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Vogel-Wetmore School

Public | K-5 | 459 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2010

This school really tries to foster the learning needs of the students and will individualize a program for a child that excels. A wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

A caring and involved staff... the teachers are wonderful including the principal, vice principal and special educators. A smaller group of supporting educators that are number 1! Great team of professionals...Mrs.Dzurilla and Mr. Joslyn are wonderful examples of leadership, Thank you to the entire staff from the ladies in the office to the kitchen crew..Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The staff is caring,ambitious and professiional. I have volunteered there for over 4 years and have watched the children grow and mature as they learn to read. Learning and reading is emphasized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Friends and I have worked as volunteers at Vogel-Wetmore School for over 3 years. We are so impressed with the school, the teachers, the principal, the custodial staff, the aides, and the volunteers. We have watched the children we help blossom, and we have enriched our lives by working with them and everyone at Vogel. The atmosphere in this elementary school is warm and nurturing. Learning is a priority. School spirit is encouraged. Respect for each other is stressed and very evident all over the school. Teachers are dedicated to their jobs and continue to grow in their expertise. I am proud to be a part of the process, and taxpayers in Torrington should be very proud to support education in Torrington.


Posted December 11, 2006

My son is in 2nd grade and we are thrilled with the experience he has had for the last 2.5 years! The principal, Mr Joslyn, is involved and attentive - he's at the main doors every morning greeting the kids and knows them all by name. Any concerns we've had (and they were just a few)have been addressed quickly and appropriately. Teachers have a clear curriculum, but also seem to have flexibility enough for teachable moments as they occur. The school is a warm, fun place to be. There is talk around town of a redistricting plan and we are hoping that our son gets to stay put.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

New pricipal Dzurilla seems too unorganized. Very chaotic activities and students including my daughter and her friends feel the previous administration were more pleasant and genuine. bad choice for principle for elementary school.
—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 83% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students86%
Female100%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic91%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students88%
Female97%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 33% 20%
Black 7% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 73%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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68 Church St
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 489-2570

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