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Pond Hill School

Public | 3-5 | 333 students

 
 

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Posted April 3, 2009

Our experience at this school was disappointing. Not a good place for kids with special needs - even minor ones such as LD. Did not follow IEP, did not provide services unless we chased them down and pushed constantly. Admin kept switching aides over & over, Silent Reading a disaster, and a select few parents are chosen year after year to be 'Room Moms', run PTA, etc. I wish we'd transferred to another school. Some very good teachers, but some really awful ones too. Antiquated techniques and behavior strategies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

I have a son who is in grade K. The staff is great and the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

I have two children who attend Pond Hill School. And I can't say enough about how much we love this school. Pond Hill has offered my children a wonderful education as well as many enrichment activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

Pond Hill has an excellent and caring staff. They are constantly striving to improve all aspects of the school and student life. Absolutely wonderful in every way!
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

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 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 71% 61%
Hispanic 24% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 2% 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 23%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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299 Pond Hill Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: (203) 949-0109

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