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Dothan Brook School

Public | K-5 | 251 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2013

We are new to the VT area from the Midwest so my son has only been at HMMS for 1 month. Thus far, I have no complaints. My son's second grade teacher calls me for the good, bad, and the ugly. She doesn't let him cry his way out of classwork so I appreciate that. This school is rated higher on Great Schools than my son's previous school and I think he is meeting the challenge. He is the only Afro-Amer student in his class and only of maybe 5 in the entire building but the saying that children are color-blind has been accurate thus far. Thus far, I approve of the school but plan to write another review in a few months time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

My daughter shared with her class about our vacation. The weather was terrible but we went anyway being a prepaid vacation. Her teacher; IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE CLASS said she was LYING. She suffered the rest of the day with children teasing her and name calling. I approached her teacher the very following morning. She did ADMIT to her actions. She was fast to inform me that my daughter often lied during sharing time. She apologized to me and said she would let me know how she would correct the problem. I didn t receive anything from the teacher until after I reported the incident to the principle. The principle didn t respond but the teacher did. Her response email was very short and crud. Regardless if she believed her or not, the teachers actions are unacceptable. Due to this public humiliation, my daughter has isolated herself at home. Spending most of her time voluntarily in her room. I personally would not tolerate being public humiliated by a stranger, why should the teacher of my child whom is suppose to mold my child be any different? Being a parent, I should always be reported of all repeating instances of misbehavior at an early stage rather than as a last resort.
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Posted June 26, 2005

AWESOME school. We are so greatful that our daughter was able to attend DBS form 1st-3rd grade. The staff is amazing, right down to the office gals. They always know who you are, espcially during the 1x a week 'mom I forgot my lunch' days! Our daughter needed special speech services and the entire speech team made her feel so welcome. Never once did she feel like an outcast. And her teachers were so very understanding of her needs and helping coax her gently out of her shell. DBS will be sadly missed in our up coming move and we can only hope to find a school half as great as DBS! We will all miss you DBS folks:(
—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.

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
54%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male73%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students71%
Female83%
Male63%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male76%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students84%
Female79%
Male86%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Science

All Students56%
Female66%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
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 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%
Female92%
Male68%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students76%
Female92%
Male71%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Writing

All Students54%
Female68%
Male49%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 96% 93%
Black 2% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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