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Public | PK-8 | 1115 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted December 3, 2009

The kids are not being challenged enough... compared to schools outside of bridgeport
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

i do not like this school or any of the teachers except a couple and the principal has no idea what she is doinq or how to punish children the right way!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

Not a good school, doesn't have a good teachers or good staff, the principal doesn't care to tell them to respect others. Thank god my son is not there anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

Need better discipline, needs a head administrator that truly cares and has control


Posted June 30, 2006

My kid went to Kindergarden and we had a great experience. Being an active and engaged parent is absolutely essential. I recommend it although most caution that beyond 3rd grade it is a different ballgame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

i grew up in that school and think it was great and now my kids will have the same chance i had growing up a chance to learn and be cared for at the same time and you can be sure they will be safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

Blackham school is a good school. For the most part it's a safe place and staff really care about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2006

I have been in this school thrue 3 chldren for the past 9 years. I will say that the teachers are wonderful and very dedicated to our children. I think that we do not give them enough credit for what they do. Remember they can only enforce what is tought at home. If you teach your child to pay attention and do well in school they will. I have 3 honor roll students and I credit all the teachers for there wonderful hard work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2005

This school is great. I've been at this school since second grade and I am currently in seventh grade. I think that parent's are involved with the school. I've been to a few PAC meetings and there have been many parents.I learn alot and the teachers teach us good things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2005

I think that this school is one of the best schools . I go to this school presently and it is one of the best academicly inclined schools that I have experienced. There are a lot of kids in the honor society in that school and I think that the academic standards for that school will really rise as the school takes in more students. There are good teachers and the really do know what they're teaching. It isn't like you just sit in a class and listen to the teacher for the duration of time that you are in that class. It's in Bridgeport of course, however, the students make the school stick out in the rough city. We really do have a good school spirit. With the help of other people we cam make this school be better than the ones in Greenwich.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2004

Teachers have forgetten that they are there for the students and have neglected helping children who need the extra help. Some teachers have lost respect for students.. ie, one teacher told my son not to waste his time visiting a college when asked who wanted to visit a college in NY... These are the people we depend on to teach our children and leave with most of the day..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2004

Student education and safety is a very high priority at blackham. Each teacher takes the childrens education very personal and makes the children reach higher goals for themselves. We have been in many schools in many states and this has been be the best for our family.Mrs.Roberts is rare principal that makes children first.Thank You!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2004

I really like the teachers there. They really cared about our safety.The teachers pushed me real hard.Turned me into a staight 'A' student.Teachers and staff members always were there when I had problems,and really cared for me. Food is better than other schools I've been to. Thank you, you really changed my life. Now I plan on becoming a doctor.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2003

The elementary side of the school has few, if any sports programs free for the children. The principal and vice principal have changed often, and currently, have removed the children's playground, and given no safe enviornment for children to play at recess, or after school. The lunch program is disgraceful for the elementary school children, who are often not given enough to eat, or, meals that are unappetizing (even to an adult).
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
10%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
78%
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 70% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
60%
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 67% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students38%
Female45%
Male32%
Black34%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic34%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Reading

All Students28%
Female32%
Male23%
Black26%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%

Writing

All Students35%
Female50%
Male20%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
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 Students36%
Female30%
Male41%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%

Reading

All Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Writing

All Students47%
Female54%
Male41%
Black42%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
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 Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Reading

All Students34%
Female48%
Male18%
Black36%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Science

All Students23%
Female22%
Male23%
Black23%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%

Writing

All Students43%
Female63%
Male21%
Black51%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
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 Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
Black19%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Reading

All Students54%
Female51%
Male58%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Writing

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students38%
Female33%
Male43%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Reading

All Students49%
Female54%
Male45%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students37%
Female47%
Male29%
Black36%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
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 Students37%
Female46%
Male26%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
Black51%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students20%
Female28%
Male11%
Black20%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%

Writing

All Students32%
Female48%
Male15%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
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
Hispanic 42% 19%
Black 36% 13%
White 16% 62%
Asian 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 98%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: (203) 576-7951

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