Benjamin Jepson Magnet School

Tel: (475)220-2900
  • Benjamin Jepson Magnet School serves 530 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 41% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Benjamin Jepson Magnet School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 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 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Benjamin Jepson Magnet School operates within the New Haven School District.

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Jepson Magnet School's student population of 530 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students530 students
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Students by GradeBenjamin Jepson Magnet School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Benjamin Jepson Magnet 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 decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Jepson Magnet School is 0.66, 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)
19%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
Hispanic
46%
23%
Black
25%
13%
White
27%
56%
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsBenjamin Jepson Magnet School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
33%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Benjamin Jepson Magnet School is New Haven 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.
    • New Haven School District's student population of 21,669 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $22,337 is higher than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $21,307 is higher than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
    School District NameNew Haven School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    52
    4
    Number of Students Managed21,6691,534
    New Haven School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    19%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    34%
    58%
    District Total Revenue$472 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$451 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$22,337$20,313
    District Spending / Student$21,307$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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