School Details

Nathan Hale School

480 Townsend Ave, New Haven, CT 06512
(203) 946-8669
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 555 students 17 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

65%
42%
67%
59%
33%
59%
72%
39%
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 Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
38%
68%
66%
32%
64%
50%
36%
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 Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
46%
72%
56%
39%
68%
53%
34%
64%
55%
47%
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 Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
45%
70%
69%
54%
74%
70%
42%
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 Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
43%
68%
70%
59%
80%
47%
40%
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 Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
43%
67%
71%
58%
77%
67%
36%
62%
67%
41%
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 Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nathan Hale School is a public middle school in New Haven. 555 students attend Nathan Hale School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 65% of the 555 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Nathan Hale School is 17:1. Pathways is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 12%
Hispanic 31% 37%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 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 65% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My childs last school was rated 9 out of 10 Nathan Hale is 5 out of 10 this year has almost been all review of material she learned last year. The enrollment process is ridiculous. Even though you live right next to the school doesn t mean your child can go there. If your child does not get into the early pre k school then their chances of getting into the local Kindergarten are slight. The response given if your kid does not get in is don t worry it always works out. How does it work out? Your kid goes to one of the 2 out of 10 rated New Haven school or you shell out a lot of money to send them to private school. There are many programs that are only available to a few children but don t worry we will but you on a waiting list. New Haven is the worst school district we have ever seen.

  • (6 years ago)

    My husband and i attended nathan hale. Our children are currently attending nathan hale. I hope that the future allows my grand children to attend nathan hale. Is there better out there maybe however i see no need to search when your completely satisfied. One negative thing though i can't spell at home anymore they taught my baby how to read.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is going into 2nd grade at Nathan Hale and I could not be more pleased with the school. Every teacher and teachers aide that he has had have been absolultely wonderful! Last year they did receive a new principal and I wasn't thrilled (because the last one was excellent) but the new principal is keeping up with the high standards of the school. You just can't ask for anything better.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of two 3rd graders and not only do we love the school but my children have shown significant progress since I first transferred them at the beginning of 2nd grade. My children have gone from okay to honors.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have 2 children at Nathan Hale 1st & 8th grade.I am a PTO board member and we love our school. Excellent teachers para's advisors admin. Staff etc.. The school has blossomed over the last few years. We have seen two administrations going into a third and each change has brought more positive programs and ideas. The strength of Nathan Hale and it's community keeps growing. Academically I have seen many positive changes and advances. Faulty programs have always been addressed and replaced. I would love to see more extracurriculars there are not nearly enough. An afterschool day care program is a huge need for working parents which there are many of. Last year we more than doubled parent involvement and hope to double that again this year.I love Nathan Hale and hope to see it continue on such a positive road.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school very involved within the community and with getting community leaders to donate their time. Also very welcoming of parents and suggestiions.A nurturing environment. I never worry about unsafe influences on my 1st grader.I just wish they had more recreation or recess more often.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools in New Haven. Wonderful and caring teachers a principal who is always there for students and parents. We are sad this is our last year at Nathan Hale. All schools should be modeled after this school. There are fantastic extracurricular programs and many programs in place that are outstanding.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm not a parent but a alum. i went to nathan hale for 9 years and i loved the school. from 6th to 8th grade i received impressive grades and honors. the teachers there were amaazin it it really seemed like they care about the students as more than just another group of students. the school helped me get into a good college prep high school which helps me for college. i ow alot to nathan hale and some of my best years were while i was at the school and some of my closest friends back then ill never forget. nathan hale was like a second home and high school which im at doesnt compare to my experiences at nathan hale.

  • (10 years ago)

    We love Nathan Hale Schl. The teachers and administration are wonderful! They have been very supportive of my children and have recognized and rewarded their stengths and realize their challenges. Our teachers have given me wonderful feedback on my childrens progress. They have recognizedvmy children has CHILDREN not just their students. Nathan Hale has offered my children wonderful programs TAG DRAMA and a variety of after school programs.

  • (10 years ago)

    Newly remodeled school with all the latest technology available handicap accessible. The staff is friendly teachers office custodians.

  • (11 years ago)

    i've had things happen on the bus MANY times to one on my kids this was never addressed by principal even though i went directly to her! last year the bus system was just a real mess kids on wrong buses missed stops etc... They do not address problems with their drivers and the school doesn't either!

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