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Carrington School

Public | K-5 | 461 students

 

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Posted December 16, 2010

All the nice sanitized editorials you have on this page -how Lovely! Now man-up and tell the nice people what's really going on @ carrington!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Because the teachers and staff actually CARE about your child. They try to put as much fun into learning as they possibly can and are always ready to involve the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Carrington school, has the best teachers ever they are the best we also have a great pta team and a great principle who is always looking out for our children. We will be building a new school amd the school will start at k-8 should be done in 2013 fall. I definitely vote this school as the best you are always welcomed when visiting and apprecited when the parents volunteer their time. This school also is always doing fun and learning activities whisc the children love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Carrington School is a place where every student is valued, and every parent is welcome. The students get along with one another, and they concentrate on their studies. The parents support the school and their children in so many ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

im 14 and i moved to maine from there and it was the worst school i have ever gone to seriously. they have a dress code, the principal is mean, and its way to strict.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2005

I went to Carrington School and its a pretty good school. The teachers help you alot, they dont just ignore you. I had a good time when I was there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 3, 2005

This is my child's first year in school, we just moved in Waterbury in August 04, I have no problems with the school. My child love it there, and the teachers really work with your child considering the lack of teacher's aid. The teachers really communicate with you regarding your child's progress, which is great. I'm very happy to have my child in this school.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students54%
Female50%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Writing

All Students62%
Female68%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students75%
Female68%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students62%
Female55%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students69%
Female83%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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
Hispanic 51% 20%
White 29% 61%
Black 17% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 77%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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24 Kenmore Ave
Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: (203) 574-8184

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