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Bristol Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1317 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

One of the Best School In Town! If your going to the school soon or will be enrolling your kid worry free its staffed with some of the best knowledgeable and Truly caring Teachers and guidance counselors. The one thing i would change is color printers. I've been struggling with health problems and they have done every to help me including arranging a home school program while i recover . They are the BEST school I've ever been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2013

this school is awesome its extra programs like music art and sports are absolutely amazing


Posted June 11, 2013

Amazing,staff and faculty.compard to the other local school eastern,it can be seen why ours has so many more awards and they dont.the only less than amazing part of the school is the lunch,so bring a bagged lunch
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2012

I hate this school i wanted to go to Eastern but i couldn't and i think this school is awful because kids bully me and kids are low lifes or mean and don't care about anything and i'm getting sick of the kids cutting in lunch lines and nobody doing anything about it and i don't like alot of the teachers...i just can't stand the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2011

Love this school, I'm a current student and I have never seen Kids being bullied. The teachers truly care About the student and the principles rule!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

Awesome teachers. They truly care about their students. A dedicated and conhensive unit working to improve the level of the kids performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

Central is a well rounded school that provides its students with an incredible education, and a plethora of in-school and after school events and activities. The music, art, and sports departments are incomparable. Students grade A performances in these departments are always making headlines. Central maintains a very home like environment. In a way faculty, staff, and students remain family members for life. I have never felt unsafe to come to school, nor have I ever felt that there was no one around when I needed a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on. I am currently working on a masters degree in school counseling, and should I decide to want to work with high school kids, you will see me right back with my family at BCHS.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male72%
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black78%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male78%
Black78%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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
White 69% 61%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 584-7732

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