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Posted June 9, 2013

I am proud to be a staff member at this school. My coworkers and I are very hardworking and dedicated to educating each and every child. Our principal is very supportive and caring. It is unfortunate that a few disgruntled parents have used this forum to paint a very wrong picture of our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2013

The Principal herself is a bully and is quick to label children as such to fit her agenda. I am unsatisfied with the fact that the children don't have spelling words/tests. They are given words to practice at home, but nothing is ever administered in class to keep the words fresh in their little heads. More oriented with making sure non English speaking parents are informed of the on goings at school than anyone else. Very disappointing to see where the school is headed. It desperately needs a new principal and I'm to the point where I don't feel as thought my child is safe there, especially due to how the principal is. Parents please find another school for your children, they deserve the best and this school doesn't even come close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

There is huge lack of communication in this Title 1 school. When there is communication, a few times a year, it looks pretty from the outside, but it is full of lies! The principal focuses on programs for non-English speaking children. The school does not have the same curriculum as the rest of the district; (spelling words...who needs them, "they have spellcheck". It is also the only school in the district that does not have a social worker. It does not even have a certified reading consultant; yet non-title 1 schools do. If you are a parent, do your homework, your child will NOT be prepared for middle school, don't be so naive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

I am very disappointed with the administration and the way our children and parents and even some teachers are bullied. This school needs to be re-evaluated and have some outside input. Parents that are unable or unwilling to get involved are those that complain when changes need to be made. Parents are your own child's first advocate so speak up for them because no one else will do what is in their best interest. Also having non English speaking parents bused to our children's place of education and being taught on our their time at the tax payers expense is not the way things should be done. I believe those parents should have an opportunity to be taught English but not at school, there are many churches and other venues that offer ESL classes for free.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

My child absolutely loves Forbes school!! I am very impressed with the amount of time and attention the teachers and staff spend in getting to know the children. The principal is amazing and has a warm and caring personality. She takes the time to know her students on a first name basis! They have a large selection of after school activities, and let's not forget about the Forbes flyers!!! What an amazing team! My child loves everything about this school which makes extremely pleased and satisfied!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Too much attention is spent on non english speaking children in regular classrooms at this school. I have never seen a larger waste of money then every notice they send being sent to every home in english and spanish. That said their is little to NO parent/school communication. The school website shows it that nothing is listed for activities occuring at the school
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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%
Female75%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students89%
Femalen/a
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students84%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 60% 61%
Hispanic 29% 20%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 2% 13%
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 56%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Torrington, CT 06790
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