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Hatton School

Public | PK-5 | 427 students

 
 

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Posted June 2, 2011

Daughters attended for K - 5. Priniciple Roberta McAloon is the best. She runs a tight ship and knows what she wants from her staff. One was in their 'special needs' program. The program was fine, however, there are currently 2 lead teachers in this program, each with differnt, but effective styles. We needed to have our daughter work with both to determine which teachers style challenged our daughter to her best potential. Hatton is also home for town wide 'special needs' pre-schoo. Classrooms have split poplation of special and non-special students. It's a great environment of the special students, however, the non-specials may not be challenged to their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

Hatton School definitely exceeded our expectations. We were very skeptical about the public school system for our children. However, we have been thrilled with the teachers and leadership at Hatton. All of the teachers have been caring, open, and willing to go the extra distance for all 3 of my children. I give credit where credit is due. I believe the teachers are great but they have been able to reach their potential and therefore reach each child due to the leadership of Roberta McAloon, the principal. She sets the bar high for teachers and students. In speaking with other parents with children in other local schools, I am sure she is the best Southington has got got!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My children went there and all the staff are friendly and helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

Hatton School is one of the top-notch elementary schools in the area. The principal, Roberta McAloon, is a true leader and educator, but not out of reach to parents and others who may need her guidance. The teachers are all outstanding and push each child to reach their best academically and socially, but with the nuturing children at this age still need. The school has been beautifully renovated with everything an elementary student needs and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

Hatton Elementary School completed rennovations in 2002 and the new building is truly spectacular. As nice as the new facility is, it pales in comparison to the quality of the faculty and staff which are truly outstanding and make this school special. Under the leadership of an engaged and caring principal, Mrs. McAloon, Hatton School has become a model elementary school learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

Hatton Elementary School is one of the best Elementary School's I've encountered. The Principal of Hatton is one of the best. Most of the teachers at Hatton are top notch. Very safe and high parent involvement.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%

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 72% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%

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 Students91%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students83%
Female76%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students77%
Female72%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students82%
Female76%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students83%
Female77%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 7% 19%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
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 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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50 Spring Lake Rd
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 628-3377

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