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Waterville Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 85 students

 

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Posted November 25, 2009

I am putting one star for the good teachers that have endured the last several years in a hostile enviorment. Thank you to the school board who stood up and the district that finally acted. Though this change has taken place the school is not one that I would recommend for any parent who has a child with special needs. Our child has yet to recieve an appiopriate education even with our advocating and an IEP in place. There are a lot of parents that feel the same way but have no voice and feel beaten down. I challenge this district to step up and edcuate its staff (teachers, special educator and para). Build compasity by teaching the professionals you have teaching our students. If you do you will save all of us tax payers a lot of money in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

Wonderful school, great upper-level teachers, and all in a beautiful, caring, and safe environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

The teacher at WES are outstanding, but our leadership is disorganized and at times, downright combative. I am extremely unhappy with one of my children's classes, and absolutely thrilled with my other child's class - I wish they were twins! Actually, I am so unhappy that I am in the process of pulling my child out of this school entirely, looking to either homeschool or send him to Bishop Marshall. To be honest, much of what I'm unhappy with is not the school's responsibility, but what does fall into their boundaries is not being addressed, and this is losing the school students right and left. All in all, though, I am very happy with the teachers and most of the students - they all do a great job in the face of sometimes great adversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

A beautiful facility in an active community minded village. The teacher's are excellent, many with Master's Degrees, and we have a full time special education specialist- classes are small and combined so children have ample opportunity to learn at their own pace. My daughter attended an elite private institution before our move to Vermont and I am pleased to say that the quality of public education she receives at Waterville is superior. High parental involvement and low teacher turnover along with an outstanding principal combine to provide an excellent education for the full range of academic challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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n/a

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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

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
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Science

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 disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students49%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
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 English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
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 English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Writing

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
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 English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
American Indiann/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
American Indiann/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 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 100% 93%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3414 Vt Route 109
Waterville, VT 05492
Phone: (802) 644-2224

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