The Burnham School

  • The Burnham School serves 47 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥80% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥80% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • The Burnham School's student population of 47 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students47 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Comparison

  • The Burnham School's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of The Burnham School is 0.18, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. 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#169 out of 968 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥80%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of The Burnham School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥80%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of The Burnham School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio6:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of The Burnham School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in The Burnham School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Hispanic
n/a
24%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in The Burnham School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Black
n/a
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in The Burnham School and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
90%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in The Burnham School and the percentage of White public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in The Burnham School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in The Burnham School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.180.63
This chart display the diversity score of The Burnham School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in The Burnham School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameREGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 12 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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