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Thomaston Center School

Public | 4-6 | 239 students

 

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Posted April 1, 2009

I was pleased with my daughters experience at Center School. She had a learning disability (auditory processing disorder). They worked hard to identify the issue. The school went out of there way to accommodate her special needs and to give her back her self esteem and confidence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

I have been a substitute at Thomaston center school for several years now and I think that the negative reviews it has received are unfair. The teachers there are fantastic, particularly the 4th and 5th grade teams. While i agree that there may be too much homework and that some of the work could be more challenging, this is an issue anywhere as teachers are no longer able to choose their curriculum and are forced to teach subjects that are outlined by state and federal guidelines. Recent integration of special education students into the mainstream classroom have further complicated things however this is NOT a problem with the school itself, rather it is a problem that is or will be affecting all schools. The principal is great and discipline is administered when necessary. I would recommend this school to anyone without hesitation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 5, 2006

Currently, I'm becoming a freshman at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School. Before coming to the Thomaston Center School for 6th grade, I attended the Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School in Waterbury. Once I came to TCS, it was a total shock for me. The 6th grade staff was great, but I was never academically challenged; the regular courses were too easy. But the bigger problems are these: The pricipal leadership, the discipline and the students attitudes towards others were (and still are) very poor. The pricipal lacked in the discipline area, and his leadership was poor towards it. Everyday, during my math class, there was a disruption from a student in the classroom above us, and we would here the principal there, trying to get him to stop, but he never really disciplined him. Also, there are many clicks there among the students. Parents, you can improve this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 7, 2004

I think the school is great, some parents just need to stop blaming the principal and teachers and, just teach their children better. one thing I have to say is the homework is out of control, their back packs are so heavy its horrible. I think they need to do homework on a daily basis for example math on Mondays, english on tuesdays etc. that way we can help our childrens back. I think this is a great idea and will help our childrens back. thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

This school is horrible, the principal does not deal with the important issues. Most of the teachers are mean and to hard on the kids. My kids are in 5th grade and I would love to tranfer them else where.
—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 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2011

 
 
87%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students85%
Female94%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 95% 61%
Black 2% 13%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Thomas Ave
Thomaston, CT 06787
Phone: (860) 283-3036

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