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Southwest School

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted May 13, 2009

I am new to Torrington and am very happy with Southwest school. After only a few months, my daughter's reading level has improved immensly. I am excited that my son will be entering Kindergarden there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

Southwest School is a shine over Torrington. With great teachers, and great learning programs comes a great school. Best school in Torrington, maybe even Conneticut.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2007

This school is great!! My son has really grown here. If he ever needed help they were on top of it before I knew it. The teachers are all wonderful and we will miss this school very much.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students85%
Female78%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students84%
Femalen/a
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 61%
Hispanic 21% 20%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
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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340 Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 489-2345

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