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3 Newtown Schools Make it to ConnCAN Top 10 Lists

An advocacy group fo Connecticut public schools has placed Newtown on several Top 10 lists for low-income and hispanic student performances.

, and schools made it to the Top 10 lists issued by the education advocacy group, ConnCAN, for high marks in the area of low-income student performance, and in one case, Hispanic student performance.

ConnCAN issues these Top 10 lists annually to recognize schools in different categories, such as performance gains and student performance among low-income and Hispanic students.

In the area of low-income student performance, Newtown Middle School came in at No. 4 while Reed Intermediate School placed No. 5. The middle school additionally was recognized as having the second highest Hispanic student performance in the state after a magnet school in Bridgeport. Meanwhile, Newtown High School placed No. 5 in the state in connection with the percentage of low-income 10th graders performing at or above goal.

ConnCAN uses scores from the Connecticut Mastery and Connecticut Academic Performance tests averaged across all subject areas in the highest grade level available at the school, with the exception of the high school rankings, which was based on 10th grade scores.

In the area of overall student performance, Head O'Meadow placed highest among Newtown elementary schools, though No. 36 in the state. Sandy Hook School was next at No. 50 in the state, Hawley was No. 65 and Middle Gate at No. 74 out of 385 schools analyzed by ConnCAN.

The highest performing elementary schools in the state, according to ConnCAN, was West School in New Canaan, Goshen Center School in Region 6, and Veterans Park Elementary in Ridgefield and North Mianus schools in Greenwich tied for third.

In the middle school category, out of 242 middle schools, Reed Intermediate School came in fifth in the state while Newtown Middle School was No. 21. When comparing intermediate with middle schools, ConnCANN bases its rankings on the highest grade level available.

Newtown High School was No. 32 among 170 or so schools in the state.

Overall as a school district, Newtown came in No. 21 among the 133 ranked.

Sam Mihailoff December 12, 2011 at 02:51 PM
I suppose data and polls on anything could be done....Janet Robinson is the best superintendent Newtown ever had as polled form 2009-2010 based on data compiled La-Dee-freakin- Dah
Swami December 12, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Hoa, did Ann Baldwin provide the information for this article? If not, what's she being paid for?
Sam Mihailoff December 12, 2011 at 03:52 PM
sips tea with Mrs. Robinson is my guess. They each tell each other how wonderful each are Who knows Sully, but if the Bee is on her case; her ship is sinking fast. I don't think she'll be here on January first. If this proves to be true, I hope they both stroll out of town arm in arm...BUH BYE
yoda December 13, 2011 at 12:59 AM
low income???
J. Griffin December 13, 2011 at 02:46 AM
Maybe it's got something to do with the good quality of teaching going on in the classrooms and nothing to do with the superintendent. Yes, Virginia, there are low income people in Newtown,
yoda December 13, 2011 at 02:47 AM
Connecticut High School Rankings, Newtown High School came in 27th.
Sam Mihailoff December 13, 2011 at 06:53 AM
"J Griffen"...I'm in agreement with you By and large, the school goals and objectives are being met...The "LOFTY GOALS" of the superintendant are either floating up in the ozone layer or have yet to see the light of day. I'm sure this will be rectified very soon with the aid of Baldwin Media . After all, look at all that Ann Baldwin has accomplished already in 5 months...BTW, Ann, what is it that you have accomplished for the $10,000+ and climbing thus far???

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