Schools Near Sono Awarded by CT Department of Education as Schools of Distinction

The CSDE is recognizing 160 schools across the state as Schools of Distinction for high overall performance, high academic growth, and/or improvement in overall performance. It is commendable that 43 of the 160 Schools of Distinction are located in Alliance Districts.

“The 2017-18 accountability results show progress is being made on several performance and growth indicators and it is especially encouraging to see increases in performance and growth for our most vulnerable student groups,” said Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell. “This is a sign we are moving in the right direction and delivering on our promise of equity and excellence for all Connecticut students.

The Schools in the Sono area recognized as Schools of Distinction are as follows:

SchoolIndex-ScoreELAMathPhys FitnessDistinction
Bryant School69.64%73.47%64.33%50.00%High Growth (High Needs Students) - ELA
Royle Elementary School91.26%100.00%100.00%100.00%High Performance
North Mianus School90.20%100.00%100.00%49.67%High Performance and High Growth (All Students) - ELA & Math and High Growth (High Needs Students) - ELA & Math
Green's Farms School89.56%100.00%100.00%51.76%High Performance and High Growth (All Students) - ELA & Math
North Street School89.51%100.00%100.00%100.00%High Performance
Riverside School89.24%100.00%100.00%100.00%High Performance
Sherman School88.74%100.00%100.00%94.38%High Performance and High Growth (All Students) - ELA & Math and High Growth (High Needs Students) - ELA & Math
Ox Ridge Elementary School88.58%100.00%100.00%100.00%High Performance and High Growth (All Students) - Math and High Growth (High Needs Students) - Math
Tracey School87.70%92.07%83.41%100.00%High Performance and High Growth (All Students) - ELA & Math and High Growth (High Needs Students) - ELA & Math
Old Greenwich School87.68%100.00%100.00%100.00%High Performance
Jennings School87.47%100.00%99.71%95.91%High Performance
King's Highway Elementary School87.46%100.00%100.00%68.33%High Performance and High Growth (All Students) - ELA
International School At Dundee87.10%100.00%100.00%100.00%High Performance and High Growth (High Needs Students) - Math
Farmingville Elementary School86.06%100.00%100.00%80.00%High Performance
Long Lots School85.96%100.00%100.00%55.35%Di

Academic growth is a cornerstone of the Next Generation Accountability System. Unlike achievement which is a status measure, academic growth values the improvement in academic achievement of matched students in Grades 4 through 8. It is the best available broad measure of curriculum and instructional effectiveness. Connecticut’s academic growth results in 2017-18 were higher than in 2016-17. There is still room for improvement statewide toward the ultimate target of 100%. The CSDE is also pleased to release a document entitled Voices from the Field: Factors Influencing Academic Growth which is a compilation of the local policies, educator practices, strategies, and/or systems implemented by high growth schools that others may replicate.


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