John Barry School

  • John Barry School serves 485 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (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 44% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • John Barry 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

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School Overview

  • John Barry School's student population of 485 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students485 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John Barry School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John Barry School is 0.48, 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)#724 out of 956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
70%
25%
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Black
10%
13%
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White
15%
54%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.480.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeriden School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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  • Meriden Israel Putnam School
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    1.2 miles
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    Meriden, CT 06450
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  • Meriden Roger Sherman School
    Grades: PK-5 | 509 students
    1.2 miles
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    Meriden, CT 06450
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  • Meriden Lincoln Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 690 students
    1.3 miles
    164 Centennial Ave.
    Meriden, CT 06450
    (203)238-2381
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