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Urbin T. Kelley School

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Posted April 14, 2010

Urbin T. Kelley is an awesome school because of it's parent and faculty connection. The faculty truly cares about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Kelley School faculty truly cares and provide a fantastic environment for my children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

We are family.....we all work together as a team to make the school a great place for our children. Many parents get involved in the functions to keep our keeps busy, happy and out of trouble. The kids enjoy their school also. We have a bunch of great teachers at Kelley!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Kelley school puts kids first. The parent interaction is amazing. The teachers are great. Kelley is a 'FAMILY'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

Great school has gone above and beyond helping us with special needs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

Kelley school is a great place for learning and fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Both my children attend Kelley. I would have a possitive oppion of the school also if it was not for my 2nd child. My 1st is very good at disipline and is a nose to the grindstone type. My 2nd is a free spirt and this school has no room for that sort. As long as you agree with everything the principal says and does she is great. If you or your child has a problem then she is cold and calous. This is the reason why you see the hot and cold responces to Kelley and will continue until this Principal shapes up or ships out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

My family and I recently moved from the Plantsville school system into the Southington school system. The entire school staff have far exceeded our expectations of a wonderful school. The faculty and the other parents have welcomed us with open arms and have made this an easy transition for my entire family, especially for my first grade daughter. We are extremely happy with our decision to relocate to this school district. I am completely impressed by the amazing staff at Kelley school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2006

It seems speed is the name of the game when it comes to work. It is true worksheets rule. The programs in math and reading/writing keep changing. It is hard for some students to change with these formats. There does not seem to be any accommodation if that happens. Overall though, my daughter had a good experience at Kelley School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

From the office staff to the principal, this school is extememly unwelcoming. Classroom techniques are outdated and lack creativity. Teachers use an excessive amount of worksheets rather than creative lesson planning. Kindergarteners do not have a recess time, nor do they have movement, creative expression, block building, relaxed reading , open ended actvities, fine motor or gross motor activities. Coloring and completing worksheets seems to be the curriculum . Older students follow the same path, as worksheets are the name of the game. If you are looking for a school that cares about the education of students, the concerns of the parents and the joy of being a child then Kelly School is not for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

Kelley School is a very good school for my kids. We are proud of our kids, and of the education that they are getting. It would be nice to see more parents at the PTO meetings, which are at 7:00 every second Wednesday of the month. The teachers are all very nice, and the kids are doing great. Keep it up Kelley School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

Overall a very poor experience here. Parents are made to feel 'unwelcome' when entering the school. Teachers rely heavily on 'worksheets' rather than creative endeavors. Kindergarteners are not allowed a recess! I wonder if any on us had to choose a school, would we pick the one that said that 'kindergarten is not what it used to be' so NO recess time.Principal lacks congeniality. No teachers appear to be 'on duty' at dismissal times.A problem waiting to happen. First few days of school kindergartners were not helped off the bus or told where to go. Parents had to help them in the school!How terrifying for a new student--and where were the teachers? Sometimes students enter classrooms and teachers are not there yet,lights are even still out at times! Again,a problem just waiting to happen...For a school with such potential,I am truly saddened by the lack of creativity,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2003

Kelley School is very family orinated and The children who attend this school love going to school. Thanks Kelley school for all the good memories
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2003

The teachers and staff are very caring. My child needs some special classes and the school has gone overboard to accomodate him. The PTO is very involved.


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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 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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90%

2011

 
 
85%

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83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

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
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students84%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male89%
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 English93%

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students91%
Female100%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 89% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 Ridgewood Rd
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 628-3310

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