Bear Path School

Tel: (203)407-2015
  • Bear Path School serves 456 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Bear Path School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Bear Path School operates within the Hamden School District.

School Overview

  • Bear Path School's student population of 456 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students456 students
Gender %Bear Path School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Students by GradeBear Path School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Bear Path School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 968 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bear Path School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
Asian
8%
5%
Hispanic
17%
23%
Black
9%
13%
White
59%
56%
Two or more races
7%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsBear Path School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
33%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Bear Path School is Hamden School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 195 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Hamden School District's student population of 5,477 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $21,270 is higher than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $20,557 is higher than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameHamden School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    13
    4
    Number of Students Managed5,4771,534
    Hamden School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    53%
    58%
    District Total Revenue$123 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$119 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$21,270$20,313
    District Spending / Student$20,557$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

    Nearby Public Schools

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    • School Location Miles Grades Students
    • Hamden Hamden Middle School
      Grades: 7-8 | 803 students
      1.0 miles
      2623 Dixwell Avenue
      Hamden, CT 06517
      (203)777-5571
      1.0 7-8 803
    • Hamden Shepherd Glen School
      Grades: K-6 | 304 students
      1.0 miles
      1 Skiff St. Ext.
      Hamden, CT 06514
      (203)407-2070
      1.0 K-6 304
    • Hamden Whitney High School North Alternative School
      Grades: 9-12 | 95 students
      1.5 miles
      205 Skiff St.
      Hamden, CT 06517
      (203)407-4500
      1.5 9-12 95
    • Hamden Whitney High School West Alternative School
      Grades: 9-12 | 42 students
      1.5 miles
      205 Skiff Street
      Hamden, CT 06517
      (203)407-4500
      1.5 9-12 42
    • Hamden Whitney High School East Alternative School
      Grades: 9-12 | 113 students
      1.6 miles
      261 Skiff St.
      Hamden, CT 06517
      (203)281-3577
      1.6 9-12 113

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