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Carrington School

Public | PK-5 | 488 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


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.

About these ratings

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 67% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female36%
Male41%
Black27%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English45%

Reading

All Students27%
Female29%
Male26%
Black19%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English38%

Writing

All Students34%
Female44%
Male24%
Black27%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English38%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students42%
Female44%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic19%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students44%
Female50%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic27%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students41%
Female36%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students24%
Female29%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%

Science

All Students22%
Female22%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%

Writing

All Students28%
Female44%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 53% 19%
White 30% 62%
Black 15% 13%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Waterbury, CT 06708
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