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Barnum School

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Posted October 8, 2008

school is new , very clean ,some student get things right off the bat
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2008

Wonderful teachers and especially principal!
—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 83% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
26%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female45%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%

Reading

All Students37%
Female49%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Writing

All Students59%
Female73%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students50%
Female65%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Reading

All Students34%
Female50%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Writing

All Students64%
Female79%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students54%
Female46%
Male62%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male33%
Black19%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Science

All Students47%
Female43%
Male52%
Black26%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students66%
Female82%
Male50%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students47%
Femalen/a
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students73%
Female74%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students36%
Female41%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students52%
Female58%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Reading

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%

Writing

All Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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
Hispanic 67% 20%
Black 30% 13%
White 2% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bridgeport, CT 06608
Phone: (203) 576-7510

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