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Sharon Elementary School

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Posted September 25, 2013

We love this school for our daughter. She is a very bright child, and they are making accomodations for her to go to the next grade up for her strong subjects. It's a "sharing school" in that the teachers consider all the children to be their students, so student-infusion is commonplace--they are very focused on meeting each child's needs. There is a speech therapist that comes in regularly and who has monitored my daughter's lisp (not a problem), and they have teacher's aides who help with the developmentally disabled kids. Their community involvement is incredible--they are the location for the Farmer's Market in town, the staff and students grow their own vegetables for lunches, they frequent local farms and orchards on field trips, they attend performances around the area, and parents are very involved in making extracirricular sports, girl scouts, and other activities happen. It's a rural school in the heart of farming country, so doesn't generate the Ivy League tax base that Norwich does, but their attention to making the school a stimulating, happy, and loving place for children shows, so it gets a A+ from me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2012

My wife and I are very satisfied with this great little school. I think teachers do a good job of balancing the needs of different kids and abilities. They also make an extra effort to get the kids outdoors, visiting local farms, getting involved with their community. Well Done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

The care for one another permeates the whole building, from staff to student, student to student, and all who walk through the doors. The town of Sharon should be proud and support this wonderful school. The community also benefits from free use of the building.


Posted January 4, 2007

I think Sharon Elementary has excellent teachers and staff who do the best with the limited resources we have. It is unfair to insist on programs and a quality of care that go beyond what our resources are capable of providing. The fact is that it is the same small group of truly concerned parents who put all the time and effort into making student extracurricular activities and sports programs worthwhile experiences for our children. The problem is not with the teachers and staff. Too many Sharon parents still think of school as a daycare and not as a community that requires the active participation of all parents. I feel that my children are treated with dignity and respect and we don't hesitate to send our kids to school. Sure, we don't have the resources of Norwich or Hanover, but we do what we can with what we have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

I feel that Sharon Elementary is a loving and nurturing environment for our children. The staff are devoted to their students and make every effort to work closely with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

I too feel as if my daughter has been neglected. While she has no disabilities, I feel she is under-challenged with the boring course work. When I approached her teacher with this feeling, nothing was done and no suggestions were given. I'm glad we are currently house-hunting and our main selling point is going to be the school system rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

I have two children in this school. I have never been more unsatisfied with a school than I have with this one! My two children have attented 5 other schools due to employment and this one has been our worst experiance. My oldest daughter, in the 6th grade has been neglected. Sharon is not and has not been capable of helping my daughter with her special needs. She is a 'Chapter One' child and since grade 2 has had assisted help with reading and math starting at the beginning of the year. Sahron Elementary has ignored my concerns until just very recently at the third quater to take concern of my daughter. Until this year my daughter looked forward to school despite her need for help. My other daughter was recommended by her doctor to have speech therapy Sharon has denied this fact. We are very displeased! Please take notice!
—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

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
99%

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
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

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
30%

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students64%
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 English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students58%
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 English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students52%
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 English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students56%
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 English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students66%
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 English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Malen/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 English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Writing

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Malen/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 English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
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 English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
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 English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 97% 92%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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75 Vt Route132
Sharon, VT 05065
Phone: (802) 763-7425

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