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Barnard Environmental Magnet School

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Posted April 15, 2014

My daughter attends kindergarten here. The school environment is awesome. The teachers, staff and principle are extremely active with the students, making learning fun. It's a positive place at Barnard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

We love Barnard. The teacher and management of this school face their daily challenges with composure and level headedness. We have never had any issues with inappropriate behavior or been met with anything but an understanding teacher/staff member who is eager to address our concerns and make sure that our child is enjoying their education experience to the fullest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

This school is all smoke and mirrors! They brush everything under the rug especially the huge discipline problems. The administration has no close involvement with implementing discipline, and the principal and assistant are so removed from students and staff, it's ludacris! I agree with the reviewers who noted, behavior issues, bullying and disorganization as rampant, and the new principal has changed nothing!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2009

Barnard is an awesome school!!!! The teachers and administrators always go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

the principal seems to be unable to handle disciplinary problems
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Barnard Environmental Magnet School is a great school that teachers the 3Rs, as well as bringing science (especially environmental science) to a real world and real life level, with 'pets' in the classroom and around the school, a science room, a science center and gardens that the children tend to. And they learn the 4th R - Respect. Respect for self, others, adults and the Earth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I felt this school was overwhelmingly disorganized, even now in May we know very little about the goings on at this school. I felt discouraged to participate with my children, and the bullying and roughhousing is out of control. I would recommended everyone to go somewhere else. My sons will not be returning to that school, I am very disappointed and lost faith in the Magnet school system it's a sham.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

I am a parent of a kindergarten student at Barnard. He has been there since he was 3 and attended the PK-3 classroom. Teachers at Barnard have always gone above and beyond what they can do to make my son feel safe and comfortable. When he was 3 he had a hard time leaving me. His first teacher at Barnard was amazing. He quickly trusted her and her assistants. He now feels like he is a prince when he walks into the building. We now have a new principal who has already shown us that there is going to be a lot of positive changes. I applaud the administrative and teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

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

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students43%
Female38%
Male49%
Black39%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Reading

All Students35%
Female41%
Male30%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%

Writing

All Students34%
Female42%
Male27%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
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 Students71%
Female65%
Male77%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students43%
Female43%
Male43%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Writing

All Students56%
Female69%
Male42%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Malen/a
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students58%
Female56%
Malen/a
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students65%
Female60%
Malen/a
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students74%
Female73%
Malen/a
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
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

Math

All Students65%
Female75%
Male59%
Black64%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students58%
Female75%
Male47%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students54%
Female72%
Male42%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students69%
Femalen/a
Male70%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male39%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students60%
Female58%
Male63%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students43%
Female50%
Male36%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students67%
Female77%
Male57%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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
Black 57% 13%
Hispanic 22% 20%
White 20% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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