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Driggs School

Public | PK-5 | 530 students

 

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Posted January 10, 2013

Driggs School has come a long way. The school has had its share of downhill moments. Since then, the school has gotten a new administrational staff, and some new teachers. This school is definatly not the way it was. I love the new staff. I, as a parent am pleased with the change. I hope that we can get more parent involvement. It is needed for the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

This school is no good. There are many biter and hipocrites staff. The bathrooms are nasty,the luch room is like a boot camp with whistles, and yelling.Do you want your children to be controled or positively disipline???This is why i took my children out of this school because they were not learning.The school needs to focus more on the students education and less on the behavior logs that they bring home. this school needs new leadership and caring teachers that are truly devoted to there carrier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

Two children graduated from Driggs. We credit all the Driggs Teachers for the success stories. Both students had a different learning problem. My daughter had an Expressive Disorder misdiagnosed by a Parochial School. Thanks to two PPT's at our Public Schools they properly found the problem and gave her the help needed. This was in language arts and reading. She went to West Side and Kenndy HS had 2nd honors 3yrs. excelled in Girls B-Ball. She graduated upper 3rd of her HS class/set a record in Girls B-Ball 40pts. She got an AS from Mitchell College in May 2005/was Center/girls B-Ball with 2 All Tournament Awards/MVP. My son ADHD since 3rd grade. He was suspended numerous times. With the proper help the Driggs Staff supplied PPt's and Remedial Reading and Math courses you guessed it 2nd honors at West Side/now a Junior in HS. Great School/Great Teachers. Janet Graham
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

the principal and the vice principal they are not great leadership.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
60%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
66%
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 Students28%
Female26%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%

Reading

All Students24%
Female20%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%

Writing

All Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
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 Students30%
Female28%
Male32%
Black22%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%

Reading

All Students26%
Female29%
Male22%
Black14%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%

Writing

All Students35%
Female43%
Male27%
Black29%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
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 Students33%
Female34%
Male32%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Reading

All Students32%
Female32%
Male33%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%

Science

All Students22%
Female16%
Male27%
Black14%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%

Writing

All Students27%
Female29%
Male24%
Black32%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
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 54% 19%
Black 33% 13%
White 13% 62%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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