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Duffy School

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4 stars

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Posted June 13, 2012

I have to agree with the previous review - parental involvement is discouraged at every turn. In fact, you may never know if your child is sent to the principal's office since no one will tell you. They will expect your child to be "accountable" and inform you. This leads into my next point - the administration have their heads in the clouds. They have unrealistic expectations, although those goals could be met if parents and administration worked together - but that won't be tolerated. The teachers so far have been fine but, with larger class sizes, if your child is bright, they will get bored and be allowed to stray and lose focus and possibly get into trouble which, as mentioned before, you may never find out about. The parents tend to want to be involved, but the principal is too egomaniacal to nurture that team work potential. It's a shame. Looking for a proviate school at this point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

Yes, the Administration is not warm and fuzzy, and the class sizes are big, but the teachers are great! K-5, my oldest child had only one not-so-good experience with a teacher, but the rest went well above and beyond the call and truly cared about "their kids". Yes, the building is in need of a renovation, but the staff blooms where they have been planted. As with most WH neighboorhood-based schools, there is an active group of parents as well, and the PTO puts on some good events. My family never misses the Springtime Duffy Fair!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

Like all WH schools, Dufry is test-driven and score-focused. This school is incredibly old, tired and depressing to look at. Class sizes are huge, this year in the high 20s. Teachers are dedicated and caring, and there is a high priority on children assuming personal responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

We had been attending Whiting Lane, but a move necessitated a transfer to Duffy. The change was welcome and smooth. The teachers and administration went above and beyond to make our child feel welcome, and to assure he succeeded. Looking forward to a new year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

This school focuses on academic success and teaching children responsibility & accountability. It is not a warm and fuzzy school and does not emphasize the arts or music. It may not be for the family who likes to be very involved as parent involvement is not encouraged. Not a very diversified school, racially or economically. Administration can be very difficult to approach and work with.
—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 83% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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%
Female91%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
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
White 80% 61%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 3% 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 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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West Hartford, CT 06107
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