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Charter Oak Academy

Public | PK-5 | 314 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2012

How could anyone possibly post a review of Charter Oak without names and specifics? What a bunch of mierda! Jay Benson, '56


Posted January 26, 2011

Our daughter has been going to Charter Oak since Kindergarten and is now in 5th grade and I have to say it has been truly a wonderful experience. The staff and principal is just wonderful and extremely attentive and supportive! We moved from another town to West Hartford specifically for the school and am thankful everyday that we made that decision. Keep up the great work Charter Oak!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

It is a truly diverse and supportive community
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the school for the diversity and great teachers and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

Charter Oak is a wonderful school that my family chooses as a Magnet School. It offers individualized education, diversity, and excellent teachers who are above and beyond the other teachers in town. I say this based on experience. Due to a variety of factors, they offer special programs that other schools don't offer, including Odyssey of the Mind even for primary children. They also have free after school activities that offer enrichment to the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

charter oak is great it has a track a football field soft ball field two play grounds inside it has a library music room spanish room gymnasium art room and features it has a tree in side real classes have couches pillows smart boards and much more
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2008

Absolutely wonderful school. Very diverse. Very inclusive. The teachers are amazing to say the least! My son is a better person today because he attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

The teachers at this school have a tight knit community among themselves and share records with each other to 'label' the abilities of a child from an early age thus limiting a child's true potential. They are over-involved, to the point where I would say they are 'nosey' in children's personal lives and not of any help when truly needed. Charter Oaks School = F
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2003

My child is a magnet student to Charter Oak and the experience has been tremendous. Our local neighborhood school seemed to be a great school as well, but once we had a visit to Charter Oak and met with the principal and some of the teaching staff -- we were sold! The care and dedication to the individual student is outstanding. Charter Oak offers so many extra activities and cultural events. Spanish is taught from kindergarten on through. The parent organization is unbelieveable -- providing the children with the opportunity to participate in a talent show. The school does a play each year (all volunteer). There is a love for music and art (including an annual art show). When investigating the benefits of sending our child to CCA, the principal said 'our goal is to bring the individual talents and gifts out in every child'. Wow!
—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.

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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 67% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students52%
Femalen/a
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students59%
Female68%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students57%
Female66%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 39% 19%
Asian 23% 4%
White 19% 62%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 45%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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West Hartford, CT 06110
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