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Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School

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Posted June 19, 2014

Maloney Magnet is a really good school. I am so glad my son is there! He has blossomed, what a difference from his previous school. It's not always about ratings. When your kid comes home happy, you know he's in the right place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2014

My daughter started going in 3rd grade. She is now in 5th and we are so grateful to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

Maloney Magnet School is the best school. I have 3 of my kids there and I am so happy with what they learn there. The teachers and all the staff there are exellent. The ladies at the front desk are so frendly and very informed. Anna is my favourite. They do a lot of acctivities and the class room are very clean. I am so happy my kids attend Maloney Magnet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter been in this school since kindergarten and I must say I love it! They teach the kids Japanese. My son was in another school and his grades weren't so great but as soon as he went to Maloney his grades were up there. There's not anything negative I could say about this school. I'm so happy my kids were blessed to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

My 2 older children went to 3 different schools in waterbury one is now in highschool and the other in middle school. My 2 younger kids go to maloney and have been there since pre k. I absolutely love the school and all of their faculity members. I recommend this school to everyone I talk to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

My children come from a different town in to Waterbury to attend Maloney. We looked at all the different schools that they were able to attend and Maloney was by far the best. The academics they offer at this school are absolutely phenominal. We have not had a bad teacher yet and we have four children that have gone through the school. The administration is very caring and always on top of everything and will always make time to speak or work with you if you have a problem. I am very satisfied that we have selected this school for our four children to receive their elementary education through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

Maloney is an excellent school. The staff and educators put their best efforts forward. Any questions or concerns I have had were handled immediately. A great environment for kids, especially those that need special assistance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

This school help my son in so many ways. He went to Bucks Hill because of his behavor found out he has a mental illness. When he started this school this year his attitude about school and his self change in a good way. He now is in a regular class and he is able to make friends a lot easier now. He also loves his teachers because he is challlenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

I think this school is the best in waterbury i feel they have our childrens best at heart and they listen to the parents and try to work as a team a proud mother of a child who is now attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

My daughter and son both attend Maloney. They both speak Japanese and also their reading level is higher than their cousins who attend other Waterbury Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School is fantastic! My son is in kindergarten & he is receiving a top-notch education. I spent last spring touring every public/private elementary school in our area and Maloney stood out the minute I set foot in the front door. We are truly blessed to have made it through the lottery, since we live in Naugautck. My son's kindergarten teacher is exceptional: professional, loving, caring, an excellent educator, and she puts her heart & soul into every child. My son is excelling far faster than I could have ever imagined. The japanese program is also outstanding, with exceptional teachers there as well. This school has given my child the excitement & hunger to learn. I am confident,that this school will provide my child with the cornerstone of education needed to thrive/excell in this vast world. If you are considering schools, I highly recommend Maloney Magnet School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

As the extremely satisfied parent of two children who attended Maloney Magnet I felt I must write to show my appreciation for the excellent education and life experiences Maloney offered. My children not only excelled in all areas due to great teachers but loved every moment of their time at the school. I could write pages of praises about the staff and their overwhelming devotion and desire to have these children be the best they can be not only as students but as citizens. The science program and Japanese Language programs were outstanding. Unfortunatley we had to relocate out of state and their was not one elementary school I looked at that even came close to what Maloney stands for and has to offer. My children are both very far ahead in their new schools. If you have the chance to send you child there do not miss the
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

I think Maloney is a great school. My son started in the Preschool program and his teachers were wonderful. My child learned so much and his behavior improved while attending Maloney. His teachers were a big help. I'm looking forward to him attending the Kindergarten program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I think that Maloney Magnet interdisctrict school in Waterbury, CT, is the greatest school. My daughter is learning Japanese as a second language in kindergarden, and the school as a whole is great. They have alot more resources then all of the other Waterbury's school put together, and they were also one of the Very Few schools that meets the requirements of a school systems test wise! I am very pleased that 2 of my 3 children are going there. I plan to send my son next year provided he will get in. I love the school, I could not be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

Maloney magnet school is really good and teachers are soo nice.Education system is great .we are very happy that our daughter got admission in this school by luck. thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2005

This school has done nothing but excellence. They are extremely organized and run a very positive enviroment.It would be a wise choice to sign up for the lottery. This is the only way to enter the school. Thanks for all you have done to give my child the best education in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

Maloney Magnet School is outstanding. Its extracurricular activities are excellent. Parent involvement is very good here at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

Hooray Maloney Magnet School.I have twin boys who attend the PSLC here. One child has special needs the other is a peer in the same class. The teachers are spectacular.Both of my children have grown leaps and bounds since starting here last fall.It is my wish that they both will continue to recieve their education here.Parent teacher and staff relations I have found to be great.It really is to bad all children in our state cannot recieve this quality of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This school provides children with an incredible education. It is such a shame that the regular public school system couldn't match the standards that Maloney has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

School does not involve parents which is key to great leadership and development. I feel like I'm twisting arms to get to be able to attend their fieldtrips. Also, they do not allow enough parents to attend fieldtrips. Last year the teacher only allowed one parent. This year the teacher allows two. I remember when I was a kid, as many parents as wanted to attend were welcomed! Also anytime I have a question or concern, it seems like a problem as interpreted from their responses.
—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.

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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students92%
Female98%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students84%
Female93%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students92%
Female98%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 61%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Black 21% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 46%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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233 South Elm St
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8162

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