Helen Street School

  • Helen Street School serves 347 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Helen Street School's student population of 347 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students347 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helen Street School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Helen Street School is 0.67, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#782 out of 968 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
38%
24%
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Black
42%
13%
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White
12%
55%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Helen Street School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.670.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Helen Street School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHAMDEN SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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