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South Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 378 students

 
 

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2 stars


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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 67% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Reading

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students58%
Female72%
Male44%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students62%
Female65%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students69%
Female80%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 69% 62%
Asian 12% 4%
Black 11% 13%
Hispanic 8% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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