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House Of Arts Letters And Science (Hals) Academy

Public | 6-8 | 165 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted August 30, 2014

well, as a student, this has opened many doors. I have made many friends. The old math teacher, who shall stay unnamed, had taught me very little. hopefully the new teacher will be much better. the principal is the best principal that anyone will ever have. she has opened so many doors to different expierences. for example, I have done a CCSU play, I have hooked more clubs, won contests, and more. an amazing school!!


Posted July 4, 2014

Amazing school. The teachers are strict yet very helpful and wise. The teaches and students become very close and improvement and advancement is a given. All struggling students are helped and all exceeding students are recognized. The school community is like a family. Everyone is friends from the incoming 6th graders to the promoting 8th graders.


Posted November 21, 2013

My son just started here in September. He is not impressed and after conferences today I am not sure I am either. Math & Science teachers are awesome. The Language Arts, Gifted Resource and Social Studies teachers have a lot of attitude. He usually does not complain but after meeting them, I do agree with him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

This is a great school. The kids work hard. The teachers work hard. My daughter is being challenged to be her best and that is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

Great school with so much to learn! Teachers are great and teach students many new things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

HALS Acadey is located at 30 Pendleton Rd., New Britain, CT - it is an outstanding middle school of 164 students which tops all others in standardized testing..............


Posted May 16, 2009

HALS Academy does not support their students enough. I would NOT recommend going there. The trechers do not let the children learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

HALS Academy is a great school for gifted and high achivieing students.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
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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

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Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Writing

All Students100%
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Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
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Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
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Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
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
White 47% 61%
Hispanic 30% 20%
Black 15% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 53%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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370 Osgood Ave
New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: (860) 826-1866

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