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Fair Haven School

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Posted August 7, 2012

School focused more on things that were pointless and irrelavant to the students future. They rehersed more for the monthly towm meetings than focusing on literacy. My son attended kindergarten at this school because he was not picked in the lottery for any of the magnet schools. A lot of the teachers seemed like new fresh graduates. I feel that 80% of the learning should be done in school and parent should enforce and contribute another 20%. Not the case in this school. The students in the school were out of control like someone posted prior. It's a school in the ghetto so it doesnt get the attention and help it deserves which is SAD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My son has been in this school since Kindergarten and it is just delightful to see and be a part of the positive growth and changes this school is bringing to the community. I am proud to be a Fair Haven parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

There are a handful of excellent teachers at this school and the principal seems to be very good, as well. However, many, if not most of, the students at this school are out of control. The school has virtually no ethnic diversity at all and many of the teachers seem to be very unhappy in their jobs. Hopefully our state will begin investing more into schools that reside in underprivileged communities. Fair Haven Middle School needs a LOT of help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

its a great school for children and teachers
—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 67% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
44%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
38%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
23%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
3%

2009

 
 
42%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
7%

2009

 
 
52%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English45%

Reading

All Students33%
Female41%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students33%
Female49%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English48%
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 Students39%
Female34%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Reading

All Students40%
Female45%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students38%
Female47%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English56%
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 Students26%
Female21%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English42%

Reading

All Students17%
Female15%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English32%

Science

All Students13%
Female14%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English28%

Writing

All Students20%
Female21%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English36%
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 Students36%
Female33%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English48%

Reading

All Students43%
Female48%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students28%
Female42%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English38%
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 Students26%
Female20%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English33%

Reading

All Students31%
Female35%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students16%
Female28%
Male8%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English29%
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 Students29%
Female23%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English35%

Reading

All Students40%
Female27%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students14%
Female10%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English28%

Writing

All Students21%
Female16%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English41%
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 77% 19%
Black 16% 13%
White 4% 62%
Asian 3% 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 78%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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New Haven, CT 06513
Phone: (860) 437-6480

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