Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy

Public, Magnet K-8

 141 Tuckie Road
       North Windham, CT  06256


 (860) 465-2610

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District: Windham School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
237th of 522 Connecticut Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.0
Number of students:  567

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.3%
Hispanic:
44.4%
Two or more races:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.1%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 16, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy ranked better than 54.6% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranked first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Windham School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.04. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy ranked better than 62.9% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.36. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy has the largest elementary school student body size in the Windham School District. Racial makeup is: White (48.3%), Hispanic (44.4%), two or more races (3.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 56.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Windham School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy is 11. 3 elementary schools in the Windham School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy employs 51.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy 237th of 522 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy 96th of 259 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy in the ranking list.)

Windham School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Windham School District 134th of 153 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 53.48 277th 551 49.7%
2016 51.08 255th 518 50.8%
2017 49.23 265th 519 48.9%
2018 50.53 271st 532 49.1%
2019 58.04 237th 522 54.6%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 56.17 128th 280 54.3%
2016 49.58 124th 246 49.6%
2017 60.25 101st 250 59.6%
2018 63.83 104th 249 58.2%
2019 66.36 96th 259 62.9%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, June 24, 2019

Open Quote Why can't they retain teachers? My student attended from 5th grade through 8th grade, during that time multiple teachers left with long-term subs filling in. The school is supposed to focus on STEM yet my daughter went without a science teacher for the larger part of an entire school year! Communication is poor at best and students are not being properly prepared for the rigors of high school. Well, high school outside the district. My A student at Barrows struggled with both Science and English for the first half of her freshmen year of high school. Don't be fooled - this school is no better than the rest of this failing district. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 16, 2017

Open Quote DONT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE. Lots of discipline problems, that they do nothing about. All good teachers have left. My "A" presidential academic student at CHBSA moved back, after 8th grade, to our district high school. Even after taking advance classes at CHBSA, She was so far behind our district and is struggling a lot. Thanks god our district school is great about getting her back on track. All the cheating and fluffing of grades they do to make the school look better is not doing the kids any favor. All the magnet schools are a big joke and a waste of state money. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 14, 2016

Open Quote As a parent of former students I can say very clearly this school is not capable of educating our children. The teachers and staff allow bullying and are themselves bullies. The curriculum is at best substandard. My children went on to another town and while they were in the accelerated classes in Barrows they are behind in other towns. They had missed so much in science and math they had a difficult time catching up to their peers. Science and math, 2 of the 4 main points in STEM, sad that they can't teach that to the standard of other local public schools.The atmosphere in this school is one of chaos and stress. Teachers are overly stressed, and they pass that stress on to the students. On numerous occasions my children would come home and talk about how stressed their teachers were and how the entire class was miserable because the teacher was stressing about one thing or another. Teacher turn over was extremely high while we were there and often left students with long term substitutes for large parts of the school year. Many wonderful teachers have come and gone over the years, but all the best have left for positions elsewhere, with the rare exception of 1 or 2 who stay and hold on to hope for a better tomorrow.
Barrows started out to be the shining star of Windham schools, but in the end it is turning out to just be another Windham school, and by that I mean a very low level of education provided. Children deserve a better education and not to be bullied by the very people set there to protect them. The difference in my children's attitude about school since leaving that toxic environment is night and day. Others have noticed it as well, the smile on their faces as they leave school at the end of the day now vs the beat down misery that they displayed at Barrows tells the entire story of Barrows. My experience and that of my children overwhelmingly disappointing and stressful. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 166 7 4 112 1 0 10 0 300
2015 221 7 7 174 1 0 18 0 428
2016 286 14 8 220 1 0 22 0 551
2017 274 13 8 243 n/a n/a 22 0 560
2018 274 13 5 252 n/a 1 22 0 567

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 300 27.1 11.0 48.3
2015 428 32.0 13.3 52.3
2016 551 49.0 11.2 40.7
2017 560 46.5 12.0 55.0
2018 567 51.5 11.0 56.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 300 27.1 11.0 48.3
2015 428 32.0 13.3 52.3
2016 551 49.0 11.2 40.7
2017 560 46.5 12.0 55.0
2018 567 51.5 11.0 56.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

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