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Cloonan School

Public | 6-8 | 598 students

 
 

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Posted August 16, 2013

Frst of all Cloonan is an amzing school to be in. Its great! what i think others should know about my school is that its fantastic! in cloonan you dont get judged, and there isnt many bullying, you get to be who you really are. your free to speak you mind. At Coonan we have parties, assemblies, and this year we had a fitness challenge, and it was really fun. We had to go through several obstacles; we got to do Zumba with a professional trainer, which was a student at Cloonan years ago. what i like about cloonan is that i can just be myself, and people wont judge me, i like the tachers because theyre all really freiendly and magnificent. All they want is for us to do out best, and be successful in life.The teachers are always there for us when we need them. i also like cloonan because i can make new friends, and join sports, and do after school activities and many other things. I personally think that my school is perfect just the way it is. it doesnt need to improve its all. at cloonan we always have everything we need at our fingertips. i wouldnt change anything about my school.


Posted March 30, 2011

I am a seventh grade student at Cloonan and let me tell you I LOVE this place. At first I was mad that I didn't get into scholfield. but when I meet teh students there and learned about how much the teachers care abotu us I regretted even wanting to go scholfield. All of the teachers look for ways that helps everyone learn best. The honors classes gives us piles of homework, but it is now challenging us. The atmoshpere at the school makes you feel welcomed. I do wish that our principal was more involved with the students but he is working on it and has been more interactive. The vice principal for gold house can be a little annoying and demanding, but she won't bother you if you don't cause too much trouble. I love the school from the people to the teachers. I can't imagine goign to a different school.


Posted March 5, 2010

I'm a student at Cloonan and I love this place. The teachers are great, especially the eight grade teachers, whom some have over thirty years of teaching at Cloonan. If I ever have trouble with a class, the teachers are always there to lend a hand. Some kids stereotype schools as a boring place to be, but at Cloonan they make learning fun, which may sound corny to some but it's true. The Cloonan staff are really friendly and helpful. I think of this school as a great big family. I'll be very sad once I graduate from Cloonan, but I'm glad Ill be able to say I went to Cloonan.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2009

Cloonan Middle School is a wonderful school. I have found the teachers and administration to be caring, knowledgable, and adept at meeting the needs of individual students. Cloonan was the first school to switch from homogenious to heterogenious grouping. A brave move considering public concern about the change. However I can tell you that as a parent of a high achiever, my daughter has blossomed even further under this new structure. In addition, the clear expectations for appropriate student behavior allows optimum learning to take place. I have found the principal and A.P.s to be approachable, flexable, and truly interested in what's best for students. Although I was anxious about my daughter entering middle school, my fears were totally unfounded. Again, great staff. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

I've taught at Cloonan for the last 10 years and every year I learn something new about my students. I love Cloonan because of the diversity of students that come to this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2009

Principal MIA, school run by asst. principals. Teachers run gamut from excellent to get him out of here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

Cloonan Middle School has prepared my son very well for high school. The middle school years are particularly turbulent and Cloonan staff and teachers were well equipped to handle these ups and downs. Being a more urban middle school, discipline and safety are important and the school and principal earn top marks. While the principal has not always received the right support from the downtown administration, he has always managed to protect the needs and rights of all the students at Cloonan. Cloonan's staff is demanding and inventive in their teaching styles - keeping Cloonan's students challenged and interested in learning. In addition, with its two house system creating a smaller, friendlier dual school-within-a-school system, students are comfortable and assimilate well into the middle school teaching rigors. Well done Cloonan! All
—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 70% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
83%
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 67% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
Black35%
Asian American86%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
Black40%
Asian American73%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students54%
Female61%
Male45%
Black28%
Asian American77%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English59%
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 Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students55%
Female69%
Male39%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
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 Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Black14%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male59%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
Black15%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students60%
Female70%
Male48%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 39% 62%
Hispanic 30% 19%
Black 22% 13%
Asian 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Stamford, CT 06902
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