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Pearson Middle School

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Posted January 5, 2014

Pearson School has excellent, dedicated teachers. They are the school's biggest asset. There is an opportunity for high achieving children to participate in an advanced math class, and children of all abilities are encouraged to do their best. Computer and science classes are challenging. There are class projects assigned that help students develop skills such as public speaking and working in groups. The teachers and principal communicate well with parents. Overall, the students are well behaved. Bullying is taken seriously so it does not get out of hand. My child participates in band, and there are after school activities as well. There is a lot of homework much of the time, but if your child does the work they are assigned and study like they are supposed to, they can do very well at this school. There are serious budget issues, and that is the biggest drawback of this school. I think more funds would make this good school an excellent one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love the all the support they give to my and my son, and they are always there for the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Wonderful, dedicated teachers


Posted August 24, 2009

This school is so not good for children. Now they put fifth grade in too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2007

While this is a small school that is struggling with a declining funding base, the dedicated staff and experienced administration make this school a real gem. I am proud to be the parent of a recent graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

I love this school to death! it is safe and the teachers are the best! I love Mr. spencer and Mrs. Rhode.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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86%

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83%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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80%

2011

 
 
75%

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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78%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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89%

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92%

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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 86% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
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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

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Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Writing

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Blackn/a
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Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students91%
Female98%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students83%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 82% 61%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Black 6% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 39%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Winsted, CT 06098
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