Black Rock School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
545 Brewster St.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Black Rock School serves 458 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Black Rock 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Black Rock School's student population of 458 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students458 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

Black Rock School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Black Rock School is 0.62, 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 Testing Rank
#775 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
52%
25%
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Black
16%
13%
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White
30%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.620.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (09-10)
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBridgeport School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Black Rock School is Bassick High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bridgeport Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy
    Grades: PK-8 | 455 students
    0.5 miles
    240 Ocean Terrace
    Bridgeport, CT 06605
    (203) 275-1285
    0.5 PK-8 455
  • Bridgeport Bryant School
    Grades: PK-6 | 348 students
    1.3 miles
    230 Poplar St.
    Bridgeport, CT 06605
    (203) 576-7303
    1.3 PK-6 348
  • Bridgeport Cesar Batalla School
    Grades: PK-8 | 1,127 student
    1.3 miles
    606 Howard Ave.
    Bridgeport, CT 06605
    (203) 579-8501
    1.3 PK-8 1,127
  • Fairfield Holland Hill School
    Grades: K-5 | 379 students
    1.4 miles
    105 Meadowcroft Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824
    (203) 255-8314
    1.4 K-5 379
  • Bridgeport Bassick High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 970 students
    1.5 miles
    1181 Fairfield Ave.
    Bridgeport, CT 06605
    (203) 576-7350
    1.5 9-12 970

School Reviews

5  
I currently moved from Fairfield to the Black Rock section after my divorce. I was quite hesitant to send my child to a Bridgeport public school because I have read such terrible things in the paper about the public schools in Bridgeport. However, due to some financial difficulties, I had no choice but to send my child to Black Rock School. I just want everyone to know how wonderful that both I and my child find this school to be. For the first time ever, my child gets up each morning and looks forward to going to school. The days of me having to argue to get him off to school are hopefully behind him. Furthermore, my child is challenged academically and I have noticed a noticeable difference in his reading and writing as well as mathematical abilities. Sadly, due to a lack of funding to the school, there aren't as many extra-curricular activities offered after school or during the school day but I am so thankful to the teachers at this school for helping my child love going to school. I am only writing this review because I want people to have more of an open mind when it comes to the Bridgeport school system. I can only speak about this one school, but I am sure that there are many, many other wonderful schools throughout the district. We as parents need to stop blaming the education system and the teachers for the shortcomings of failing districts and start holding ourselves more accountable. I can honestly say that this little school in this fantastic neighborhood that I am so proud to live in has really changed my mindset. I just want to give a huge "Thank you" to all of the dedicated teachers as well as the principal of this fine school for helping my child to reach his fullest potential.
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