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Barnum School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (203) 275-2300

495 Waterview Avenue

Bridgeport, Connecticut


About Barnum School
Prekindergarten - 8th Grade

Barnum School is one of 38 schools found in the Bridgeport School District of Connecticut.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 8th Grade and has an enrolment of 618 students - compared to other schools in Connecticut, this is a relatively large school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Barnum School is $61,447, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of $71,992.

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Barnum School

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Barnum School 618$15,15213$61,4470.49
Dunbar School (0.63 miles) 416$11,90817$50,4410.53
Harding High School (0.63 miles) 1060$14,30115$70,4020.58
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Charter School (0.64 miles) 1016$12,778$54,0690.53
Hall School (0.91 miles) 240$18,05711$76,8980.59
Capital Preparatory Harbor School Inc. (0.99 miles) 249$11,32223$55,2520.39

Barnum School

Number of pupils618
Funding per pupil$15,152
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$61,447
Diversity index0.49

Dunbar School (0.63 miles)

Number of pupils416
Funding per pupil$11,908
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$50,441
Diversity index0.53

Harding High School (0.63 miles)

Number of pupils1060
Funding per pupil$14,301
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$70,402
Diversity index0.58

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Charter School (0.64 miles)

Number of pupils1016
Funding per pupil$12,778
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$54,069
Diversity index0.53

Hall School (0.91 miles)

Number of pupils240
Funding per pupil$18,057
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary$76,898
Diversity index0.59

Capital Preparatory Harbor School Inc. (0.99 miles)

Number of pupils249
Funding per pupil$11,322
Pupils per teacher23
Average teacher salary$55,252
Diversity index0.39
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Rankings within Connecticut
There are 1,375 schools in Connecticut. Rankings don't always go up to 1,375 because some schools have missing data.
246thlargest school
256thhighest number of FTE teachers
852ndlowest pupil-teacher ratio
916thhighest average teaching salary
1sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1006thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
653rdhighest diversity index
617thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten: 2.5 hours

1st Grade - 8th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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