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Wolcott School

Public | K-5 | 513 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I have 2 kids at the school and we have been very impressed. The principal and teachers have been responsive to our kids' needs (1 advanced, 1 needs a little help) and the communication has been second to none. To any parent looking for a multicultural, open school, I would suggest you consider Wolcott.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

Excellent! I can't say enough good things about Wolcott. My daughter went there from K-3 and then we moved. It wasn't until we moved I realized how priveledged we were to have our daughter attend. She was engaged and challenged continually. There is a huge sense of community within the school. The teachers and principal are very supportive and encouraged parental help in the classroom. The art, music, and theater programs are exceptional, really fostering a love for the arts at an early age. My daughter is now 13 and still talks about how she loved going to Wolcott. Children love going to this school! - AMG
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

I have two kids in this school, and I can only recommend it. It's a hot school, very centered towards the arts. Wonderful music lab, theatre activities, the kids are really pushed to write in a creative and original way. As always, not all the teachers are outstanding, but the average is extremely high. The Principal is a truly inspired and commited person, with a PhD in education.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students85%
Female95%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students82%
Female80%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 55% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Black 8% 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 24%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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71 Wolcott Rd
West Hartford, CT 06110
Phone: (860) 561-2300

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