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Stratford Academy - Johnson House

Public | PK, 3-6 | 460 students

 

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Posted February 12, 2014

I absolutely love this school. The teachers are very much involve and so are the parents. They have so many activities to choose from, a great music program and theater. My children have been getting excellent education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

Stratford academy best alp program ever helps tons of students teachers so kind and helpful


Posted October 10, 2013

The teachers and vice principal at the Academy seem to be very caring. Being the only magnet school in the town, Academy also host the town's "Gift and Talented" program for advanced learners from 4th grade. The curriculum offered on the advanced program ALP seem to be designed to challenge the advanced students right from elementary school. In addition, the schools specialized Art and Music program seem to be well thought off. I am still getting to know more about the school and will come back to the forum to update.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

The School has a Great music and arts programs. Thank you so much for all you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

I did not approve of a few of the faculty members there. The school displays a poor attitude. Unfriendly. I ended up taking my son out of that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

A great Magnet School that brings the entire community together. Culturally diverse. Top notch administrators & staff. Children receive an excellent education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Stratford Academy is a school community of involved parents & faculty that treats each student as individuals cheering on successes & encourages academic growth. The school facilitates learners at all levels & provides amazing support & resources to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Stratford Academy has small classes, friendly and involved staff and amazing arts and music programs! We really feel like part of a community and a family at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The classroom teachers and specialists are creative and share their love for learning with the children. Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged. It is a wonderful place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I love Stratford Academy because of our wonderful Arts & Music program (and our Staff). Our children are taught the six pillars of character and I love the uniform dress code. :) It's a great school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The teachers are so dedicated to the students. They go above and beyond what the typical teacher in another other school does. They put in 100% daily. My children couldn't be happeir every morning going off to find out what they will learn about today. It is so nice to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great school! Offers the kids so many opportunities the other local schools don't. It is more like a private school than public.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

I love the Academy! I went to this school and think the staff is amazing! They are a passionate group of educators! Go Bobcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

I love Stratford Academy! I think it has great programs and wonderful teachers and staff. None of them are mean and they always try their best on new ways to learn. I love the plays and the ALPs program. That teaches me to learn with kids my own level, instead of being bored and not learning anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2008

All 3 of my children went to this school. All were in the ALP program - Advanced Learning Program - and have had nothing but success!! This school along with the staff are the BEST in the country!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

The caring, and kindness is the greatest. They have movie night, carnivals, pajama party, etc. couldn't have asked for a better school to send my children. I have had the best 2 school years ever. The teachers, principals, and assist. principles all listen to your concerns and try to make it better for all. The nurse well there is no higher praise that I can give but great! She is always there when needed from a band aid to a hug. The Secretary's at both schools are wonderful, always courteous, and willing to help at anytime. My experience with Stratford Academy has been a great one. I would refer these two schools to anyone, Honey Spot house, and Johnson House. PTA tries to get all involved and do a great job with functions held. I am a proud parent of 2 that go to Stratford Academy Great Schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

Both of my children attend The Academy and my husband and I could not be happier! My children are doing so well both academically and socially and they actually enjoy going to school everyday. The teachers are the best, and the administrators are wonderful. Everyone really cares about the kids and it shows. I am thrilled that my children are fortunate enough to be able to attend such a great school. I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about sending their kids to The Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

This school is wonderful. My child had to change schools since her old school closed, and since my child has been attending the Academy, I hear only positive feedback each day. Not only does my child look forward to school each day, but also she wants to get involved in each and every program the school has to offer! The academic programs offered are very informative and interesting, and there seems to be 100% participation from the students who want to be involved. The Academy has a very strong PTA, and many extracurricular activities for children to grow and thrive on. My husband and I are very happy with this positive change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

As a former student at Stratford Academy Johnson House, I think this is a great school. The teachers will always help you when you need it and you can stay after. There is not any crime at all in this school. This school also makes the kids happy because when you reach 3rd grade you get your own combination locker so you can have your privacy. This school is baisically a non-paying private school. I recommend this school who wants thier child to learn the fun yet edicating way.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 15, 2004

This is a GREAT school.The teachers are so caring. The principals make you want to be involved. Both my kids are doing well but most of all they are learning values.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

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 72% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

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 70% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students64%
Female78%
Male53%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students67%
Female66%
Male67%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male73%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 52% 62%
Black 23% 13%
Hispanic 21% 19%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 32%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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719 Birdseye St
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 385-4180

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