are looking to settle in Southington, I say...absolutely, and this is the perfect district! Derynoski is Top of the line. The students and the staff have great relationships. The staff all have open door policies! Even the principals! For students and parents, they make the time to ease your mind!This is a Big school with an even Bigger Heart. It is a family atmosphere. The volunteers are tremendous! Become a part of the PTO, learn what's happening and how you can be a part of your child's education! Email the PTO with any questions, or if you'd like to learn more about the school, despto@hotmail.com Again, thanks for looking at this wonderful school as one of your choices, check out our scores over the last few years...they are on the rise DES Has Great People! and... your character counts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2006

I am a student at D.E.S. And I very much like the teachers and staff here at Derynoski are wonderful to work with all of use here at D.E.S all of us at this school would agree!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2006

My son is graduating fifth grade and came in during second. This by far the best school a parent could ask for. Karen Smith is bar-none and the teachers ( my son has had ) are top notch. I couldn't have been happier with the level of education and care DES gives to every student. -Melissa
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My son is a second grader at Derynoski Elementary. I would have to say that I am pretty dissapointed in the overall education that my son is receiving. The student/teacher ratio is rediculous and this may justify the lack of help that my son receives. It is a disservice to every child to push them ahead without the highest assurance that they will succeed in the next grade and will not struggle yet another year. My son has been struggling in reading and comprehension, yet he has been pushed ahead without regard to his abilities or lack there of. I for one do not wish to see him stay behind but sometimes it is your child's best interest to stay back.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
90%
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 Students82%
Female76%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
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%
Female88%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students81%
Female88%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 62%
Hispanic 6% 19%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 2% 4%
Black 1% 13%
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 15%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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