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Bridgeport Schools Get Graded

Exterior of Central High School, in Bridgeport, Conn. Jan. 2nd, 2012.

Exterior of Central High School, in Bridgeport, Conn. Jan. 2nd, 2012.

Ned Gerard

Ned Gerard

Exterior of Central High School, in Bridgeport, Conn. Jan. 2nd, 2012.


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We all know that tests don’t always accurately measure what we know. The validity of standardized testing has been questioned for a long time which is why many colleges no longer require SAT test scores.

The State Department of Education has realized this recently and they started to grade schools in Connecticut based on more than just standardized testing. This led to a system that is far more accountable and helpful. There are two words that were used to speak about the schools: focus and turnaround. Focus means that the high needs students there are some of the worst from the state while turnaround means that the performance of the entire student body is among the worst in the state. Each school in the state was ranked 0-100.

Below is the ranking for every school in Bridgeport. (ELA = english language arts)

  • Achievement First Bridgeport Academy: 72.5
  • Aerospace/Hydrospace, Engineering and Physical Sciences High School at Fairchild-Wheeler: 55
  • Barnum School: 57.8 – FOCUS ELA
  • Bassick High School: 45 – TURNAROUND
  • Beardsley School: 59.4
  • Biotechnology, Research and Zoological Studies High School at Fairchild-Wheeler: 49.6 – FOCUS ELA
  • Black Rock School: 67.4
  • Blackham School: 59 – FOCUS ELA
  • Bridgeport Military Academy: 42.1 – TURNAROUND
  • Bryant School: 55.5 – FOCUS ELA
  • Bullard-Havens Technical School: 73.4 *
  • Central High School: 60.7
  • Cesar Batalla School: 55.8 – FOCUS ELA
  • Classical Studies Academy: 72.6
  • Columbus School: 51.3 – FOCUS ELA
  • Cross School: 49.2 – TURNAROUND
  • Curiale School: 53.1 – FOCUS ELA
  • Bridgeport Achievement First District: 72.5
  • Dunbar School: 53 – FOCUS MATH
  • Edison School: 56.4 – FOCUS MATH
  • Geraldine Johnson School: 60.8 – FOCUS MATH
  • Hall School: 62.6
  • Hallen School: 67.7
  • Harding High School: 46 – TURNAROUND
  • High Horizons Magnet School: 79.8
  • Hooker School: 66.8 – FOCUS MATH
  • Information Technology and Software Engineering High School at Fairchild-Wheeler: 53.9
  • Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School: 80.9
  • Jettie S. Tisdale School: 49.6 – TURNAROUND
  • Luis Munoz Marin School: 41.1 – TURNAROUND
  • Madison School: 65
  • Multicultural Magnet School: 84.1
  • Park City Magnet School: 80.4
  • Read School: 62.2
  • Roosevelt School: 46 – TURNAROUND
  • Waltersville School: 59.8 – FOCUS MATH
  • Winthrop School: 78.5

*= school is in Bridgeport but not in the Bridgeport School District

You can find the ranking for the rest of the schools in the state here.

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