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Burr Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 10, 2014

The teachers are OK but some of the higher paid administrators (exception being the school psychologist) and those hired to be curriculum leaders are a waste of time. Put more teachers into the classrooms, stop letting 5th graders wander off the farm and do their own research with little or no guidance so they end up doing reports that have nothing to do with the main topic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

I wrote a review about this school recently and it was okay but now I have changed my mind. I'm a boy at burr and my teacher loves the girls so I get great grades and I was the student council and when 2 boys are playing on the computers in the back she lets the girls have free time and make the boys read because of 2 people it's crazy. I liked my old school much better but however I did make more friends at this school but did get bullied more.


Posted April 9, 2013

We moved to Fairfield from Chicago just before our son entered the fourth grade at Burr. His teachers have been consistently excellent, setting high standards and working to help him meet them. I like the degree to which parents are involved in school activities, and administrators have been kind and responsive when we've had a question or concern. As if that weren't enough, the building itself is well-designed, full of light; the library especially is an inspiring place to be. Even though the school is, as others note, quite new, I've noticed parents, staff, and students pulling together, especially over the past year, to live and work and dream as a community. My only complaint is that I don't have more than one child to send to this wonderful school! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

The staff is caring and responsive. The quality of teaching is high and the opprotunities offered to children are diverse. As a parent, I couldn't ask for more and am thrilled that our children are going to such a fine institution. Parent involvement is the highest I have seen anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

Congratulations to Burr for another great school year! I am so grateful that my kids attend a school that is safe, supportive, challenging and open. In addition to high quality PK-5 teachers, the music and arts program is quite impressive. WIth 7 years at this school, issues have come up but the teachers and principal are approachable and work together to solve problems. Many opportunities for parent involvement, big or small. The newer building and technology is a nice bonus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

This school is nice enough but once I moved out of the district into another district in the same town, i realized how much better another school can be. Burr was passing my youngest son along even though I knew in my heart that he had some sort of learning disability. The school refused to see it so I had to pay for an outside eval. At our new school (Hollan Hill), the principal greets everyone every morning and knows the students by name. Also returns phone calls, which the other one didn'.t Just because Burr is newer, shinier and "fancier", bricks and mortar do not make a school. My other 3 kids did ok in the school, no complaints as most of the teachers are really nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

The teachers are hardworking, dynamic and effective and the school is excellent. It is one of the best schools in the district. The Principal is experienced and caring and hires terrific educators to carry out his mission of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

This school may look fancy, but the overall quality of the staff is mediocre. The principal is somehwat of a buearocrat who's been in the system a long time but does not stick his neck out nor encourage academic excellence. Although he and the staff may like to take credit for CMT's, etc. if you put them all in to a less monied system in Bridgeport, they'd have nothing to crow about. It's the wealth of the parents and their outside tutoring that gets results at this school, not the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

My son is going to this school and I see lot of improvement in him.
—Submitted by a parent


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 83% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%

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97%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
97%

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93%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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92%

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94%

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
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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 Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Science

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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
White 85% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 3%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1960 Burr St
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Phone: (203) 255-8371

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