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Skinner Road School

Public | PK-5 | 350 students

 

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Posted March 23, 2011

Both my daughters go to skinner road school. I love it here! The school is very into physical fitness which is always a plus. My daughter has received numerous awards for being a great student, a good leader and a great role model. I must give some of that credit to this school. They encourage these children to be their best in everything they do. I think my daughter continues to strive to do her best because it makes her feel rewarded when her teachers and principal notice the good things she does. Skinner rd encourages lots of activities that are family oriented and they are usually hosted at the school. They are always trying to get children and parents involved in before,during and after school programs and activities. Both my children have learned a great deal since they have been enrolled in Skinner Rd. I'm looking for a bigger place to live and one of the down falls of moving is so far I haven't found a place in this school district. I'm hoping to because I think this school would be great for both of my sons too. Thank you to all you dedicated teachers I hope I get to meet all of you as my children go through each grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

This school is great! The teachers really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

teachers really care, my son has thrived at the school and loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

I love the school's focus on student health and physical fitness. I love that the kids are not bringing in cupcakes for their birthdays any more. My kids get enough sweets! The teachers find non-food ways to celebrate the child's special day! They are great at being creative and 'working smarter not harder!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

Excellent school,can't say enough about the staff, go Mr U,[gym teacher] your the best! Mrs Hughes, Mrs Fischer,you both are angels,you will always have a special place in my heart. Thanks for putting up with my son,i know it was hard at times, keep up the hard work. Mrs Manfre, you are a saint,don't know how you do it, you are simply the best. If you are considering moving to Vernon, do not hesitate to go in this district, you will have no regrets.
—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 67% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students71%
Female60%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students70%
Female84%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students45%
Female48%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 64% 62%
Black 16% 13%
Hispanic 11% 19%
Asian 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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90 Skinner Rd
Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 870-6180

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