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Thalberg School

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Posted December 11, 2013

I do not normally write reviews unless I feel strongly about a particular topic. It is unfortunate that the previous review of the school was poor. I do not see any of the problems that were identified and my son has been attending the school for 5 years now. In fact, the school has yielded some of the highest 3rd grade CMT results in the region including higher than all other schools in southington, cheshire and farmington. If we ever move, it will only be to a home in Thalberg's school district with one more kid to attend beginning next year's all day K program. My wife and I couldn't be happier with the school and its newer administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

My children attended this school for only a couple of years and had a very bad experience. They claim to have a zero bully policy but it depends on who the bully is! NOT ACCEPTABLE! "Who" you are matters much more than what you know in this school. Teachers talk down to some kids yet put others on a pedastal even if they display totally inapropriate behavior. The same kids get picked for things over and over while others just get to stand by and watch. The PTO pretty much runs this school, not the principal. I can say I am very happy to be in a different district now and so are my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

Great School, Excellent Principal/Strong Administrator and an educationist, Great Teachers , Friendly and loving staff. My son is in 4th grade. Great school campus. One area need improvement like everything else is to find ways of continuously improve and raise the bar of academics with challenging programs. Promoting excellence and channeling/exploring the talent of students to grow the level of school and the kids should continue to be the focus of the school and parent community....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Love this school....came from out of state and #1 concern was finding the right school and area to bring my family....this was the best choice around...no regrets here!!! Keep in up Thalberg!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I have two sons in Thalberg - currently in 4th and 3rd grades. I love the school, the staff (with a few exceptions) and the PTO. I will have a 3rd son going to Kindergarten in 2010 and I wouldn't move if you paid me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

My son has attended this school and is in 5th grade. The school itself is beautiful, new, clean and has a great layout. Most of the teachers are fantastic. If planning on moving to Southington I would move to this school district before looking at any other schools. The PTO has always been active and caring.
—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 83% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 84% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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145 Dunham Rd
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 628-3370

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