School Details

Charlotte Central School

408 Hinesburg Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445
(802) 425-2771
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 450 students 11 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade

66%
66%
75%
75%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
80%
80%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
93%
93%
83%
83%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
90%
90%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
95%
95%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
93%
93%
91%
91%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charlotte Central School is a public middle school in Charlotte. 450 children attend Charlotte Central School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 11% of the 450 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Charlotte Central School is 11:1. Shelburne Community School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 96%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.9% 1%
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    CCS like many elementary schools in the state has a reasonably creative curriculum that has some unexpected gaps . The math program is disjointed and not rigorous and the science program (with the exception of the 5/6 program) is almost non existent. There are some great teachers who do a wonderful job and there are a very high number who are approaching retirement and have either checked out or do the exact same thing year in and year out. There are some significant issues with the 7/8 grade program in terms of the rigor (especially in math and science) and getting students prepared for high school. There have also been some concerns with behavior in the middle school (which the school is addressing). The school does prepare students well for state tests but some teachers spend a significant amount of time doing so. Great parent involvement due to the working nature of the community.

  • (4 years ago)

    Such a great community in Charlotte that I have been so surprised at what a disappointment CCS has been for us. In Kindergarten during the half day portion of the year they would only go out for recess once or twice a week. There were no 'units' in kindergarten only the parent directed Four WInds program so no themes or sections on the world or science (i.e. dinosaurs space plants US Map). Plus there is no show and tell or plays put on by the kids. It's so uninspired! The teachers seem to be struggling with class size and just do just what's required and even have a hard time with that. I am really hoping 1st grade offers more. Other parents have assured me it gets better after kindergarten but what a terrible way to introduce families to your school with such an unimpressive first year. This experience coupled with the failing of the bond vote twice really concerns me. I hope the new principal will step up and get these checked out teachers back on track and reward those teachers who work hard to reach every kid and inspire learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    I would agree that CCS has great support systems for any child who needs academic support. My daughter was given a reading tutor every day even without an IEP 504 or EST plan. The school is in transition now with two new administrators major constructions and a new math curriculum on the horizon and the budget went down (twice) this year for the first time in anyone's memory. So it remains to be seen how this will all pan out but my 1st grader loves school!

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the best schools (public or private) in the state. Excellent teachers low student/teacher ratios foreign language beginning in kindergarten very responsive and proactive approach with kids struggling academically.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have three kids at CCS and it is a fabulous school. We moved from Burlington Vermont to Charlotte specifically for the schools. When my elementary school children attended public school in Burlington they were top of their class. Imagine my surprise when two of my children starting school in Charlotte and were actually a bit behind! Not to worry since CCS provided daily extra support such as working with a reading specialist on a one on one basis. Within a year both kids had caught up. The teachers and principal are great. There is also a real sense of school community. Of course taxes are high but they are everywhere in Vermont. Personally I'm happy to pay an extra few hundred bucks a year in property tax for outstanding schools. BTW the schools in Burlington where taxes are still high are substandard at best and annually deemed to be 'failing.'

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