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Blackham 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 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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
Black16%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Writing

All Students55%
Female70%
Male41%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
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 Students45%
Female41%
Male48%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Reading

All Students42%
Female47%
Male38%
Black49%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students63%
Female79%
Male51%
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students69%
Female82%
Male57%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students58%
Female62%
Male53%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male52%
Black66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students77%
Female93%
Male58%
Black64%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students70%
Female66%
Male74%
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students76%
Female73%
Male80%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students68%
Female74%
Male61%
Black61%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male55%
Black51%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students62%
Female65%
Male60%
Black61%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students36%
Female32%
Male39%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Writing

All Students62%
Female74%
Male53%
Black64%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 45% 20%
Black 33% 13%
White 17% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 99%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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