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Classical Magnet School

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Posted June 13, 2014

Dont go to this school. Some of the staff are great while most others arent. They did not know how to handle book problems until recently. So anything lost in the past is dropped on the student, due to the fact they just started giving receipt for books returned. Which in my cause makes this school a total failure for not being able to do something so simple earlier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

This school has some great qualities and you learn allot about yourself throughout the 7 years ( middle school and high school years). But , To be honest I wouldn't recommend staying for high school. I say this mainly because I feel as a student that the classics is forced upon you,and there aren't many choices to fondle away; literally everything you do is Latin and Greek related. The great qualities about classical are that your learning Latin all your years there and also all your classes are honors; even if your not a honors student. Pass or fail that's a good look on your transcript when colleges see it. Also, the councilors there are very supportive , but some of the other staff are really mean or give off the worst attitudes! Classical magnet high challenges you to the highest extent ,and help if given when needed. The school only gets 3 stars because of some other issues within the school but other than that its an okay school.


Posted June 7, 2013

This school need to find it's direction again. The administration does not appear to have the control over the staff and daily happenings it should. The focus is not where it should be. We need to educating the whole student, not just focusing on certain subjects. Math and science programs are very weak. There is no priority to bring these disciplines up to the same level as other core subjects. Students graduating are having trouble competing in these areas at the college level. There are a few great teachers here but something needs to be done to bring the rest up to the same level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

I have been going here for five years and I love it. I would recommend this school because it not only challenges you and offers many opportunities but focuses on life after high school. I hope this school doesn't start going downhill because our goal-oriented principle Mr. Sullivan has left. I love all the great friends I have met here and I have learned some of the most important life lessons that I will never forget.


Posted March 25, 2012

Overall this school is a great school. It provides students with the academic credits they need to get into college. What is stressful about this school is their system of grading. It gets overwhelming because of the homework and projects needed to be done. Work is graded harshly though there are some opportunities to re-do work and tests, depending on the teacher you have.School ends at 2:30 but they let out the students at 4:00 because everyone is required to do an enrichment. Some are fun but others are unnecessary, instead of this kids could be at home doing their homework and trying to get their grades up. Sports end around 6:00 which makes it difficult for some kids to do their homework because they are already exhausted from practice. Though the school is very diverse, everyone still has their own cliques so not much interaction between the kids is shown. Classical Magnet has its ups and downs like all schools do but the downs are a bit much and makes the good things seems like its not even worth it anymore. Its a great school but it can drive kids, depending on the person, insane


Posted January 13, 2011

Great school, diversity is great. Offers a wide variety of things to learn! Overall: great!


Posted January 8, 2011

Classical magnet is an overall good school if you know how to apply your self. What gets very over whelming is Homework. Students are loaded with tuns of homework that can keep them up till the morning finishing projects, essays, and homework. The classes are very diverse and can seem almost like collage classes in the area of Teachers. All teachers are different. Some can be miserable and some can be very nice. The school is very secured and extremely strict. Some times I think they go a little overboard with the students in letting them have a little bit of freedom. Classical Magnet does have an excellent Sports program though.


Posted September 21, 2010

Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School is an outstanding example of how integration (class and race) truly creates a positive atmosphere and an excellent learning environment. The diversity at this school adds to the academic rigor to create well-rounded, critical and analytical thinkers who are understanding, caring, and celebratory of all perspectives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

Classical Magnet is an excellent choice for any parent that is looking to have their children challenged academically and socially
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

This school operates with a high level of parent, teacher & student input. Each of these groups selects representatives who have input on budget, teacher selection, curriculum and activities. A small school (~700 students, grd 6-12) with a focus on learning and community. Schools like these demonstrate successful options for city schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

I graduated from Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School in june 2008 and i believe that this school has prepared me since 7th grade to persue the best college education.The staff and principle Mr.Sullivan are a great asset to the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

I graduated from the Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School and I think that it is one of the best schools in the Hartford District. Faculty and staff always encouraged us to think about an education beyond high school and I am proud to say that thanks to their help I am now a Junior at the University of Connecticut.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

Great School! Mr. Sullivan expects nothing less than the best and he gets it, whether from students, faculty, or staff. This program is one of the best inner city schools in New England, if not the best.
—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 86% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male70%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black72%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students81%
Female89%
Male69%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
Black66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male84%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male87%
Black88%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male62%
Black58%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male73%
Black69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students70%
Female77%
Male58%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students79%
Female90%
Male58%
Black69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students69%
Female63%
Male76%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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
Black 41% 13%
Hispanic 27% 20%
White 23% 61%
Two or more races 6% 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 51%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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