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Public | PK-8 | 850 students

 

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Posted August 17, 2014

Read school has it's good and bad. But I must say that the good does out weigh the bad. My son had attended the school since 1st grade and is now attending 7th grade. Behavior starts in the home and parents have all to do with the how children respect and value morals , that's if of course if it is taught at home. Parents thinks that it's the teachers who fail the child when in fact it's the failure of the parents. Educate yourselves people and maybe we can have a better tomorrow through the children we raise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

Not happy with the coordination the school has for the kids. Not a organized facility. Alot of ghetto people
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It's great. The teachers really care about the kids' long term goals (learning) and the students are learning and preparing for their future
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

Great school. Staff does excellent job. Oldest child graduated from Read. Youngest child has excelled academically for seven years. School safety is excellet, children know security and police officers names and the they know the names of every child, as well as there parents. Sybill Allen, Asst. Prinicpal is a great leader for staff and children. I have an open door policy with teachers as well as them with me. Great neighborhood school, just like the old days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

As a parent of a former student I felt as though there was nothing I could do to help my child with taking the statewide exams. I also feel as though the school system teaches the test instead of teaching normal academics. Overall a student should not be expected to be tested on something thats not taught .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

I have a child who attends Read Elementary. The teachers are great and work very hard with the children. I find that the students are not disciplined and need more guidance from the staff. Mrs. Allen is an excellent Principal, though not given enough credit. The school lacks sufficient parent involvement, which would be a great improvement for the school if we all pulled together. There should also be more extra-curricular activities and programs for the children. The schools in Bridgeport are rated poorly and we can only change this by pulling together as a community and demand improvement. We pay very high taxes and should feel that our money is well spent. Let's request that our children be challenged to meet academic standards and provide these students with teachers who care. Let us appreciate the teachers and demand that the Board of Ed. does too.
—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 83% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students44%
Female58%
Male32%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students69%
Female81%
Male59%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
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 Students44%
Female38%
Male48%
Black37%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Reading

All Students43%
Female47%
Male40%
Black49%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Writing

All Students53%
Female77%
Male39%
Black69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
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 Students51%
Female61%
Male42%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Reading

All Students45%
Female61%
Male31%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students36%
Female44%
Male29%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Writing

All Students68%
Female84%
Male55%
Black72%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students51%
Female48%
Male57%
Black49%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male46%
Black49%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students58%
Female64%
Male50%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
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 Students53%
Female50%
Male54%
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Reading

All Students53%
Female67%
Male43%
Black61%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students59%
Female73%
Male48%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students45%
Female47%
Male43%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Black29%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%

Writing

All Students53%
Female67%
Male40%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
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 44% 13%
White 9% 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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