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Charter Oak International Academy

Public | PK-5 | 299 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


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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students61%
Female57%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students87%
Female95%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students93%
Femalen/a
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 40% 20%
White 21% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 4%
Black 15% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 48%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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425 Oakwood Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110
Phone: (860) 233-8506

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