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Posted November 25, 2012

This school is HORRIBLE. I would not recommend anyone to it. It contains violence and doesn't reach the right levels of academic criteria. The least I can say about the school is the word horrible.


Posted January 10, 2006

While I wouldn't say the school is the worst in the district, it has suffered much and is in need of a very strong principal who may have to be more 'Joe Clark' than 'candy Man' And yes it should be a man and a woman and not 2 women at the highest administrative positions. It is not that a woman is not capable but the student body makeup is such that you need both male and female leaders present.
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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
5%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
7%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students35%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%

Reading

All Students37%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%

Writing

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
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 Students23%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%

Reading

All Students26%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%

Writing

All Students32%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
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 Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%

Reading

All Students26%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%

Science

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%

Writing

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students38%
Femalen/a
Male32%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Reading

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
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 Students38%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Reading

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Science

All Students21%
Female19%
Male23%
Black21%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%

Writing

All Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black47%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
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 65% 13%
Hispanic 31% 20%
White 3% 61%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
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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445 Union Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06607
Phone: (203) 576-7194

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