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The Gilbert School

Public | 9-12 | 325 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted April 9, 2014

Parents moving to Winsted should count their lucky stars to have an opportunity like The Gilbert School for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

this is a poor excuse for a school. the administration is poor, not enough variety of classes to take. the work is too challenging to do the breaks between classes are too short and they need to be longer than 3 min. the advisory classes are poor and the ssr and advisory does not need to happen the teachers are rude and mean and need to be more helping
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2012

Wow is this school changing for the better, an entirely new administrative team has been hired and they are amazing (2012)! A storm of change is brewing with strong, brilliant and visionary leadership. I have a middle schooler and high school aged child attending and because the student population is small they are getting personalized attention. The student body is close knit and kids look out for one another. Environment is very positive and caring, teachers easy to contact and communicative, showing true kindness and concern for kids. Academic achievement is a strong focus for administration and expectations of students has markedly changed in the past year. Still room for improvement, but lots of plans are in the making. I am so pleasantly surprised to find this gem in a town which has had issues in the past. I would highly recommend to a student looking for a small school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

they had a great language program. And the school is semi-private so they were able to offer more than some of the neighboring schools. And all the teachers were long time employees as well as close to the town
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

This school is absolutely horrible, and I have to agree with the first person who commented on this. They do focus more on the kids that cause trouble, I couldn't pay attention in half of my classes because kids were walking around the room, not paying attention, talking to their friends, completley ignoring the teachers - easily distracting the other students. The teachers don't seem to do anything, and the ones that do are told to deal with it, there are a selected few teachers that really good and i was glad to have them, but some others are just terrible, rude, and just seem like they do not want to be there just as much as most of the students. Gilbert is going down the tubes as it is, they're looking at cutting art and music. I can not wait to get out of this school&never look back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2007

I had a daughter who transferred from failing at Torrington high to the honors roll at Gilbert, she got a lot of help there, plus a scholarship without being related to anyone on the board
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

As an alumni I can tell you from personal experience this is one of the worst schools in Connecticut. They focus more on the students that cause trouble, than those who are there to actually learn. As for those students who wish to be college bound, good luck finding someone to help you through the process. They also like to advertise all the scholarship money they dole out each year to both graduates and alumni, but you better be related to someone on the board or the faculty member to qualify.
—Submitted by a former 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 Students25%
Female26%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%

Reading

All Students40%
Female56%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Science

All Students29%
Female26%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%

Writing

All Students63%
Female81%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 11% 19%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Winsted, CT 06098
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