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Northwestern Regional High School

Public | 9-12 | 762 students

 

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2012:
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Posted December 10, 2013

This school is an excellent school and I don't know what the other reviews are talking about. Smoking is a problem every where, if you don't like it then home school because you can't run from it. The school actually does have drug busts and smoking rarely ever occurs on school grounds. Also I have to say the teachers at regional are excellent. The majority are all willing to stay after and help when a student is in need and in most classes there are no problems. Its a smaller school so everyone is on a more personal level. There are those students who are problems, as are in every other school on the planet, but the teachers are all reasonable and actually want the student to succeed. If I were to point out one flaw of the school it would be the guidance counselors, the two that I have had haven't helped me with anything but set up my schedules, and when that occurred, one even messed up my profile with another students! They aren't as informed on the colleges that I'm interested, so I end up doing my own research. Other than that,the classes are phenomenal and I feel as if I'm being pushed to my potential each day and being prepared for college in the near future..
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2013

The problem here is the faculty. Some are focused on the students and helping them to achieve their full potential, the rest teach basic memorization and recitation. The worst teachers are the ones who focus solely on punishing those who misbehave by punishing the whole class, regardless of the other students behavior. One example of this behavior is my English teacher. One child in class could not manage to sit still and pay attention. He was constantly disturbing the class by talking to other students when the teacher was talking, throwing paper and pens at the teacher or other students, and using profane and vulgar language targeting other students or faculty members. Instead of the teacher reprimanding that student or removing him from the classroom, she continued to teach, much to the dismay of the other students who could not focus on or hear her lecture over the sounds emitted by this student. At the end of the period, she chose to objurgate the whole class and refuse to hand back an essay we had completed two weeks prior that was worth a large portion of our grade. She gave back the essay three days later, after the deadline to earn points back had passed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2012

Not much being done to curb Drug use and smoking that has been going on for many years. My child chooses not to get involved with these activities but the influence turns her off so much she is leaving this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
99%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students72%
Female68%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 97% 62%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
Hispanic 1% 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 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Winsted, CT 06098
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