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Multicultural Magnet School

Public | K-8 | 458 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Never disappointed. Great teaching ethics and productivity. Parents could be more involved. But over all, really great school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

My daughter has been a student at Multicultural Magnet since Kindergarten and is now in the 2nd grade. I have been impressed with the educating of the the teachers and how much the consistency of learning is obvious. Great school, great teachers, great principal. I expect greater things from this school and look forward to my daughter graduating from Multicultural Magnet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2011

Multicultural Magnet is a great school. Great Teachers, great principal and participating parents. It has a very good afterschool program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2011

My daughter start in Multicultural Magnet School in Kindergarden she is now in 3rd grade. She likes this School, she learning two language.In this school you have to do a lot of homework and reading and this summer she win the reading log of Connecticut. I so proud of her efforts and I want to say Thanks to all the teachers of Multicultural Magnet School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

I have been among the few very fortunate who's child has had the advantage of attending one of the city's elementary magnet schools. In the 6 years that my 8th grader has attended this school he has benefited from high expectations, foriegn language classes, band, a school swimming pool that is used during gym period, shop and home-ec, an art room, computer classes, exposure to and education about a wide array of cultures and nationalities, and a positive environment with high acheiving students. The downside: Even the magnet schools have suffered from budget cuts, and in the last 2 years the school has done away with shop and home-ec. Also, you should know that if you are planning on relocating to Bridgeport, your chances of getting into a magnet school are very slim. They use a random lottery system. The public school choices are frankly very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My son has been a student at Multicultural Magnet since kindergarden. He is now in the seventh grade. My husband and I both have been very happy with the school and would highly recommend other parents to enroll their children. Being active parents within the schools and community (attending B of E meetings, PAC etc.) has really given us the comfort of knowing everything our son's future will benefit from.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
100%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic89%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students47%
Female47%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Writing

All Students77%
Female79%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students88%
Female96%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students98%
Female97%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Science

All Students92%
Female87%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students87%
Female97%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 62% 19%
Black 22% 13%
White 10% 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 98%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone: (203) 576-7505

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