260 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Mcalister Intermediate School serves 439 students in grades 3-5.
Mcalister Intermediate School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Mcalister Intermediate School's student population of 439 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 3-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Mcalister Intermediate School is ranked within the top 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mcalister Intermediate School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#416 out of 957 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
25%
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Black
5%
13%
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White
83%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 3-5
  • Students: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.31 (Btm 50%)

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