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Waterbury Arts Magnet School (Middle)

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Posted March 25, 2012

A school above average! The administration and teachers are excellent at WAMS. The only negative part of the school is the campus. Many classrooms and the building itself is in poor condition based on the age of the school. For example, the gym floor is ripping and one of the dance studio's floor is extremely dirty. It is only 8 years old! Otherwise, the school is amazing. It would be five stars if the campus was in better condition.


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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 86% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

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 85% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black89%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black86%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students91%
Female99%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 61%
Hispanic 28% 20%
Black 22% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 54%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Alan Kramer
Fax number
  • (203) 573-6325

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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16 South Elm St
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