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Thomaston High School

Public | 7-12 | 522 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted March 9, 2012

Bullying is a definitive problem at this school. 11 and 12 yr olds have to ride the same bus as 16-18 yr olds and they are constantly picked on and physically abused without reprisal from the school administration. I normally call the Police when this happens. Consider other schools for your children before sending them to Thomaston High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

My kids suffered at the hands of bullies, the school administration did nothing to stop these bullies, THS is the worst high school in CT, do to the fact that the adminisration looks the other way when kids are picked on, telling my child there is nothing they can do about bullying, What a crock that is. We moved to a better place and a great high school where my kids have a ton of friends and no bullying !!!! This school is not recommended at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

THS is an ok school BUT the director of Special Ed Services Nancy Snyder likes to compare siblings if they are if the are both in need of special education for a learning disability. when she was told that one sibling has nothing to do with the other sibling she simply says I'm just trying to point out how 1 takes the help and the other doesn't. Either way no 2 children should be compared to each other siblings or not!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

teahcers here are amazing and really help kids out. i really enjoy this school and the fact that we have all grown up together is a huge plus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2005

this school needs to improve.
—Submitted by a former student


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 68% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%

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 67% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%

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

All Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students72%
Female83%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students74%
Female83%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Reading

All Students54%
Female68%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Science

All Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Writing

All Students74%
Female87%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 96% 62%
Hispanic 3% 19%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
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 16%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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185 Branch Rd
Thomaston, CT 06787
Phone: (860) 283-3030

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