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Bugbee School

Public | PK-5 | 455 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 10, 2014

Warm, caring environment combined with excellent academics, music, and art. The kids are happy here. I wish I could have had some of their teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2010

Bugbee has a new, young, enthusiastic and energetic principal. We loved the school for our older two, but now with our youngest we feel it is even better. Amazing teachers, great leadership, fantastic school community. Warm, caring environment, great special ed, beautiful well-equipped yet classic building, quiet location, playing fields and playgrounds. And, it was just rated 2nd elementary school in the entire state of CT! I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

About as good as it gets in a public school. Small, wonderful community. Lovely older building with lots of playground space and playing fields, in a quiet, safe neighborhood. I cannot begin to express how much sincere, individual concern the teachers have shown for my children. Oh, and I've never heard of my kids missing recess to do schoolwork. Homework is not excessive. Choir, band, a big plus. My kids love the place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

Amazing school! Their is a very strong sense of community and the teachers really care for students. The acaademics are the most amazing part; nearly everything is taught from the teacher, not a textbook! Bugbee has excellent programs and academics, but what stands out is the arts and music programs. Almost everyone (sometimes ieven everyone) is part of the band, choir or both!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2007

I agree with the foregoing comment. Bugbee is a wonderful place with great kids and families, however, there is a disconnect someplace along the line. While the school(and Bd. of ed) emhasizes, 'go, slow and whoa' food choices to curb childhood obesity, they routinely take away recess so that the kids can complete homework or other assignments. This makes absolutely no sense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Is it possible for a school to be too serious about academics? The answer is yes, and the evidence is Bugbee. Great teachers and programs, but many times, this school seems more focused on pumping up their standardized test scores and protecting their reputation than on the principal's stated mission of 'making learning fun.' A daily hour of homework begins in first grade and only gets worse every year. Add that onto an already long school day and Bugbee students don't get a lot of time to just be 'kids.' Severe discipline can make the hallways and cafeteria feel more like a prison than an elementary school. Bugbee could be truly great if they'd just loosen up and realize this is elementary school...not a college prep school.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

88 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 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
97%

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99%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Science

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
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 83% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1943 Asylum Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 233-1234

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