John Barry School

124 Columbia St.
Meriden, CT 06450
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
John Barry School serves 485 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
John Barry School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 57%) 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 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

John Barry School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards 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 top 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 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 Testing Rank
#454 out of 951 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
70%
25%
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Black
11%
13%
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White
14%
54%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.480.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John Barry School is Orville H. Platt High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lincoln Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hanover School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Meriden Hanover School Math: 31% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 552 students
    0.8 miles
    208 Main St.
    Meriden, CT 06450
    (203) 235-6359
    0.8 PK-5 552
  • Meriden Benjamin Franklin School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 359 students
    0.9 miles
    426 West Main St.
    Meriden, CT 06450
    (203) 235-7997
    0.9 PK-5 359
  • Meriden Israel Putnam School Math: 49% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 525 students
    1.2 miles
    133 Parker Ave.
    Meriden, CT 06450
    (203) 237-8493
    1.2 PK-5 525
  • Meriden Roger Sherman School Math: 33% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 509 students
    1.2 miles
    64 North Pearl St.
    Meriden, CT 06450
    (203) 238-1286
    1.2 PK-5 509
  • Meriden Lincoln Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 690 students
    1.3 miles
    164 Centennial Ave.
    Meriden, CT 06450
    (203) 238-2381
    1.3 6-8 690

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