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Aiken School

Public | PK-5 | 444 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted September 14, 2009

I went to this school for seven years.! I am now at kp, but i love Aiken! The teachers were mean at times...but that is normal. KIndergarden was a blast we learned alot. in first...we had the best teacher. In second, we had a strict teacher which was great because they taught us right from wrong. Third was the best grade because we had a great teacher who unfortunitely had to leave half way throught the year. IN fourth grade it was a good learning expierience. =] Fifth grade was my favorite grade we learned alot and Mr. O'Brien taught us life lessons and helped us prepare for middle school. I love aiken and i hope to send my kids there.


Posted September 7, 2009

I have 2 children that have gone to this school. One is now in middle school and the other is in 5th grade. We have had, for the most part, fabulous experiences. We have never had the no response issue the other reviewer had. We have found the best way to find additional information is through the classroom teacher. The teacher give out their emails and phone extensions. The school does have voice mail and you can leave a message. They also have a very active PTO that has wonderful activities for the students as well as informational meeting for parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2005

Absolutely impossible to get information out of these people. As a transfer student entering the fourth grade no one ever mentioned that there was a music program (I figured this out aftet the first nine weeks but of course by then it was too late). Secretary in office could not tell me who to leave a note for dealing with a specific issue after working there for 18 years. Letters, phone calls and e-mails were not acknowledged nor responded to. Made me sorry I moved my child to this school. Fourth grade teacher okay, fifth grade teacher fabulous. It is the communication system that totally is impossible to navigate.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 62%
Asian 17% 4%
Hispanic 7% 19%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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West Hartford, CT 06117
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