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About This School

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School is a public middle school in New Haven. 442 children attend Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 73% of the 442 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School is 11:1. Microsociety Magnet School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 12%
Hispanic 25% 37%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 73%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter came from a catholic school to BRAMS. She has been there since 7th grade. I have no complaints. My daughter loves the school. The teachers are good. I have great relationships with two of my daughter's previous teachers. There is a wonderful art show at the end of the year to showcase the visual arts students. I have not had any problems and the administration will address any concerns in an efficient manner.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter was accepted through the lottery program. I was so thrilled. I went to the Open House and we were filling out entry application before we even left the school that evening. It has exceeded my expectations! Arts Coordinator and Principal are awesome! Did I mention how much my daughter loves going to school?? She does!! What a great feeling!

  • (3 years ago)

    We love the school. It has a very challenging demanding curriculumn combined with the love of the arts.

  • (3 years ago)

    Betsy Ross is extremely well run by professional people who car about their students. It offers students a fabulous alternative to traditional schools. I also love ECA but they are not listed.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a student at Besty Ross I feel compelled to comment on the oldest review which states that Besty Ross has an awful student body. There are not fights in the hallway everyday in fact there was only one that I knew of this year! Our principal has zero tolerence for violence and bullying etc. as does our vice principal and artistical coordinator. I hate to break it to you but I think your son was lying to you. Betsy Ross is a wonderful school and if I had to attend it for the rest of my school life (not that I would have to I'm a straight A TAG honor student) I most definitely would.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Principal Mrs. Moore is the best a school could have! Ms. Nikki the dance instructor is also the best dance teacher a child could have; not to mention all of the other teachers! Each one takes an interest in each & every child! I am sooo glad that I took my daughter out of the Milford School System and put her in BRAMS when entering the 5th grade. Too bad she's high school-bound in June!! Where she will also be in the New Haven Magnet system- THE BEST!!! J.C. Milford CT

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in 7th grade at BRAMS and she loves it. She struggled in the West Haven public school and disliked school because of the daily struggle. Now she loves and it looks forward to school. Smaller classroom was what she needed. Her grades are the best they ever been. Not sure what the parent that wrote about fights and violence at this school and did not sign name was talking about. Children are kept busy and monitered closely. School has camera to monitor. Mrs Moore does not allow any bullying or violence. The Artedemics at BRAMS are the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son's 2nd year at BRAMS and I have had really no complaints. He is very happy there and he really enjoys his arts classes. What a wonderful way to keep a child interested in school and help them grow their minds through creative thinking. They call it artedemics at BRAMS. The principal has a very good handle on things there and the director of the arts programs has really looked out for our son.

  • (5 years ago)

    Not a very good school. There is Fighting and vilolence.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love BRAMS. What a perfect fit for my daughter. She has always been top of her class but easily distacted because the work gets to easy or she finishes quickly now she is occupied constantly. Her teacher & principal are terrific. Mrs. Moore the principal is a great leader with the interest of the children in mind at all times. I am so glad that I choose BRAMS as her school. We can't see her growing like this any where else.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student who attended Betsy Ross all four years it deffinitly is a school that brings kids who are usually shy and takes them out of their shell. The extracurricular activites are fanatastic and the thing about Betsy Ross is that we don't stay to our 'majors'. Sure we are very commited to our music dance and such but Betsy Ross allows us to do other classes three times a week. Betsy Ross's fundrasiers are done by parents of st

  • (7 years ago)

    As a teacher at BRAMS I have to agree with the students. Every school has its problems but by no means is Betsy Ross a violent school. Every child is treated with respect and every parent's concerns are dealt with in an extremely professional manner. Betsy Ross provides countless opportunites for artistic children to flourish. Academically BRAMS strives to always be Better than Best!

  • (8 years ago)

    Im a student at betsy ross and it is an great school! the teachers are wonderful and our principal is 1 of a kind! she is soo nice and caring. There are fights in betsy ross but only once in a while! the arnt that many fights! so who ever says betsy ross is a bad school i disagree with those parents! So all i say is brams is a great school!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a great school for children wanted for music art dance and some sports! my child just graduated from this school and is an honor student. She loved betsy ross because of the arts and what she learned from the teachers. Make sure you make the right decision and also i recommend this school to all parents!

  • (8 years ago)

    I cannot believe that you think Besty Ross is a terrible school. Shame on you. You digrace it in a horrible way Betsy Ross is a fine school it opens up a window to those children who usually have no hope and you dare call it vulgar! Fights everyday? Try only 3 times a year just because it's in the city you put it down. Betsy Ross is a miracle in the making just becuase your son has no callus doen't mean it's all bad. You've never givin it a chance.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think betsy roos is a great school. it has many races and it has many activities for students who love to preform dance sing draw and or paint. photo is an option. has a very good library for students who love to read.lunch is ok. the children in the school do have conflicts some times but it is not to the piont where students have to leave the school because they feel treatend by other students and there problems. the staff does their best to keep the school safe and looking good. i highly recomend this school for all students. even for students who do not live in new haven they still can attend.

  • (8 years ago)

    As A student of Betsy Ross I disagree about what these parnets are saying about us. There are no fights in the hallways as this parent is trying to say. But am going to be honest there are fights but it happens once in the blue moon.There are probably 2 or 3 fights once a year. And our Principal and our vice principal do what they can to stop the fights.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son went to this school for 5th grade because he loves theater arts and wanted to learn more about it and perform. This school however has the worst student body. The principal and vice principal did nothing to keep my son safe there. There were fights every day in the hallways. My son was afraid to go there. I approached the staff regarding this and the vulgar language used there and was yesed to death. I would not recommend this school to anyone! It is an awful school!

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