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The Gilbert School

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students91%
Female100%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students75%
Female97%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities88%
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

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students72%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students82%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female68%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 80% 61%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Winsted, CT 06098
Phone: (860) 379-8521

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