Dr. Ellis's Overview


Dr. Ellis shaking hands with student
Dear Carmen Arace Middle School Families:

As the proud principal of CAMS, I want to extend a warm welcome to you as we begin a new school year. We are a school community committed to providing a rigorous curriculum in nurturing a shared responsibility to deliver a 21st-century education.

Our goal is to provide a safe and affirming environment that closes the academic gap and prepares every student for college and meaningful careers.

I would like to share some exciting news about our school and key indicators that we are moving in the right direction:

o Highest PSAT gains in the district last year (+16 in Reading and +22 in Math between Fall and Spring)

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 Double-digit gains in Reading on the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)

o 95% attendance rate in 2018-2019

o Enrollment is up 17% and growing
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 Advanced course offerings

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 Partnerships - UConn Pre-engineering program supports math and science instruction

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 Concert Band and Chorus received a Gold rating at the 2019 Fantastic Festivals

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 The Percussion Ensemble received a Platinum rating and First Place at the 2019 Fantastic Festivals
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 Mr. Marcus Jennings, 8th grade Social Studies teacher, was selected as Bloomfield’s Teacher of the Year

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 More and more former students of Bloomfield Public Schools are returning to the district to help support our current students

I am honored to team with you in this great challenge of educating our young scholars!


Sincerely,

Trevor L. Ellis

Trevor L. Ellis, Ed.D.

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