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Helen Street School

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Posted March 30, 2013

I had 5 of my children atten this school, the first few years were a little ruff, the principle was not to careing about the students nor the teachers for what i seen. howerver ever since we got the new principle Mr. Lorenzo it has been amazing, i have seen so much care and love towards all, children, staff and parents. The school has gone up to 100% in our eyes. Im very proud to say that Mr. Lorenzo has looked after my children and made them the bst students he can make them as well as the teachers. This school is amazing when it comes down to the teachers, principle, and staff. Some students there need a little more teaching as far as manners but other than that the school is a very well runned! I would recommand this school for all students. I stand behind Mr. Lorenzo 100% till the day he leaves our school system @ Helen Street School!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Both my kids attended Helen Street K thru 6th grade. They had amazing, caring teachers who nurtured them as much as any parent could expect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I rate this school excellent.They are always on track.when it come to my kid I know everything in a timely matter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

I am disappointed with the experience my children have had at this school. There are some wonderful teachers at this school. Unfortunately, the school is not run as well as it could be; this takes a lot away from Helen Street School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

The school itself, the teachers, and the principal are good. I think Helen St often gets low marks because it is located in a mostly blue collar and bilingual neighbourhood. As such, unfortunately, the students do not tend to do as well on standardized tests. I don't believe this is the fault of the teachers. Parental involvement is key at any school, and that is lacking at this one. My two children attend the school, with my daughter being gifted, and they are doing well. It does not have the facilities of a magnet school, but they are adequate for the needs of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

I would like to see stronger leadership skills and stronger focus on safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

The current principal has been in place for 2 years. She is a very caring, involved administrator who creates an atmosphere of warmth that permeates throughout the school She and the teachers welcomed our tutoring program and tutos with open arms.


Posted November 18, 2003

The Principal doesn't show any great involvement with the students and seems to care less about safety.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students77%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Writing

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students59%
Femalen/a
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Reading

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students68%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students83%
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 disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students83%
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 disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students86%
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 disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 37% 13%
Hispanic 30% 20%
White 25% 61%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 63%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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285 Helen St
Hamden, CT 06514
Phone: (203) 407-2030

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