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John Barry School

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Posted April 2, 2014

This school has to be the worst school I've ever seen. My children previously attended a school in another town and will be at John Barry until the end of the year. Most children in this school are misbehaved (probably due to parents not disciplining them). The teachers have to be a little harder because the way most children act. The principle is new and I've heard some off things about her. Personally from my own experience (not going in to detail) she is not a good fit and should not be the leader of a school with so many issues. If your child has other options to attend a different school I would go with the alternative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I love this school. There isn't another place in Meriden like it. The teachers are absolutely the best. They care for every student. My child comes home happy every day! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

I love this school. the reading program it has and the staff are terrific. my daughter could read in kindergarden. very impressive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

I think this is a good school because they give thte students all the help they need and the teachers and other staff are really kind to the students. This is what I think about John Barry School.
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Posted June 8, 2005

I find that John Barry is a very wonderful school. The teachers are excellent, and also Ms. Dahn is such a great principal. My daughters love it there. The activities there are very good. There are alot of involved parents there because John Barry is such a wonderful school. There is a high level of parent involvement there.
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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students52%
Female57%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students51%
Female57%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
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 Students51%
Female41%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students41%
Female33%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Writing

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 Students57%
Female41%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students56%
Female48%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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
Hispanic 61% 20%
White 20% 61%
Black 13% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 81%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Meriden, CT 06450
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