Six public institutes in Greenwich identified as Schools of Distinction
March 8, 2013 by Sarah
The Greenwich Board of Education recently announced that the Connecticut State Department of Education has identified six public schools in Greenwich as Schools of Distinction. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used by the board to make parents, teachers, students, and residents of the community aware of this outstanding achievement.
Schools of Distinction are identified on an annual basis and three categories are used to classify them, using data from the CMT/CAPT for 2011 and 2012. The categories are highest subgroup performance, highest progress, and highest overall performance.
According to Dr. William S. McKersie, superintendent of schools, this news demonstrates that six of the town’s schools have been recognized for their academic growth and achievement and as leaders in education for the state. Much of this success can be attributed to the new Connecticut School Accountability system, which has been able to highlight the areas of progress made in the district schools.
The two schools identified as Schools of Distinction in the subgroup category of highest performing were Eastern Middle School and Greenwich High School. These schools had the highest School Performance Index (SPI) scores for English Language Learners.
Schools of Distinction in the category of highest overall performance were the North Street School, Eastern Middle School, the International School at Dundee, and Old Greenwich. In order to qualify for this category, an SPI of over 88 was needed, as well as a performance in the top 10% of the schools in Connecticut.