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Mitchell Elementary School

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Posted October 28, 2013

Woodbury Middle School.....if you're not rich you don't fit in here.........the kids are a bunch of bullies and the parents ignore the poor parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

I've now had kids in this school for 3+ years now and have kids in the school now that they've undone the reconfiguration (which I personally loved). The teachers - truly outstanding, caring role models. Without exception, I haven't encountered even a mediocre teacher. They all go the extra mile with each of my kids. Mrs. Dains is "teacher of the year" material in my opinion. I don't know the administrators at all but then I'm not one of those parents in the classroom or building every day. I know my kids are doing well, love the school and are truly engaged. They love reading, math and going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I love the grade 3 thru 5 configuration of our school because we are able to enjoy school-wide learning and extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Because I've heard good reviews from people that live there in Conneticut.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

While the building is dated and in need of some updating the school is made up of the most careing and wonderful teachers. The children are so thoughtful of each other. With a large number of children needing special education services this is so important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

I really have to wonder whether this 'parent' has any children enrolled at the elementary level- there is no science curriculum in place; there are no textbooks; there is no talented and gifted program and funding is abysmal- the 'ugly' element consists of the administrators who chose to act in an extremely unprofessional manner by making vast changes with no communication and no research. This is why people move to Woodbury to retire and not to raise children, and I am sure that practice is now solidly in place thanks to Dr. Cronin and his policies. I know this must be hard on local real estate, but Regon 14's test scores are inferior to all surrounding areas includng but certainly not limted to Southbury and Middlebury.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

This is a great little school with some very good teachers and an administration that is very aggressively working on curriculum. Sadly, a change in configuration of grade levels brought out a small but vocal group of parents that have acted out in an ugly, nonproductive way. Much of this has settled down in recent months as people see that sometimes changes are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

I agree, it's very disorganized to the point of being unsafe and the communication between parents and the administration is AWFUL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Region 14 has most unfortunately been victimized by an incredibly disfunctional and incompetent administration as of 2006. The younger grades have been transferred to a neighboring community and the results have been disastrous- the administration spends all their time struggling to cope with the logistical nightmare while the academic standards flounder. If you are considering moving to the area and you have small children, consider another town, Southbury or Middlebury perhaps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

School has deteriorated in quality with 2006 administration change. Changes in grade configuration and curriculum have taken their toll on this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

great school and very professional staff
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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 67% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
90%
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 72% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students59%
Female76%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students75%
Female94%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students74%
Female87%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 97% 62%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 19%
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 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Woodbury, CT 06798
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