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Orchard School

Public | K-5 | 367 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2013

We are sad to be leaving this school. They have a very well-rounded curriculum that encompasses not only educational development but also health, community, and morals. I love the work towards better nutrition for the kids: "eat the rainbow" to introduce many new and healthy foods to kids, the school garden, and incorporating whole grains and fresh and local veggies into lunches. Many parents are invited and even personally approached to be involved, they feel important and valued for being involved, and so many parents volunteer their time. Important values are acknowledged routinely and maintained through continued awareness and practice. I love love love this school and will dearly miss it. I hope to be able to bring the practices of this school to our new school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

We moved into this district because the school was highly rated. We have been thrilled with the curriculum, atmosphere and positive energy at this school. They have been very proactive in dealing with issues. They are nurturing the children not just teaching them. It is an amazing school and my son loves to go to school every day.
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Posted August 20, 2004

My son went to this award winning school and I just can't give it enough praise. The faculty and staff are so caring and nurturing! The school grounds are gorgeous - from the magical woods to the student-tended gardens. Inside, the library has a great collection of books, wonderful new computers (enough for an entire class), and even very unusual pets, like an iguana, a tortoise and a tarantula. What a great school!
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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.

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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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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 Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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 Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
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
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students85%
Female96%
Male72%
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
Non-migrant85%

Science

All Students57%
Female76%
Male35%
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
Non-migrant57%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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 Students89%
Female96%
Male81%
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Writing

All Students57%
Female65%
Male48%
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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 82% 93%
Asian 7% 2%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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South Burlington, VT 05403
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