Bear Path School

  • Bear Path School serves 421 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bear Path School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Bear Path School's student population of 421 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students421 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bear Path School is ranked within the top 30% of all 956 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bear Path School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#269 out of 956 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
19%
25%
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Black
12%
13%
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White
58%
54%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.610.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHamden School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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  • Hamden Hamden Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 880 students
    1.0 miles
    2623 Dixwell Ave.
    Hamden, CT 06518
    (203)407-3140
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  • Hamden Shepherd Glen School
    Grades: K-6 | 302 students
    1.0 miles
    1 Skiff St. Ext.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203)407-2070
    1.0 K-6 302
  • Hamden Hamden High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1496 students
    1.7 miles
    2040 Dixwell Ave.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203)407-2040
    1.7 9-12 1496
  • Hamden Spring Glen School
    Grades: K-6 | 435 students
    1.8 miles
    1908 Whitney Ave.
    Hamden, CT 06517
    (203)407-2045
    1.8 K-6 435
  • Hamden Dunbar Hill School
    Grades: PK-6 | 254 students
    1.9 miles
    315 Lane St.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203)407-2025
    1.9 PK-6 254

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