School Details

Cloonan School

11 West North St, Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 977-4544
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 577 students 11 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

84%
89%
86%
80%
84%
85%
76%
81%
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
  • Stamford School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
83%
85%
77%
82%
87%
75%
79%
83%

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
  • Stamford School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
86%
86%
76%
82%
86%
59%
72%
77%
79%
84%
86%

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
  • Stamford School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cloonan School is a public middle school in Stamford. 577 children attend Cloonan School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 47% of the 577 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cloonan School is 11:1. Rippowam Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 8%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 37% 36%
Hispanic 30% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Frst of all Cloonan is an amzing school to be in. Its great! what i think others should know about my school is that its fantastic! in cloonan you dont get judged and there isnt many bullying you get to be who you really are. your free to speak you mind. At Coonan we have parties assemblies and this year we had a fitness challenge and it was really fun. We had to go through several obstacles; we got to do Zumba with a professional trainer which was a student at Cloonan years ago. what i like about cloonan is that i can just be myself and people wont judge me i like the tachers because theyre all really freiendly and magnificent. All they want is for us to do out best and be successful in life.The teachers are always there for us when we need them. i also like cloonan because i can make new friends and join sports and do after school activities and many other things. I personally think that my school is perfect just the way it is. it doesnt need to improve its all. at cloonan we always have everything we need at our fingertips. i wouldnt change anything about my school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a seventh grade student at Cloonan and let me tell you I LOVE this place. At first I was mad that I didn't get into scholfield. but when I meet teh students there and learned about how much the teachers care abotu us I regretted even wanting to go scholfield. All of the teachers look for ways that helps everyone learn best. The honors classes gives us piles of homework but it is now challenging us. The atmoshpere at the school makes you feel welcomed. I do wish that our principal was more involved with the students but he is working on it and has been more interactive. The vice principal for gold house can be a little annoying and demanding but she won't bother you if you don't cause too much trouble. I love the school from the people to the teachers. I can't imagine goign to a different school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student at Cloonan and I love this place. The teachers are great especially the eight grade teachers whom some have over thirty years of teaching at Cloonan. If I ever have trouble with a class the teachers are always there to lend a hand. Some kids stereotype schools as a boring place to be but at Cloonan they make learning fun which may sound corny to some but it's true. The Cloonan staff are really friendly and helpful. I think of this school as a great big family. I'll be very sad once I graduate from Cloonan but I'm glad Ill be able to say I went to Cloonan.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cloonan Middle School is a wonderful school. I have found the teachers and administration to be caring knowledgable and adept at meeting the needs of individual students. Cloonan was the first school to switch from homogenious to heterogenious grouping. A brave move considering public concern about the change. However I can tell you that as a parent of a high achiever my daughter has blossomed even further under this new structure. In addition the clear expectations for appropriate student behavior allows optimum learning to take place. I have found the principal and A.P.s to be approachable flexable and truly interested in what's best for students. Although I was anxious about my daughter entering middle school my fears were totally unfounded. Again great staff. Great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've taught at Cloonan for the last 10 years and every year I learn something new about my students. I love Cloonan because of the diversity of students that come to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Principal MIA school run by asst. principals. Teachers run gamut from excellent to get him out of here.

  • (7 years ago)

    Cloonan Middle School has prepared my son very well for high school. The middle school years are particularly turbulent and Cloonan staff and teachers were well equipped to handle these ups and downs. Being a more urban middle school discipline and safety are important and the school and principal earn top marks. While the principal has not always received the right support from the downtown administration he has always managed to protect the needs and rights of all the students at Cloonan. Cloonan's staff is demanding and inventive in their teaching styles - keeping Cloonan's students challenged and interested in learning. In addition with its two house system creating a smaller friendlier dual school-within-a-school system students are comfortable and assimilate well into the middle school teaching rigors. Well done Cloonan! All

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Overall score

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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