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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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 72% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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 70% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
84%
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 67% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
68%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students44%
Female55%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 82% 62%
Hispanic 9% 19%
Black 5% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 46%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Winsted, CT 06098
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