School Details

Bloomfield High School

5 Huckleberry Ln, Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 286-2630
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 593 students 11 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

21%
21%
49%
27%
26%
48%
24%
24%
47%
43%
43%
63%

Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bloomfield School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bloomfield High School is a public high school in Bloomfield. 593 children attend Bloomfield High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 49% of the 593 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bloomfield High School is 11:1. Culinary Arts Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 90% 87%
Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is a freshman at BHS. This is her first year at a large public institution so you can imagine the anxiety and concern both she and her parents had when enrolling her into BHS. However the teachers and school guidance counselor have been very helpful in making her transition uneventful. The caliber of the student body is not where we would expect it to be but I believe the new Principal Mr. Galloway is the right person to bring about the necessary changes to make BHS a first rate post secondary school. BHS's renovated facility and new Board of Ed team will help to improve the quality of the school district.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has decitated teachers and administratiors that want to see the children suceed Bloomfield High has some of the best teachers and administors that want the children to succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bloomfield high school is wonderful. Due to caring and active parents who take great pride in their schools the state scores are superior and the sat's are rising every year. Bhs is clearly one of the top schools in the state.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attends BHS and is doing very well. The staff and Principal are approachable and eager to assist in anyway. However PTO participation by parents is very low and the same few parents come month after month.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at BHS and I believe that the administrators faculty and students are trying to make an improvement. They are becoming more strict and focusing more on academics. providing students with free tutors SAT study sessions and etc. Although they lack when it comes to extracurricular activities(besides sports) this school strives to give student a chance to excell. There just needs to be more organization and parent involvement. Statistics mean nothing CAPT scores seem low but for those who tried they did very well. The school is only as good as each invividual student and BHS is working on helping every student get a great education.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a well taught school. The academics might be a little low but the sports teams are awsome. They can't be stopped!

  • (7 years ago)

    The CAPT scores for Bloomfield High School say a great deal about the school. I had planned to send my children here but after seeing the disguting behavior of the students at a talent show I do what a number of Bloomfield parents have to do and that is spend the tax money for a failing school and send a child to a private school. The parents are not involved in this school

  • (7 years ago)

    In my point of view most of the people including faculty care mostly about sports especially football. What Bloomfield High needs to do is focus on their academics because whether or not that student gets a schlorship they aren't going to be prepared for college or the real world. I believe that everyone parents and students included need to focus more on other extracurricular activities that don't evolve around sports because that factor of BHS is SERIOUSLY lacking. I don't feel that attending BHS is pushing me or aiding me in any matter shape or form.

  • (9 years ago)

    Bloomfield High School needs help. As a graduate of the class of 2004- i stress that fact. Many have gone on to college and various other things but that is of not thanks to Bloomfield High or the town of Bloomfield. I'm not gon hate on the football team and complain that all the money goes to them even though it does.....the teachers are horrible...out of my 4 years i can count on one hand the teachers that i felt truely cared for their students and that's sad. last thing i gotta say is that I'll forever be a proud Lady Warhawk.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school needs real help! All this school cares about is football. all the school mmoney goes to football. there is plenty other activities the school/fund-raiser money can go to. The school should be known for their academic scores to. sports is not everything. your education is. As a student of this school i see alot of bad things going on and very little good things. We seriously need to improve this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    As an alumnus of Bloomfield High School I think we are above the majority of the schools in the area in terms of academics. Sports are big time at BHS however making the grade are stressed more and a student has to have the grades to play on any team. Just think about all the students who have gone on to college and excelled far beyond that. I just finished a graduate degree and I plan to go on. BHS has former students in colleges and universities around the globe in the WNBA NFL movies and on Broadway. This goes to show that an educational foundation was formed at BHS and carried on to other walks of life. It is always easier to find fault in a system rather than to find solutions. Parents need to become more involved in the education process to ensure that a positive legacy continues.

  • (10 years ago)

    Bloomfield High School has a lot of potential however there is little support from the community for academic programs. Everyone seems focused on athletics.

  • (11 years ago)

    Bloomfield High School is not qualified nor equipped to teach or prepare ourchildren for success now or years to come.

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Overall score

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