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Eli Whitney School

Public | K-6 | 537 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 3, 2014

Excellent school. Teachers are always friendly and welcoming. Teachers always kept me in the loop with all social and academic progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2014

LOVE Eli Whitney!!!! Incredible teachers and staff who are committed to engaging students at all levels!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

Terrific school and the educational level is excellent. I love that they have started introducing the kindergarter's into an early second language. This is one of the best schools in Stratford. They are moving toward tomorrow by introducing the electronic meal system too..way to go Whitney!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Great teachers who really care about the kids!


Posted April 15, 2010

Whitney is a great school that is a positive learning environment and holds high expectations of its students.


Posted April 13, 2010

Whitney is a great community of students, staff, teachers, and parents! The school is always bursting with excitement!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 12, 2009

5 stars. Fantastic adminstrators and staff. My kids love it. Great teamwork between parents, staff and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

My son attends. He love going and the teachers are very professional
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

I have 3 children at this school and can say without hesitation that the staff has been caring and dedicated. Two of my children have learning disabilities; this school has the most Special Ed staff and resources of any school in town, and they have done so much for both of my 'unique' children. To be fair, 'bussed in' children should not be blamed as the source of misbehavior; there are plenty of local kids are in need of extra discipline. Yes, bussing occurs, but many of the behavioral problems are actually diagnosed disorders that occur regardless of where the child lives, and the children attend this school because the resouces there are more readily available. Inclusive classrooms teach students about diversity, tolerance, and compassion. Special events, PTA involvement, Scouting sponsorship, cultural arts programs, and loyal, dedicated staff and parents are the reasons we stay at Eli Whitney
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

This is one of the better elementary schools in Stratford. I currently have two children in this school. The school seems slightly overwhelmed with children having behavioral issues, many due to the practice of 'bussing' kids in from other Stratford district areas in order to racially balance the schools. The teachers seem to spend more time disciplining than teaching in some instances. It's a great, friendly environment, clean, bright, lots of opportunities in music, arts, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

I actually attended Eli Whitney for my entire elementary school career, and absolutly loved it. The teachers and staff were wonderful and provided a great learning environment, the school grounds were kept clean and tidy and provided great programs for the students. I know of a couple children that attend Eli Whitney now and they also love it. Their parents raved to me how they loved this school and were so pleased their child attends it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 6, 2004

This is my daughter first year at this school, I am very disappointed with my daughter teacher at this school....My daughter went from an honor student in her old school to currently needing a tutor. Her teacher had no patience with the childern in her class.I don't think she really cared if the childern learned.
—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 83% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

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 86% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
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

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
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 Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black80%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black92%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 55% 61%
Hispanic 24% 20%
Black 17% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
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 37%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1130 Huntington Rd
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 385-4198

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