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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 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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
59%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students40%
Female32%
Male47%
Black27%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Reading

All Students29%
Female29%
Male30%
Black40%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic20%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%

Writing

All Students33%
Female43%
Male25%
Black42%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
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 Students24%
Female20%
Male30%
Black29%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male24%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%

Writing

All Students32%
Female39%
Male24%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
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%
Female41%
Male34%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male29%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Science

All Students18%
Female20%
Male16%
Black18%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%

Writing

All Students35%
Female41%
Male25%
Black39%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
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 Students33%
Female32%
Male33%
Black27%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Reading

All Students39%
Female47%
Male33%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Writing

All Students29%
Female36%
Male23%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
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 Students20%
Female20%
Male20%
Black15%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%

Reading

All Students31%
Female34%
Male27%
Black29%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Writing

All Students18%
Female23%
Male13%
Black13%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
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 Students18%
Female21%
Male14%
Black13%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%

Reading

All Students44%
Female51%
Male33%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students13%
Female10%
Male17%
Black7%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%

Writing

All Students17%
Female22%
Male12%
Black18%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
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
Black 45% 13%
Hispanic 45% 19%
White 7% 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 100%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: (203) 576-8030

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