School Details

New Beginnings Family Academy

510 Barnum Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 336-9852
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 400 students 14 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

34%
34%
67%
23%
23%
59%
41%
41%
63%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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
  • New Beginnings District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
47%
68%
24%
24%
64%
46%
46%
65%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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
  • New Beginnings District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
51%
72%
42%
42%
68%
36%
36%
64%
60%
60%
68%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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
  • New Beginnings District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
70%
50%
50%
74%
60%
60%
67%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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
  • New Beginnings District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
46%
68%
72%
72%
80%
80%
80%
66%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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
  • New Beginnings District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
47%
67%
82%
82%
77%
50%
50%
62%
57%
57%
68%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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
  • New Beginnings District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Beginnings Family Academy is a charter middle school in Bridgeport. The principal of New Beginnings Family Academy is Paul A. Whyte, who can be contacted at pwhyte@nbfacademy.org. 400 children attend New Beginnings Family Academy and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 82% of the 400 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Beginnings Family Academy is 14:1. Park City Prep Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 70% 85%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 24% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    If you're white don't bother trying to work here. You're going to be treated poorly undermined in front of students and nobody will care. Apparently it's impossible for white people specifically white women to be discriminated against. None of the people appointed to deal with these claims takes them serious if you're white.

  • (5 years ago)

    My five year old son is currently attending NBFA. This school went beyond my expectations. His teacher is excellent. The staff are great but my concern is the control the school does not have when the children are not in class. The curriculum is excellent but my son can't go on the bus because the kids are out of control. The bus schedules are terrible. There are not enough buses to accomodate the children. My son would have to take the bus at 6 45 in order to be picked up. I think where the lack in organization they make up in curriculum.

  • (5 years ago)

    My Grand-daughter goes to this school and i can tell you that its one of the best school in Bridgeport. She started reading from kindergarten and she is doing excellent. The Principal and Teachers are great. The discipline is excellent and i have never got any complains about her classmates being a problem to her that means the children are well behaved in class and thats why learning is excellent. She use to go to other schools in bridgeport and the Teacher would complain about her not being attentive. At New beginning there is a difference and i would recommend any parent to this school. Its a home away from home.

  • (6 years ago)

    NBFA is a true learning environment that helps urban learners reach their full potential

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