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The Bridge Academy

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Posted August 23, 2013

1 choose Bridge Academy for my daughter who is 12 years old because of the standard of the school, it's not like the public school where the classes are big. Each child gets the one on one that they need in BA. The school is clean and teachers are great. The principal is very accommodating and that is good. I'm so glad that my child is going to BA. The teachers at BA help your child to archive there dreams and gold's. if your child is struggling they are there to help them .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

I was drawn to this school because of their small size and personalized learning enviroments, not the rudeness that my child is experiencing by the teachers..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

this school is nice and good for you to learn at i luv this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2006

this school is focused on academics. it focuses on helping your child graduate and go to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2006

Even though we Companied all four yrs I am glad that I went to B.A. I am now a freshman in college and the first in my family at that. I also use a lot of the things that I learned if not all the things that I learned in the B.A
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 12, 2006

The Bridge Academy is a very exceptional school, so only the best of exceptional people should apply. I say that because the bridge is design to cater to their student s academic needs as well as their personal development. With the school being small in size helps to create a better learning environment and also helps the students feel more confident in the learning process. I am a product of the bridge academy and now I am currently a successful college student at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta Ga. on my way to Columbia University in New York in the following year (07 ) for my masters; without the Bridge Academy that would have only been a dream. I am so very proud of the Bridge and would only have positive things to say.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 68% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
60%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
45%
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 Students35%
Female42%
Malen/a
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Malen/a
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students39%
Female52%
Malen/a
Black29%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
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%
Femalen/a
Male14%
Black19%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%

Reading

All Students48%
Femalen/a
Male37%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Science

All Students10%
Femalen/a
Male10%
Black15%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%

Writing

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Male17%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
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

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 Students10%
Female11%
Malen/a
Black5%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%

Reading

All Students10%
Female11%
Malen/a
Black10%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%

Science

All Students9%
Female7%
Malen/a
Black4%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%

Writing

All Students30%
Female41%
Malen/a
Black29%
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 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 49% 13%
Hispanic 36% 19%
Two or more races 11% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
White 0% 62%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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410 Kossuth St Box 2267
Bridgeport, CT 06608
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