September 25, 2008

Bristol Central ranks #2 in achievement gains

Across Connecticut, Bristol Central High School posted the second highest increase during the past year in the average percentage of students within goal range across all subjects on state tests, according to ConnCan.
That makes it the second most improved high school in the state, behind only Cromwell High School. See the rankings here.
In general, though, the group didn't rate Bristol too well, as you can see here.
For elementary schools, it gave Bristol a C- in performance gains, a C in having students within test goal range, a D+ on having its minority students meet goal and a C+ on the gap between the achievement of students as a whole and those in subgroups such as African Americans and Hispanics.

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Anonymous said...

Thank God for Phillip Streifer.

Anonymous said...

A D+ for minority students. Take a look where many minorities atttend school, O'Connell, Bingham and to a lesser degree, Memorial Boulevard.

Now what school site did the Planning Commission just vote no on which would have helped this group?

It's two schools or none. This is the new math - 1+1=2, 1+0=None.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Streiffer knows what he is doing.

Too bad some of the boobs won't listen to him.

Anonymous said...

How is a new building with triple the number of students per building located on the outskirts of the city going to "help" improve the test scores of minority students?

Anonymous said...

RE: 3:42 Blog

Take a walk through O'Connell's classrooms, then walk down the stairs to the library that is in the basement of the building which is the first room flooded when it rains heavily, then walk through the classrooms - let me know how many computers you see in the rooms, and then check out the wiring, plumbing and other mechanicals which preclude an increase in needed technology.

After that session, get in your car and drive over to Bingham. You will see the same inefficiencies. If you have time left, go up to Chippens Hill - see what they have. Let me know which “building” you would like your child to attend school. The Bingham and O'Connell neighborhoods have been ignored for too long, and it shows.

Spend the money on schools or spend it on prisons. Both of them are “buildings.” You make the call.

Anonymous said...

I agree, but spend the money on a school not located on Scalia. There are other better locations that can be used.

Anonymous said...

There is no correlation between a building and achievement.

There is a strong correlation between poverty, family status, ethnicity and achievement.

There is a higher concentration of students in living in poverty, being raised in families with no fathers, as well as minorities living in the areas served by the West End schools.

If the argument is unequal opportunity then the city should redistrict all the schools since building a new school will not change the demographic factors as the students from the schools being replaced would still be together in the new school on the Scalia site.

Anonymous said...

I was talking about equal educational opportunites for those that cannot negotiate the multi level buildings.

But, a larger school does enable us to meet state requirements without constantly redistricting.