School Details

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School

150 Kimberly Ave, New Haven, CT 06519
(860) 437-6450
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 489 students 11 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

63%
65%
84%
52%
57%
79%
62%
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82%
85%
77%
88%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
72%
86%
76%
69%
85%
81%
70%
84%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
71%
85%
85%
73%
87%
75%
64%
83%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
72%
86%
88%
73%
86%
70%
53%
77%
88%
70%
86%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School is a public middle school in New Haven. 489 students go to Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 64% of the 489 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School is 11:1. Hill Central Music Academy 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 43% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 15%
Hispanic 25% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I was fortunate that my daughter was accepted from the suburban lottery to attend this school. Yes you read right. I chose to send her to a city school - and I am so glad I did! At BRAMS she changed from a shy struggling student to a confident honors student with a passion for education. With very little exception the experience was beyond positive. The teachers - from dance to English to science - are passionate about their subjects and it shows. They each seem to have the gift of finding that "spark" in your child and developing it to help your child shine. My only "negative" about this school is that it ends in 8th grade. The 4 years my daughter spent here before graduating in 2014 were an incredible experience we were sad to see end.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is one of the most best schools in new Haven (my opinion) I love the arts I get good grade high honors and I love the dance the block classes are ok but I would rather have classes to where that I could switch from class to class. I LOVE my pricipal he is very good at his job and if he needs us to improve he makes sure it happens if we need to behave better and have a positive attitude then he will check us and he might not trust me but I still go to his school and I now obey his rules so that I can make my academic success. I have noticeed many things here than at my old school. At my old school we had to stay in one class and one teacher for the whole year I got good grades but not as good as the one shaper eat Betsy Ross I like how at Murphy school I have more focus and freedom than at my old school which is Celentano when I was stuck in a class filled with all girls.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a really great school! So glad my kids go here. I like the principal.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sean True is the definition of what a great guiding Principal should be. He understands his students and helps them challenge themselves to achieve. The Staff is knowledgeable responsive and helpful. The teachers dealing with my child have been well prepared personable committed and talented in their field. My child came here from a well-considered private school and stated "I learn more here in a day than I did there in a week."

  • (2 years 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.

  • (3 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!

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 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.

  • (5 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.

  • (6 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

  • (6 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.

  • (6 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.

  • (6 years ago)

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

  • (8 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.

  • (8 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

  • (9 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!

  • (9 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!

  • (9 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.

  • (9 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!

  • (9 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.

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