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Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School

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Posted February 3, 2005

I think the school may have to do something for the parking problem. Is very hard every day pick-up your kids and do not have a spot to park. They made a big huge baseball field next to the school (I never see nobody playing in it)that may be it will be a very nice parking lot for everybody. Other than that everything is very good. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

I have 2 children attending.This interdistrict magnet school has no parent parking, yet has reserved spaces for the maintenence staff?? A good indicator of whats inside. Some teachers lack basic parenting skills. School policies for students lack enthusiasm. Principals & office staff wont address problems with unionized teachers and are under no administrative supervison.Always document everything. Principals are not required to address your concerns or even keep records. If you have a problem go to city hall,board of education. Do not go to the principals office ! rotella is 100% union shop. You cannot bring a problem to another union employee such as the principal and expect results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

This is my forth attempt to post a message about this school.The program and teachers at this facility are great. However,the staff in the front office are the rudest people. Other parents have complained about them including myself. They barely acknowledge you when you enter the building. Thats the only problem we see with this school.
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Posted October 25, 2004

This is a great school. However, the front office staff we have had a problem with in the past. They are rude. There have been many complaints about them in the past, but it fell on deaf ears. Nothing has changed about their attitudes. They should be removed and replaced with friendlier staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

The After School arts program is unlike any other program offered in our state. The kids really have a chance to learn about the arts in a way which they wouldn't normally get to. The school is a safe environment for the kids. However, I don't always agree with the disciplinary actions. I feel the administration should be able to handle behavorial issues in a more positive way,rather than just removing the child from class, or taking away a privelige. The parents of students are all very supportive. I do believe the higher-up administration leaves a bit to be desired.


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
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

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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%
Female98%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic96%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students86%
Female96%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 50% 61%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Black 16% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
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 46%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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440 Pierpont Rd
Waterbury, CT 06705
Phone: (203) 574-8168

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