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Trailblazers Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 162 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2010

A great addition to the Stamford community. Many of the kids served by Trailblazers would not become useful members of society without the support they get from Trailblazers and the Domus Foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

best school ever . care about students . Give discipline . others schools wanna be like trailblazers . teachers have a good attitude . Highly recommend sending your child there . a bunch of school activities to get involved in - cheer leading - basketball - a book club - foot ball and many more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

Great school that works hard for students. Uniforms, structure and small classes give students a real shot.


Posted June 20, 2007

Thought this school would benefit my kid, but was I surprised! There's gossip amongs the teachers on a daily basis, that kids see. No discipline for kids who disrespect the staff & school. Kids know they can get away it. Parent involvement is very weak & when you do get involved they wear you out. No respect for the families. Teachers favor few students and its very noticeable! The directors have some support but short list. Many of the teachers are afraid of the kids & parents so they don't say much when its time. I'm not putting down all the staff, but many are very unprofessional!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

My son attended this school for 3 years and this is his last year Thank God! The 1st year i have to say was great but after that it just went down hill. My son comes home with different storys about the teachers and when i meet with them there atitude is different. Some of the teachers are very unprofecinal and speak to the children like there adults in the street. Truefully I think this school needs a lot of improvment and help from the Board of Ed. The administration is terible. I cant exspress my thoughts enough on here i think i need to stop now. But re-think before sending your kids there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

My son is in his second year here and I can say that teachers and support teams are the most dedicated bunch of people I have seen. Ready to answer questions when asked and to make suggestions to help with my child's progress. They understand the word teamwork and realize that it's our job to keep the children on track. A genuine feeling of respect emanates from the school. You feel that people care here, even down to supporting the teams at games and competitions. Everyone puts the child's needs first, and realize that not every child is a rocket scientist but will still encourage them to be the best that they can be by working hard and working smart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

This is a wonderful example of how every school should operate and all students should be taught and treated. Leadership is committed, exceptionally qualified and involved and the teachers are of the highest caliber.Everyone is committed to giving the best to and getting the best from every student.After school program is free and has a proven reading program that has increased student scores on standardized tests.Everyone is fully committed to the students and really cares.Parent feedback is welcomed and encouraged.
—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 70% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
36%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students26%
Female22%
Male30%
Black23%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%

Reading

All Students18%
Female19%
Male17%
Black15%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%

Writing

All Students21%
Female31%
Male11%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
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 Students33%
Femalen/a
Male35%
Black32%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Reading

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Male62%
Black64%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students15%
Female25%
Male9%
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
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 Students9%
Femalen/a
Male11%
Black4%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%

Reading

All Students29%
Femalen/a
Male26%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%

Science

All Students16%
Female20%
Male13%
Black14%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%

Writing

All Students13%
Female20%
Male9%
Black14%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
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
Black 55% 13%
Hispanic 41% 19%
White 4% 62%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
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 91%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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