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F. J. Kingsbury School

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Posted September 23, 2013

This school has proven to be a great choice. I currently have 2 children enrolled. I have no problem contacting or meeting with my children's teachers. In fact, they love parental involvement. The Principal is stern and provide great leadership for the children and staff alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

This is an excellent school. My daughter is in the 3rd grade and has been at this school since kindergarten. My daughter gets all A's and B's on her report card every marking period and she gets student of the month at least once each year. All the teachers she's had have been amazing. They are caring and very helpful. I wanted to send her to a magnet school before but I think she is in a great school now so I will leave her there until she graduates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

I'm giving a start to this school because I can't move on with my comment. I had to transfer my daughter to a better school, too many children. teacher was great but staff totally disrespectful for parents and children as well. My kid had 30 minutes for 80 children to have lunch, in all the time she was there she lost 12 pounds, she would starved because there was no time to eat,even when she brought her own lunch. Teachers are not aware of the lunch time incidents unless parents bring it to their attention, and kids are too scare to say anything. I would not recommend this school to my enemy.
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Posted July 9, 2008

My son was in 3rd grade, and i loved the school and when i tld him that he might be tranfered because it wasnt his district at the end of the yr. He cried but hopefully my address is close to the district that he and his sis kingertaren can go love it. Good job kingsbury michael b loves you guys.
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Posted February 6, 2005

This school is wonderful,they are staffed with the greatest bunch of teachers! In June my relationship with this school will end with my youngst son graduating from it, however it ends with both of my children having the best start in their education careers.
—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 83% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black75%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students63%
Female70%
Male56%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male58%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students71%
Female66%
Male76%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students64%
Female61%
Male68%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black80%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students54%
Female50%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students64%
Female70%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 50% 20%
Black 32% 13%
White 15% 61%
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 85%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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220 Columbia Blvd
Waterbury, CT 06710
Phone: (203) 574-8172

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