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Posted December 14, 2009

The teaching staff at the school are very friendly and go out of their way to help the children. The school does not offer a venue for above average or gifted children to participate in more challenging work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I moved to Willington for the schools! You get a private school feeling because of the class room sizes and family atmosphere, but the best of public school education with very qualified teachers and administration. Test scores do not tell the whole story here! Excellent Principal who truly, truly cares about our children. My 2nd grader is reading 5th grade level books and enjoys going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

Great school with lots of options for children with developmental/learning delays. The school offers very little in terms of options/programs for 'gifted' children. School would benefit from offering opportunities for advanced students to participate in cross-age grouping, individual projects, and mentoring. Staff is very friendly with children.
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Posted November 2, 2008

Excellent small school with a great teacher student ratio. Our child thrives in this school.
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Posted August 20, 2006

The teacher/student ratio is wonderful at Center School; striving to keep the class sizes small. The school motto is 'Do Your Best, Bee Your Best' and each child is encouraged to do their personal best at all times. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is great and makes it a point to be involved in the day to day activities of the children/classes. He knows each child by name and is well respected by them. I wouldn't want my child in any other elementary school!
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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

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

All Students96%
Female91%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students86%
Female83%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 90% 61%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 13%
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 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12 Old Farms Rd
West Willington, CT 06279
Phone: (860) 429-9367

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