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163 Broad St

Manchester, CT 06042

(860) 647-3392

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 362

Students Per Teacher: 5

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11 Parent Reviews for Waddell School

Waddell Elementary school is an amazing school. The teachers and staff are so dedicated to making sure every child gets the beat education they can.

Posted by a parent on 10/29/13

I have been involved with this school for 5 years now. The teachers are great, the students are great. The PTA is very active and work very closely with the teachers to better our school. Our playground is very small and some things are out of code. Kindergarten and first grade are the only kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/13

I am the principal of this school and feel as if I am the luckiest man alive. I enjoy going to work everyday because I get to work with the best students, the best staff and the best families! The teachers are so dedicated, the students are so friendly, and the families are so supportive. I have only ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/24/13

We have been at Waddell for 4 years now and couldn't be happier. I was reluctant about public schools in such a large town but have been happily surprised. The teachers are very caring and really seem to want the kids to succeed and not just move from grade to grade. Our new principal seems to have great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

Waddell Elementary School is Amazing! I give it 5! With new principal, Mr. Moynihan, our school is on it's way to being an even safer environment for our children. The schools' teachers, staff and parents are a wonderful asset to the school community with all of our main goals being to ensure our ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/13

My child and I are new to this school, but not the Manchester school system. So far, I am impressed by my child's teacher, Ms. Golino, as she is very enthusiastic and seems to inspire my child to learn. The new principal, Mr. M is very friendly, outgoing and seems to have the children's best interests ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/13

I cannot describe how pleased my wife and I are with Waddell. The Faculty and staff are absolutely fantastic. My two children actually look forward to going to school everyday. The School's policy regarding respect of self, school and others really resonates with my children. I am so proud of the honest, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/13

I think Waddell is doing a great job! I like the new principal and think he has some great ideas for our school!

Posted by a parent on 10/04/13

I give this school all 5 stars. More if I could. Principal Axselson has an amazing staff who do an incredible job. I am very happy to have my son go to a school where he is getting the best education, guidance, and friendships.

Posted by a parent on 02/04/10

I have found this school to be exceptional, my boys have been attending for 3 years and the teachers are very caring and very involved. Lunch bunch days gives me a chance to spend time individually with my children because I have four children it is hard to find quality time to spend individually with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/08

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Test scores for Waddell School

CMT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2009
Waddell School
Manchester School District
* In 2008-2009 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.

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Manchester schools — Waddell School is located at 163 Broad St, Manchester CT 06042. 163 Broad St is in the 06042 ZIP code in Manchester, CT The school district for Waddell School is the Manchester School District. Waddell School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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