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Second Hill Lane School

Public | PK-6 | 707 students

 
 

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Posted August 2, 2014

Second Hill Lane is an awesome school in Stratford! I have one son who is going into 2nd grade, and a daughter about to start Kindergarten this Fall. We have been so pleased with the teachers and staff, as well as the school leaders in Second Hill Lane. As a parent, I feel welcomed in the school, and know the teachers care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2011

I am a grandparent and former teacher. I have a grandson in the Pre-K program. He is progressing very well. The teachers work hard with him (he is speach delayed). In just the past 3 months we have seen a huge improvement. I feel that the teachers really care and strive to get the best out of each child.


Posted August 24, 2009

second hill lane is agreat school because i have two kids at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

Mr. Noga deals fairly with the students, and expects parents to do their jobs and be responsible parents. He uses his authority to run a 'tight ship.' His no-nonsense attitude is necessary for these times when many parents are not parenting like they should. The teachers are exemplary overall, and I feel very confident that my child is getting an outstanding education. The teachers are also involved with the students in extra-curricular activities helping our children to be well-rounded. I love Second Hill Lane School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

I love SHL and I am so glad my daughter attends this school. The teachers are truley concerned with the childs education. They work hard at making learning exciting. I would like to see a gym class everyday as this may be the only exercise children get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

Have 2 children attending SHL for the past 3 years. I am disappointed by the downward spiral we have seen in communication with parents, extracurricular activites, etc. Each year it seems to get worse and worse. Limited activites for the children outside of normal classroom activities. School newsletters are few and far between. Does not seem to be a very fun learning environment for the children attending school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

I currently have two daughters attending SHL and I must say I love the school and the whole teaching staff. The Art teacher goes the extra mile for the children that are interested in art. The gym teacher encourages a healthy life style from eating right to exericsing regularly. The school has fitness Friday when the whole school walks the track outside if the weather permits and if the weather is bad they continue this activities in the school gym. and they have spirit day as well. The music department is always doing something new for all the children from a fall concert to a choir and band concert. The SHL teachers, nurses and the rest of the staff are the best in Stratford!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

I student taught at SHL 13 years ago, and was very impressed by the school. We bought our home in SHL's neighborhood so that our daughter would be guaranteed an excellent education. Miss Puskar's sensitivity helped my daughter transition from a small church-based pre-k to kindergarten in a large school. She taught my daughter how to read, write, add, & subtract. My daughter dreams of being a teacher one day. Ms. San Pietro, the nurse, is very concerned with the students' health and well-being. Mr. Dimenna and Mrs. Barone are very hands-on with the students and parents. I look forward to many more wonderful years for my child at SHL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

Your teachers care and your special ed classes are the best. Thank you Miss Arbelo
—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 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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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 86% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students70%
Female82%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students81%
Female73%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 46% 61%
Hispanic 27% 20%
Black 21% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 53%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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65 Second Hill Ln
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 385-4292

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