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South Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 381 students

 
 

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Posted January 24, 2010

Love this school - the last 2 years have been better than the previous years. Have 2 children - 1st child went through South -was not impressed 2nd child now in 5th grade and we are very happy with the new principle and the way communication is flowing. Good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

I am surprised at the old postings. There is a new principle at the school but i thought the old one was very good. The school is filled with pictures on the walls of kids art and projects, there are constantly events going on. There could be more programs for gifted kids but overall i am plased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I feel as though I'm very rarely kept informed. Notices and up to date information is very few and far between which has me calling the school quite often for updates or verification. I have however, had positive experiences with my child's teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

'Not impressed' would be putting it lightly. The principal is consistently dishelveled, and has no tact in speaking to mixed groups of parents and children. The curriculum is handed down through the teachers with an equally disheveled approach that leads to many unfinished attempts, very little student activities and never quite enough information being sent to the parents. Sadly dissapointed in South school's lack of efforts in improving the behaviors in their facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I am not impressed with the principal at this school. The teachers do work hard and most of them are great, with a few exceptions. The same parents are involved year after year.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 68% 61%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Black 11% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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87 South St
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Phone: (860) 292-5021

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