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Voluntown Elementary School

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Posted June 7, 2013

My children and my grandchild receive(d) their education in Voluntown. For the most part it tries hard to meet the student's needs. There are some teachers that really should retire, and some excellent teachers as well. They have had all day K for several years which is a real plus for the kids. The third grade team is phenomenal. Report cards should offer more information. Their safety policies should be improved - people can just walk in at the beginning of school without being buzzed in since the doors are unlocked. Overall, I think it offers a good education to the typical student, some enhanced interventions for gifted children, and I am not sure about special education. I feel my children received a better education than my grandchild is, but I guess that is the way it is in most public schools nowadays.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

My child also has gone to this school for ten years. All was well until middle school. My child is well behaved, gets along with everyone, and trys really hard.It seems like the teachers favor certain children in this school more than others and is graded differently from each other. I give this school a "D" en graded a rough draft for an essay at the end of the quarter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

Terrible. After 10 years in this school, it grows boring and you know everyone in the class. If you dislike someone, you cant get away from them.


Posted November 20, 2009

So far I have 2 preschool children that attend the school. The staff come to my home before they begin, to introduce themselves and 'play' with them in order to evaluate them and acclimatize them to the idea of school. The staff has been so caring , and the feedback on my girls has been forthcoming. They love their teachers and classmates, and can't wait to go to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This school is an integral part of a close-knit community. The teachers and administration are caring and truly concerned about the well-being of the children in their school.It's a very welcoming school for children and parents.I'm very pleased with VES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

My 2 children currently attending VES are in the pre-school and 1st Grade. Our experiences so far have been very good. My personal experience with the teachers has been extremely professional and very helpful. They have small classes and know the children and work with us to keep behavioral issues in school going well. We are fairly new to town and everyone at VES has been very helpful (including the bus drivers who are extremely friendly).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

Voluntown has the potential of being a great school. It lacks direction and leadership. It needs to address issues keeping it from reaching its potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

I was told there would be a strings program, as my daughter has played the violin for 3 yrs. previous. There is not. Also, at a parent teacher meeting to address one of my daughters' needs her 7th grade L.A. teacher was very snide towards me. As a parent, we're there to recieve help for our child..not to feel attacked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I can only say that in reference to my 3 children that attended and 2 children that presently attend the school, all the needs of the children have been addressed and have moved onto greater things. The two that are in school are doing fine and I have little problems with the faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Caring environment - everyone knows each other and helps each other. Teachers go out of their way to provide extra activities for students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2006

This school is far to small and supervision is at an extream here which gives little freedom for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

A public school that is over-run with popularity contests. Mostly between the parents and staff. In this area, it's all who you know and who you are related to, that weighs greatly on your child's education
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

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 86% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students97%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students97%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
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

Math

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students96%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 87% 61%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
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 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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195 Main St
Voluntown, CT 06384
Phone: (860) 376-2325

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