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Trailblazers Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 170 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


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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 86% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students32%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%

Reading

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Writing

All Students18%
Female27%
Male10%
Black13%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
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 Students48%
Female38%
Male57%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students42%
Female57%
Male29%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black78%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students38%
Female39%
Male37%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Writing

All Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 54% 13%
Hispanic 41% 20%
White 4% 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 82%N/A35%
Female 42%N/A48%
Male 58%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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