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Posted June 3, 2010

my daughter started hooker school in the middle of 3rd grade . I was very nervous letting her go because this was her first time in the public school system. Mr . Cimino one the first day checked on her all day. Her teacher this year MR KELLY is outstanding he has gone beyond what many teachers do. to treat each child as your own to go to the lengths that these two indivduals do no words can thank you enough... PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS LIKE MR.KELLY MAKE MYSELF AND MY DAUGHTER VERY HAPPY THAT WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE ..... THANK YOU
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I think this is absolutly the best school Bridgeport has to offer. The teachers are the greatest. The principal and assistant principal are the BEST!!! I have nothing bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

My son has recently transferred to Hooker School(Dec. 2006). As a parent, I was quite nervous about the transition during the middle of the school year. However, after meeting with Mr. Cimino I was amazed to see how passionate and concerned he was about his students and their education. This helped confirm my decision for our son to attend Hooker School. Mr. Cimino also has 2 simple rules for all the kids to abide by. #1 - Be Good, #2 - Do the work. Simple and to the point! My son not only loves his new school, Mr. Cimino and his teacher, but he has become more focused with his school work and enjoys learning (not to mention the free breakfast & lunch). Mr. Cimino is a great example of a class principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

I think Thomas Hooker School is a wonderful school. I have 2 children that attend, they have been in this school since grade K and 3. The principal is very involved with the students and parents, you can see him in the hallway every morning socializing with everyone that come in. Mr.Cimino is a kind and loving person and cares about everyone. If you have a problem he's always there to help resolve it. In my opinion, my son's Kindergarden teacher (Ms. M) was the best. Eventhough all of the teachers that my children have had are excellent, I enjoyed the way she taught her class, and made the kids feel special. I also want to mention that the schools social workers are equally excellent and work really hard at what they do. Overall, there is no other school like Thomas Hooker.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

The percentages for testing on this page are quite deceiving. Ever since Mr. Cimino has become the principal, this school has done remarkably well. This is one of the few schools where your suggestions and comments are actually heard and given serious consideration. The principal is so much more than just a figure head. He is well like by both parents and students alike. He takes the time to actually listen to you and does everything within his power to improve the school in ALL areas. My three children all attended this school (1 graduated, 2 are still attending) and I cannot say enough good things about it. Mr. Cimino will bend over backwards to solve any problem you bring to him. He is often there even after 9:00 p.m. His dedication and caring have paid off for all involved.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%

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

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students32%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black19%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Writing

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students14%
Femalen/a
Male15%
Black15%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%

Reading

All Students26%
Femalen/a
Male22%
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%

Writing

All Students18%
Femalen/a
Male15%
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
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 Students55%
Femalen/a
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Science

All Students37%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%

Writing

All Students51%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
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%
Female43%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%

Reading

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students37%
Female45%
Male27%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
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 Students27%
Female33%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%

Reading

All Students62%
Female81%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students45%
Female67%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
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 Students35%
Female24%
Male48%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%

Reading

All Students56%
Female55%
Male56%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students46%
Female34%
Male60%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students43%
Female41%
Male44%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
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 44% 19%
Black 40% 13%
White 13% 62%
Asian 2% 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 96%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Phone: (203) 576-7185

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