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Classical Studies Academy

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Posted June 11, 2014

As of the 2014-2015 school year this school will be k-12 and it will be Classical Studies Magnet Academy. I am really hoping it will become interdistrict. This school improves every year. If only it had more funding like the other interdistrict schools. This has potential to be the best school in this city. -a proud parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love the passion and committment displayed by the teachers and administrators which spills over into the students. The children look forward to going to school everyday where they can thrive in an environment condusive to learning. They are friendly and motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

proud parent of a student in this wonderful accademy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

As to the post of 27 May, I find the comment [quote]: 'With all due respect, not many people have that 'Common Sense of Judgement' ' disturbing. In my years' of experience at CSA, I've found the parents and their asssisting family & friends to be decent people who handle the children with proper care and judgement. Although we'll never all agree all the time, I've never beleived my children to be anything less than safe, comfortable and happy. I'm also completely confident in the staff's ability to handle any issues that may arise when dealing with the CSA family. I've had 4 children to go through those doors and it has, overall, been a positive experience I would recommend to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Overall I have to say CSA is a good school. What I do not like is the easy access people have to volunteer for others. During one of the meetings I attended a question was asked as to who can volunteer and the answer was 'any one'. The CSA leaves it up to the parents to send in volunteers to get the 40 hours needed. The principal states that 'its up to the parent to use their common sense of judgment to send the appropriate volunteers in the school'. With all do respect, not many people have that 'Common Sense of Judgement' and I personally do not want my child exposed the someone's 'pick of the month' to volunteer without a background check. CSA should seriously consider looking into VIRTUS training. This will give each parent the knowledge of how predators think and how to make CSA a safer place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

I give 100 0/0 percent for this academy. My Oldest son goes to 4th grade there and i can't complaint about any thing. Also my secound son will be also attending to this academy becasue they are the best out in the bridgeport distric.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

Classical Studies Academy is a warm schhol that promotes parent involvement by requiring 40 hours of parent volunteer hours per family. The new principal is starting to make changes that will ultimately benefit the students as well as the teachers. She seems to be strong in instructional leadership and strives to spend more time in the classroom with students and teachers. Classiscal Studies Academy is moving towards being a school of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

Not happy with this school. I hope the new principal can improve the school because it needs it. Even the secretary is very rude whenever parents call. Curriculum is not up-to-date or on target with the grades. This school has one of the lowest GPA in Bridgeport.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

In the past i had written a bad reveiw about this school when my older daughter was going there. There is a new principal there and some of the teachers are very active in helping in all areas,spending much time after school and i'm sure much planning even after they leave the premises. The school is very clean . No air conditioning except in the main office. It is a small school. As i said this is a new administration the principal seems to be working with the teachers. There is a much quieter and less unruly atmosphere as there was in the past. Unfortunatly there seems to be a low budget for any extracariculars. Parent involvment must be encouraged to provide more programs for the present and future. Things look to be improving tremendously!!! not sure of curriculum. Not a dangerous or 'bad' school. So far i am satisfied
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Malen/a
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students38%
Female36%
Malen/a
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Writing

All Students62%
Female68%
Malen/a
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students51%
Female60%
Male41%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students84%
Female93%
Malen/a
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students65%
Female78%
Malen/a
Black66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students62%
Female75%
Malen/a
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students87%
Female89%
Malen/a
Black85%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black78%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 60% 13%
Hispanic 28% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
White 5% 61%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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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240 Linwood Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
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