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Grafton Elementary School

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Posted December 15, 2011

As a graduate of Grafton Elementary School, I feel that it is necessary to comment on the absolutely excellent education I received there. I attended the school from Kindergarten through Grade 6, and went on to a public highschool. I graduated from that highschool in the top of my class, and am currently attending a top liberal arts college. Grafton elementary school works to challenge each individual student, improving their weaknesses while allowing them to further develop their strengths. I still keep in touch with many of my former teachers, and know that without their constant help and kindness, I wouldn't be where I am today.


Posted September 24, 2011

Ive had children in this school for 6 years and for the last 4 it has not been good, Its had to get any issues solved I wa there 3-4 days a week looking for answers they have a process that has many steps but no one can tell you what they are. It seems as children in unideal home situations are aloud to bully due to their home life. While other subjects get little attention the math and reading programs seem to be strong. If you have an average child then the school does a good job above average children are not challenged and a child that is just a little below grade level is left to struggle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

Wow my children love this school an the teachers. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure that all kids are getting a great education. The kids are asked to do a lot of critical thinking which will be the skills that they will need ot have in the work force of the future. The only problem the school has is that parents who have issues wtih the school do not work with the school to hellp solve these problems they only complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

All of my children went from K-6 at Grafton Elementary and I was extremely happy with their experience. I work in higher education and I am a big fan of critical thinking and cultural/global awareness. My children received those gifts--and the basics--in spades. I was particularly impressed with the curriculum in social studies (history), science, and language arts. My son went on to win awards in mathematics. There is a strong volunteer base at the school as well. Alumni of the school keep in touch with one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Oh heavens, they don't even have textbooks. The town has obscene property taxes, though, as a result of inept management and runaway spending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

This is a great school!!! Students the enter in grade one stay at this school until the finish in grade 6 receive a great education. Many students graduate top in of their high school class. This is one of the best elem. schools around
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

While there are some good teachers, good programs and good intentions, there is a lot of room for improvement here. There is essentially no consistent of substantive curriculum, minimal science, and no world history. Everyday Math continues to be the program of choice despite disappointing test results and the fact that it is one of the 'spiraling' math programs which the 'Final Report of The National Mathematics Advisory Panel' says should be avoided. These issues may pale in comparison to many other schools around the country but aren't we short-changing our children if we are simply satisfied with being better than the worst? If a school wants to be great, a culture of dissatisfaction with the status quo and an openess to change must exist. Unfortunately, that is not the case here. That is the school's greatest weakness and our children's greatest loss.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
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Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
18%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Writing

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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58 School St
Grafton, VT 05146
Phone: (802) 843-2495

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