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Burns Latino Studies Academy

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Posted December 16, 2013

This school became a joke. They are unorganized. They suspend my son and did not call me to inform me of this suspension instead they sent him home to tell me. These kids have no textbooks, how do you expect a student to pass with no material to study from. No matter how much money you put into the outside of the school its not going to make up for the lack of educational support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

I wish I could give this school no stars at all. Teachers and staff at this school have no respect for parents. Parents are not allowed to bring their child to class. Parents are treated like criminals. My daughter just started kindergarden there and I have no idea how shes doing in class because her teacher avoid speaking to parents. Also there are many bullies in that school. I wont recommend this school to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2013

This school has made a lot of improvements in a short period of time. Students and teachers seem happier and more focused, and parents are more involved in their children's learning. Definitely a work in progress.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 22, 2010

Really don't care about the students, they are just brushing them off and they do not give teacher support.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
5%

2009

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
43%
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 68% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
33%
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 72% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
10%

2009

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
8%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
54%
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 70% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
27%
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 68% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
10%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
2%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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 Students20%
Female12%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic18%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%

Reading

All Students15%
Female12%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic11%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%

Writing

All Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic16%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
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 Students23%
Female22%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic22%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%

Reading

All Students17%
Female17%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic14%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%

Writing

All Students11%
Female20%
Male4%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic10%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
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 Students10%
Female9%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%

Reading

All Students10%
Female13%
Male8%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%

Science

All Students3%
Female0%
Male7%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic2%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities3%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English5%

Writing

All Students11%
Female16%
Male4%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities12%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English17%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English26%

Reading

All Students20%
Female28%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English26%

Writing

All Students13%
Female19%
Male9%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English18%
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 Students9%
Female11%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English16%

Reading

All Students25%
Female23%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students15%
Female21%
Male5%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
English language learners0%
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

All Students16%
Female13%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%

Reading

All Students30%
Female30%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Science

All Students7%
Female11%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities7%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English10%

Writing

All Students15%
Female14%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 80% 19%
Black 14% 13%
White 4% 62%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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