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Underhill Central School

Public | PK-4

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 22, 2014

We moved her 5 years ago when my children were half way through the school year. My kindergartener was reading at a 4th grade level and knew and could spell all his sight words. By the end if kindergarten, he hated to read because he was forced to read grade level books. He was forced to "dissect" every book and write what he thought the book mean. He no longer read for pleasure as he used to. It only got worse through the fourth grade. The staff and principal are useless and if the child doesn't for their mold, they are pointed at to be the scapegoat in everything that happens. They also turn a blind eye to bullying because a bully to them, is blatant and easily picked out. A bully is never subtle, or sneaky. If the staff doesn't SEE it, it isn't happening. I fear for the future of the children in the UCS school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2007

We just moved here and we picked our home because of this school and the middle and high school. We visited many in the state and we finally settled here (even knowing my husband would have a longer commute to work). We have been very satisfied with my daughter's education. I do like the combined grades in one class. It offers a range for a child to work within. My daughter is being challenged at her level and not at the level of the class as a whole (or the slowest). She is looked upon as an individual and given work that reflects that. I volunteer in her class just like many other parents do. My daughter is involved in some of the extracurricular activities, although I would like to see a few more offered. We tend to do other community activities instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

Four of my children attended UCS. When my first two moved on to middle school they were academically unprepared to meet their new challenges. I spent the next three years helping them with math, history, reading,spelling and grammar. My second two fared no better. They were exposed to whole language, new-new math and lots of new-age socialization/experimentation. Out of frustration and fear for their academic future I removed them from UCS and successfully homeschooled them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

I've had experience with many elementary schools all over the country as a parent who moved frequently before coming to Vermont. This is the finest school you could possibly imagine and should be a model for all other elementary public schools as far as I am concerned. The staff is outstanding, teachers sensitive and caring, your child will blossom to her/his fullest potential. Each child moves at the pace most comfortable for her/him. Any problems are addressed professionally and with careful consideration. I am a great fan of this school and was deeply saddened that my child eventually had to graduate for the middle school (a very different experience). At least she had K-4 for a wonderful start!
—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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%
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 Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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Reading

All Studentsn/a
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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
Non-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 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
Non-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
Non-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 92% 92%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6 Irish Settlement Rd
Underhill Center, VT 05490
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