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Danbury Schools Get Mixed Grades From Education Advocacy Group

Danbury High School ranked below the state average in a recent report by ConnCAN.
Danbury High School ranked below the state average in a recent report by ConnCAN. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury schools ranged from well above the state average to well below in a study by education advocacy group Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now.

ConnCAN's report cards assign letter grades to every school in the state to help families get information about school performance in a given area.

“We designed these tools to provide parents, community members and lawmakers a clear and honest look at how well our schools are doing and whether children are learning what they need to succeed,” ConnCAN CEO Jennifer Alexander said in a statement. “These report cards offer bright spots where educators are proving every day that if given the opportunity and support, every child can succeed academically.”

Grades are based on are based on the Connecticut State Department of Education’s new performance accountability system, the School Performance Index, which pulls data from two major standardized tests, The Connecticut Mastery Test, given to students in grades three through eight or the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, taken in 10th grade.

Based on the SPI for each school, ConnCAN then assigned a letter grade, with an SPI of 88 or above constituting an "A." Scores between 79-87 earned a "B;" 67-78 constituted a "C;" 51-67 earned a "D;" and 0-5 was an "F."

Here is a list of each school in the Danbury area, along with its town and report card grade from ConnCAN:

  • Hayestown Avenue School: C
  • Mill Ridge Primary School: D
  • Morris Street School:  C
  • Park Avenue School: C
  • South Street School: D
  • Great Plain School: C
  • Shelter Rock School: B
  • King Street Primary School: C
  • Ellsworth Avenue School: D
  • Pembroke School: C
  • Stadley Rough School: C
  • King Street Intermediate School: B
  • Western Connecticut Academy of International Studies: B
  • Broadview Middle School: C
  • Rogers Park Middle School: C
  • Henry Abbott Technical High School: C
  • Danbury High School: D

Click here to view more information on ConnCAN's report.

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