Congratulatory Tour

The Waterbury Public Schools made improvements in a number of areas on the State of Connecticut’s Accountability Index and the district is continuing to close the gap with the state. These advances are the result of individual school gains as well as a concentrated effort to improve curriculum and enhance rigor in the classroom.

Waterbury is closing the gap with the state. The district’s one-year accountability index change was 2.5 while the state’s accountability index change was 1.7.  In addition, the district showed a higher growth in the accountability index change than did several other districts with comparable demographics.

As a result of this work, School Superintendent Dr. Verna D. Ruffin is pleased to note that seventeen district schools showed a one-year accountability index change of 1.1 or better, eight district schools have been removed from the list of FOCUS schools, one school, Crosby High School, has been upgraded from Turnaround status to FOCUS status, and one school, Waterbury Career Academy, has been listed as a School of Distinction.

Our schools made notable improvements in a number of individual indicators:

·         Math performance for all students (one year change of 1.2)

·         Math performance for high needs students (one year change of 1.3)

·         ELA academic growth for all students (one year change of 3.1)

·         ELA academic growth for high needs students (one year change of 2.9)

·         Preparation for College and Career Readiness – percent taking courses (one year change of 7.0)

·         4-year graduation rate (2017 cohort) (one year change of 2.4)

·         Physical fitness participation rate (one year change of 36.0)

·         Arts access (one year change of 8.7)

 

Times

School

Reason

8:00am

Bus Departs Central Office

A.I. = Accountability Index

8:15-8:30

Waterbury Career Academy

School of Distinction

8:45-9:00

Crosby

Upgraded from Turnaround to Focus

9:15-9:30

Rotella

Growth of 10 points in A.I.

9:45-10:00

Duggan

Growth of 9.9 points in A.I.

10:15-10:30

Bunker Hill

Growth of 7.5 points in A.I.

10:45-11:00

Driggs

Growth of 6.8 points in A.I.

11:15-11:30

Kingsbury

Growth of 7.7 points in A.I.

11:45-12:00

Walsh

Upgraded from Category 5 to 3

12:15-12:30

Regan

Growth of 7.3 points in A.I.

12:45-1:00

Bucks Hill

Upgraded from Category 5 to 3

 

 

 

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