School Details

Orchard Hill School

350 Foster St, South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 648-5015
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 388 students 16 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

97%
92%
83%
90%
85%
72%
89%
86%
80%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Windsor School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
94%
84%
88%
89%
78%
97%
93%
84%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Windsor School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
96%
84%
92%
94%
79%
97%
94%
82%
95%
95%
88%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Windsor School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orchard Hill School is a public elementary school in South Windsor. 388 children attend Orchard Hill School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 10% of the 388 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Orchard Hill School is 16:1. Philip R. Smith School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Gymnastics

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 76%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 12%
Asian 16% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Mike tortora is a fabulous principal who cares tremendously about the school and it's students. The teachers and staff are all so caring and wonderful.

  • (1 year ago)

    I could not have asked for a better first learning experience for my child. The principal the teachers and staff are the perfect support system in this school. OH rocks!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    We love Orchard Hill! The teachers are great and dedicated and cater to the needs of every child whether it be special needs or kids who are gifted academically. The principal is excellent friendly and interacts well with the kids and the parents. The PTO is great and everyone is very involved in making this school a great place to go to.

  • (1 year ago)

    Its a fine school with great faculty. Principal is Fantastic. My daughter loves the school. We moved for this kind of school from another city and it is worth moving.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son or I could not ask for a better school. He is on the spectrum but mainstreamed. They meet every possible need including social high academic standards community oriented and really great staff parents and schoolmates. They have given my son all of the tools necessary for academic and emotional success!

  • (4 years ago)

    Orchard Hill has some of the best teachers and wonderful staff to help with any need they welcome parent involvement and parent involvement is overwhelming in this school. It truly is a community school of caring teacher and parents I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    Orchard Hill School is very special they have high standards and good will.

  • (9 years ago)

    I personally think Orchard Hill and the other elementary schools in South Windsor are among the best in the country!

  • (11 years ago)

    Orchard Hill Elementary School is an outstanding school with good parent involvement very dedicated teachers and a new principal with many new ideas to enhance what is already there. It is located in an older more established neighborhood next to Timothy Edwards Middle School.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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