Multicultural Magnet School

700 Palisade Ave,

Bridgeport, CT, 06610-3457

Tel: (203)576-7505
Grades: KG-8

484 students

Multicultural Magnet School serves 484 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Multicultural Magnet School operates within the Bridgeport School District.

Overview

The student population of 484 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 484 students
Multicultural Magnet School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Multicultural Magnet School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Multicultural Magnet School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
Multicultural Magnet School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
4%
Multicultural Magnet School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
62%
20%
Multicultural Magnet School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
22%
13%
Multicultural Magnet School Black (1988-2012)
White
10%
61%
Multicultural Magnet School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Multicultural Magnet School Sch Ethnicity Multicultural Magnet School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.56 0.58
Multicultural Magnet School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
96%
30%
Multicultural Magnet School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
5%
Multicultural Magnet School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 20,839 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Bridgeport School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 20,839 1,781
Bridgeport   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $389 MM $29 MM
Bridgeport   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $384 MM $28 MM
Bridgeport   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $19,021 $15,687
Bridgeport   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,759 $15,388
Bridgeport   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bullard-havens Technical High School (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Park City Prep Charter School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edison School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bridgeport Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award High Horizons Magnet School
    Magnet School
    700 Palisade Ave
    Bridgeport , CT , 06610
    (203)576-7807
    Magnet School
    0  mi  |  430  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Bridgeport Bullard-havens Technical High School
    Vocational School
    500 Palisade Ave
    Bridgeport , CT , 06610
    (203)579-6333
    Vocational School
    0.1  mi  |  874  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Bridgeport Six-six Magnet School
    Magnet School
    601 Pearl Harbor St
    Bridgeport , CT , 06610
    (203)330-6775
    Magnet School
    0.3  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Bridgeport Edison School
    115 Boston Terrace
    Bridgeport , CT , 06610
    (203)576-7183
    0.5  mi  |  251  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Bridgeport Harding High School
    1734 Central Ave
    Bridgeport , CT , 06610
    (203)576-7330
    0.7  mi  |  1315  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 17, 2009 - This school is the best school in bridgeport, aside from the ones next to it. It's big, clean and very good at teaching the material. This school is the only school in Bridgeport that's advanced with the material. There's all kinds of extracurricular activities. In addition, the faculty they have is great, and on top of that the school is bilingual! What more must you need to know that that is the school your son/daughter should go too? - Posted by Student/Alumni

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