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Franklin School

Public | PK-6 | 308 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2012

I was apprehensive about my kindergartner going to this school. The outside is rundown and needs repairs. The playground leaves a lot to be desired, as does the location. I am happy to say I was wrong! The environment is warm and inviting, the principal is a miracle worker and I love my daughter's teacher. Thank you Franklin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

A great school, wonderful staff and family environment. Congratulations FES for the Lone Pine Award!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

I just love this school!!! There is such a sense of community here. They (faculty/administration) really go out of their way to help families better educate children and give positive experiences
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

The only reason why i gave it all 5 stars is because Mrs. Gorton she is the best! Thanks for teaching me Mrs. Gorton
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2009

This is an awesome school and the staff encourages kids to do their best. Great staff support. My kid really enjoyed natures classrooma and has made some great progress too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

Franklin School is wonderful. I have two kids. One was in second grade last year and the other is in kindergarten now. Both of them love being there. The new principal is very warm and friendly. The art,gym, and music teachers are their favorite. Although, they love their classroom teachers, they know they are cared for by any staff member in the building. I also heard about the nature's classroom and cannot wait for them to be a part of that in the coming years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

I think Franklin is a great school with wonderful support for parents and kids. The nature classroom program is also one of the good things the kids participate in.
—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.

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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
84%
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 70% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%

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 Students71%
Female73%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students72%
Femalen/a
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Writing

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students54%
Femalen/a
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Reading

All Students51%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students48%
Femalen/a
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Writing

All Students48%
Femalen/a
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
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 Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Reading

All Students79%
Female74%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students77%
Female87%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 37% 62%
Hispanic 34% 19%
Black 23% 13%
Asian 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 72%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1895 Barnum Ave
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 385-4190

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