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Posted May 2, 2014

I don't have many nice things to say about Sprague school. My children ( grades 3rd, 2nd and K) have only been going here for 5 months and its been nothing but problems. My children have never had problems interacting with other students until coimg to this school; now every day we have to deal with offensive language, thier personal property being stolen from there desks or bags and when an adult is notified they are told nothing can be done. Teachers and stuff are respectful to parents but seem to drop the ball when dealing with the students. My children are under challanged academically and I am going to try to get them out of Srague school as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

This is not a good school. The administration is disorganized and as a result has missed out on beneficial programs and opportunities for their students. The teachers I have are simply putting in time and are not true educators. If you are only interested in appearances then the school is nicely decorated, clean, and cheerful looking. But it is no surprise that the students have low test scores and poor overall long term outcome. If you have no experience with a really good school then you may be fooled by Sprague.


Posted May 8, 2013

My son has been attending this school since he was in first grade and with every step of the way his teachers have been understanding and nurturing. They also pushed him when they beleived in him. There aren't enough words to describe this school. It will sadly be missed. I thank all the faculty and staff that has helped me mold him into the respecful person he is today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

I love this school my son goes there and the teacher that he has his stern but helpful with him in ay studies, he's more responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

Sprague's school count with teachers that are responsible to providing structures techniques to aid her students to learn. I love how the teacher used many hand-on- activities to apply the lesson and reviewed later on. Most of the teacher encouraged cooperative learning and peer-tutor. They also used learning modes such as audiocassettes, computers and visual materials to aid the studenet to learn. I consider Sprague teachers are warmth and supportive in many areas. Teachers talked to the students in a respectful and courtesy tone of voice. I admire the willigness some of the teacher had to be learners. I observed them to take the opportunity as a challenge to learn new inforamtion. Most of the classroom are beautiful decorated. The classroom exhibited students interest and accomplishments. Rules are posted in clear places and visible to students. To reinforce behavior, the teacher use many positive strategies. Sprgaue is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

This school is an incredible place to attend. I have had my grandmother, mother, brother and sisters, and now my children attend this wonderful school. You learn so much and the teachers are an incredible inspiration to us all. I think that there should be a lot more schools like this one. I have had great success within my career, and i have attended at top rated college and hoping to have a degree in forensic science.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students47%
Female33%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students31%
Female38%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%

Writing

All Students54%
Female73%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students57%
Female64%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students67%
Female83%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
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 Students46%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Reading

All Students51%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Writing

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 63% 20%
Black 24% 13%
White 10% 61%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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 88%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1448 Thomaston Ave
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: (203) 574-8189

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