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Posted August 25, 2013

The Swanton school system is improving from what it was years ago. I believe the teaching staff is getting better all the time and becoming more responsible and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

Swanton School soars above the rest in all areas in my opinion. The leadership and staff have student acheivement and saftey as a priority, however the focus is first on becoming good people- citizens of the school and the community. The teachers care about the students and are involved with the administration in decision making. Parents are valued and encouraged to be an active parent of their child's education. The PTO is active, meeting monthly usually with a principal in attendance, giving parents a monthly opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback. Family activities occur throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

I believe that this is a terrific school. In looking for a new home, I made it a requirement that we stay in this town so my children can remain in this school. My children are above level on math and reading and they are both challanged with higher levels of work. The staff is terrific and the disciplinary tactics are A+. There are many opportunities for the parents to be involved,in some capacity. There are always family functions happening to improve the family structure and the community closeness. As a parent, I appreciate the professionalism that I receive, as well as the compassion my children receive. Kudos to the teachers and paraeducators and may you continue to positively grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

My child is a stuggling IEp student and has had to stuggle with feeling different because of the constant pull outs of the classroom. This is tough on the ego of any child, my concerns are not addressed and I fear because of this my child will be counting down to the day that my child can leave school for good. my child reads at a higher level independantly than my child does out loud yet my child is not allowed to read books at the higher level. comprehension should be tested, not reading outloud. The principal has no clue how to work as a team member, but loves to preach it. They also get rid of anyone who truely cares for children and thier education, based on incidents that are not related to the individual concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2004

I have 2 children whom attend Swanton Elementary School and I couldn't be happier. I find that it is very well run with extremely dedicated veteran and new teachers. Just looking at this site and using the 'compare schools' tool tells me that our teachers are doing a great job. There is not another shcool in Franklin or Grand Isle counties that exceed our test scores in both Reading & Math categories. If a school beat us in Reading then we had a higher Math score and vice versa. I think discipline is fair in our school and we have a super staff whom takes bullying & harrassment very seriously. The only thing that I can see the school is lacking is enough parent involvement. It is always a handful of people whom try to do everything and so much more could be achieved for our children if everyone pithed in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2003

Overall the school is a a good school. There are a couple of teachers who are not there for the kids but most are there because they love teaching kids. If we could only get a principal who would learn how to deal with parents with valid concerns the school would be a better place. There's no use having a home school compact if they don't care what the parents have to say!!


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

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%
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

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%
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

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%
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

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students41%
Female45%
Male37%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students51%
Female56%
Male48%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
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 Students43%
Female45%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities51%
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 Students41%
Female37%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female68%
Male49%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female77%
Male37%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities61%
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 Students53%
Female51%
Male56%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students57%
Female66%
Male48%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 0%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Black 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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24 Fourth St
Swanton, VT 05488
Phone: (802) 868-5346

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