School Details

John Barry School

124 Columbia St, Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 237-8831
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 510 students 14 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

52%
76%
83%
46%
58%
72%
51%
70%
80%

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 2013
  • Meriden School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
76%
84%
41%
62%
78%
58%
75%
84%

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 2013
  • Meriden School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
75%
84%
62%
68%
79%
56%
68%
82%
76%
83%
88%

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 2013
  • Meriden School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John Barry School is a public elementary school in Meriden. 510 students attend John Barry School and identify as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 81% of the 510 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John Barry School is 14:1. St. Joseph School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 47%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 12%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    John Barry Elementary school is a beautiful school with a caring staff. My children love their teachers and their principal. The guidance counselor is wonderful as is the new secretary that was recently hired. I look forward to more events from the school. Since the new principal came on board there has been more PTO related events. My children really enjoyed a multicultural day that was a huge hit! Looking forward to this coming school year.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has to be the worst school I've ever seen. My children previously attended a school in another town and will be at John Barry until the end of the year. Most children in this school are misbehaved (probably due to parents not disciplining them). The teachers have to be a little harder because the way most children act. The principle is new and I've heard some off things about her. Personally from my own experience (not going in to detail) she is not a good fit and should not be the leader of a school with so many issues. If your child has other options to attend a different school I would go with the alternative.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. There isn't another place in Meriden like it. The teachers are absolutely the best. They care for every student. My child comes home happy every day! Thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. the reading program it has and the staff are terrific. my daughter could read in kindergarden. very impressive

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this is a good school because they give thte students all the help they need and the teachers and other staff are really kind to the students. This is what I think about John Barry School.

  • (9 years ago)

    I find that John Barry is a very wonderful school. The teachers are excellent and also Ms. Dahn is such a great principal. My daughters love it there. The activities there are very good. There are alot of involved parents there because John Barry is such a wonderful school. There is a high level of parent involvement there.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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