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Thalberg School

Public | K-5 | 449 students

 

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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 67% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%

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 68% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%

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

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students72%
Female68%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students84%
Female95%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students87%
Female79%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 85% 62%
Asian 8% 4%
Hispanic 4% 19%
Two or more races 3% 1%
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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145 Dunham Rd
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 628-3370

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