Barack H. Obama Magnet University School

69 Farnham Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
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Bottom 50%
Serving 317 students in grades Prekindergarten-4, Barack H. Obama Magnet University School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in CT
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Barack H. Obama Magnet University School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Barack H. Obama Magnet University School's student population of 317 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 34% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
317 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Barack H. Obama Magnet University School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 942 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Barack H. Obama Magnet University School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CT)
#886 out of 942 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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6-9%
40%
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10-14%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
46%
29%
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Black
42%
13%
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White
5%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.61
This chart displays the diversity score of Barack H. Obama Magnet University School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Barack H. Obama Magnet University School's ranking?
Barack H. Obama Magnet University School is ranked #886 out of 942 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CT state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CT state average).
How many students attend Barack H. Obama Magnet University School?
317 students attend Barack H. Obama Magnet University School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Barack H. Obama Magnet University School students are Hispanic, 42% of students are Black, 5% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Barack H. Obama Magnet University School?
Barack H. Obama Magnet University School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Barack H. Obama Magnet University School offer ?
Barack H. Obama Magnet University School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Barack H. Obama Magnet University School part of?
Barack H. Obama Magnet University School is part of New Haven School District.
In what neighborhood is Barack H. Obama Magnet University School located?
Barack H. Obama Magnet University School is located in the West Rock neighborhood of New Haven, CT. There are 3 other public schools located in West Rock.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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