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Winthrop School

Public | K-8 | 721 students

 

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Posted March 27, 2014

Their academic achievement and expectations are higher than other public schools in the city. The parents are involved, the principal is a good leader and the teacher quality is great. The location is the best in the city. It offers morning and afternoon programs which is really convenient and helpful. The overall experience I've had at Winthrop School is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2012

Looking forward to an enjoyable school year - Great school !! Everyone gets involved !! Glad to see focus on education !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

All three of my kids went to this school, and they really enjoyed it. The staff at this school is great. The principal is very involved in every event at the school, and from my experience so are the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The staff and students at the school are the best. Anything you need they are there for you to lend a hand. This is a very closeknit community of people who truly care about your child. They help your child achieve their goals no matter what they are. They push your child to achieve and be positive. my believe is a great school starts with great principals ( Mr. Dixon and Mrs. Morgan ), great teachers and staff. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I had two sons that attended Winthrop school and they both received great educations. Each child has had an experience with at least one teacher that made a huge impact on them. We voted for one teacher for teacher of the year and she won.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Winthrop is a great school. I have two children attending the school, they have had mostly good experiences. As for parental envolvment I'ts what one makes of it, as a working parent I can't always participate in all activities but I certainly recieve notices for school activities. The teachers are exceptional and to show that example both my children are honors students. So it's all thumbs up to Winthrop!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

So far I've had good experiences at Winthrop. My son's kindergarten teacher has been doing a great job with communicating with me on a regular basis. I agree with the previous comment - 'Communication from the school into the home is lacking.' I find that I receive notices the day before an event where, as a working parent, it's not always possible to arrange for time off with such last minute notice. It seems as though the school does not take this into consideration and commicate important information or events in advance. I am online constantly, so it would be great if the school communicated pertinent information (teacher packets) before the school year begins, such as bus info, meals, after school registration, via the school website. The first orientation day felt a bit chaotic since I had to make several trips
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

My son is in his 3rd year at John Winthrop and I am very happy I made the switch from Private to John Winthrop! His 3rd grade teacher was the best! The Principal, Mr. Dixon is very involved with the students and this is nice to see. I can however agree with a previous post from a not so happy parent that stated '...parents are not encouraged to be involved with the school in any meaningful way. There is no communication from the administration about academics, activities ...' Communication from the school into the home is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2007

Most wonderful school. Mr. Dixon is a godsend to the school. The teachers are excellent and they have a huge amount of parent participation in the school. I would highly recommend sending your child here. There are truly wonderful and caring people in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2007

Winthrop has been a huge disappointment to me. My daughter is in her second year there, and this year has been worse than the last. Not only is the level of teaching mediocre and uninspired, parents are not encouraged to be involved with the school in any meaningful way. There is no communication from the administration about academics, activities -- or anything else. It is challenging to obtain benchmarks or expectations from teachers, and since homework is so sparse it is hard to tell where additional help might be needed. Winthrop may have been the best school in Bridgeport at one point, but it certainly is not now.
—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 67% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
83%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%

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 67% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
90%
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 Students64%
Female67%
Male63%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Reading

All Students43%
Female43%
Male43%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%

Writing

All Students44%
Female64%
Male30%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
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 Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Reading

All Students43%
Female53%
Male35%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Writing

All Students43%
Female58%
Male29%
Black47%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black40%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students54%
Female61%
Male46%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Black51%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Black49%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male58%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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%
Female50%
Male60%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students71%
Female80%
Male60%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Black66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students64%
Female75%
Male53%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
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 37% 13%
Hispanic 31% 19%
White 26% 62%
Asian 5% 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 99%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: (203) 576-7769

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