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Bielefield School

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Posted July 28, 2008

This is one of the most wonderful schools that I have had the opportunity to work in. The staff is truly dedicated to helping children reach their full potential. It is a wonderful part of the Middletown Community!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2007

My daughter just finished Kindergarten and Bielefield and also attended for PreSchool. I've been very impressed with what I've seen. There is a great deal of parent involement throughout the year. Bielefield is interested in teaching the kids about life, not just reading, writing, etc. They are taught responsiblity and respect for others. I am looking forward to the years ahead at Bielefield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

My son is in kindergarten at Bielefield School. The teachers are very personable and attentive. I am very pleased with my son's progress. Parent involvement is always encourgaed and the PTA does a wonderful job of organizing activites for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Outstanding school. Innovative curriculum, engaged teachers, helpful staff. Never once felt put off or not welcomed to help. Both my kids are so lucky to have the wonderful atmosphere for all kids! Parents can be involved as they want- through PTA and classrooms. PTA is always looking for more energetic people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

We love Bielefield! The principal, teachers and staff are all very caring and nuturing. My daughters both love Bielefield. The staff at Bielefield makes learning a very positive but fun experience for all their students. We give the Bielefield staff a lot of fireworks! Sincerely, Mr and Mrs Turner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

This schools lacks parent involvement. When I asked what can I do as a parent, I was told that they would call upon me when help is needed. It is now February and I haven't been called once. The school also has very poor communication skills. I have called many times to inquire about different things and I always get the same answer, which is 'I don't know, I'll have someone give you a call.' Again it's Feb. and I have yet to receive one call to answer any of my questions. At this point I'm not sure what to think. I do know this I am not pleased and I hope things will change sooner than later.
—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 67% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
75%
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

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students45%
Female41%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Reading

All Students46%
Female56%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students52%
Female74%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
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 Students54%
Female48%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Reading

All Students43%
Female38%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students51%
Female55%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students60%
Female61%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students60%
Female61%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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
White 51% 62%
Black 29% 13%
Hispanic 14% 19%
Asian 4% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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70 Maynard St
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 347-4124

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