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Bethlehem Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 349 students

 

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Posted September 19, 2008

We are very happy here. The school is a very happy energized place. The atmosphere is nurturing, welcoming, and fun to be in. It is a great atmosphere for children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

I'm brand new to the area and have kids in both Mitchell and Bethlehem. I have been very impressed with the administration and teachers I've met. They have treated me and my children with caring and respect and been supportive of individual/family requests. Additionally, I am very impressed with the class sizes they have in place. Their class sizes are 2/3rds the size of the schools they came from and this can only result in better learning opportunities. Time will tell but after looking at the schools in Southbury, Middlebury, Oxford and surrounding areas and comparing them to the award winning schools we came from, Mitchell and Bethlehem feel top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female79%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students55%
Female72%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students81%
Female100%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female65%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students72%
Female55%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students82%
Female77%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 62%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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92 East St
Bethlehem, CT 06751
Phone: (203) 266-7506

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