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West District School

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4 stars

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Posted October 26, 2013

I am proud to be an active part of the West District School community. The teachers are committed to providing each child the necessary skills to do their personal best. The administration is just as committed. There is a strong sense of community and "tiger" pride among the staff, students, and parents. It is refreshing to see the students respect for themselves, classmates, teachers, and school. It is great to be part of a school that provides a challenging top-knotch education along with molding outstanding individuals!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

I feel West District Elementary School does a great job at bringing those with special needs into the regular classroom and supports other regular classroom student's education about those with special needs. I have not gotten any reports of others mistreating our special needs seven year old, in fact another student has done extra credit to be able to come to our son's SLC (Special Learning Class) to support him and help him. Parent's with special needs children are always concerned with how their child will do in the world and society. Supporting other children's education about those with special needs will in time, albeit a long time, help to defray the stigma of society towards those with special needs. The special needs teacher and her support staff are excellent and support our son and protect him as well as we do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

WDS is an amazing school. The teachers are wonderful and genuinely care about the kids. I do not feel that there is pressure to "keep up with the Jonses" here. While that is very true in other parts of the town but what I love about WDS is that the is no pretension. The only goal is to help the children become great students who love school. This is the basis for the rest of their academic careers so that goal counts for a lot. The children love the school, they literally beam with pride during assemblies, especially the Tumbling Tigers one. I love this school and believe that my kids are getting a great education. WDS is a stellar school, filled with love, focused on your child's success. What more could you ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2011

We love West District! The teachers are excellent! Be prepared, however; this is a traditional New England school so be prepared for the phony PTO parents who always have to have a smile on their faces and keep up with the Joneses. Otherwise a great atmosphere and our kids did fine there. No diversity; very whitebread community.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
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

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 76% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 3% 13%
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 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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114 West District Rd
Unionville, CT 06085
Phone: (860) 673-2579

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