GREENWICH, Conn. ‒ Parents and educators concerned about how Greenwich schools are doing can get an idea from recently released state performance reports.
Five Greenwich schools ‒ Riverside, Eastern Middle School, Old Greenwich School, International School at Dundee and North Street School ‒ were among the highest-scoring in the state.
Each school was given a School Performance Index that combines student performance in all tested grades and subjects. Indexes at 100 mean that on average all students are at goal or higher, 88 to 100 is at target, 67 to 88 is at proficient, 33 to 67 is at basic and lower than 33 is below basic.
Under the new guidelines, schools that score an 88 or above simply have to maintain that level. Under the old No Child Left Behind rules, schools continually had to improve or risk being labeled a "failing" school.
Riverside School, Old Greenwich School, Eastern Middle School, International School, North Street School, North Mianus School, Central Middle School and Parkway School are all "on target," and simply have to maintain a score of 88 or higher.
Old Greenwich was recognized as one of the schools in the state with the highest progress among schools with scores already higher than 88.
Glenville School and Julian Curtiss School had the best improvement from the last school year, raising their performance grades by 4.9 and 3.6 points, respectively.
Western Middle School and Hamilton Avenue School have the most work to do, needing to raise their respective averages by at least one point to reach their target goal. It reportedly takes an improvement by roughly 10 percent of the student body to raise a school's average one point.
Greenwich High School and Eastern Middle School were recognized as schools with the highest performing sub-group, with English Language Learners earning high marks on state tests.
- Riverside School: 94.3
- Old Greenwich School: 93.4
- Eastern Middle School: 93.4
- International School: 93
- North Street School: 92.8
- North Mianus School: 90.8
- Central Middle School: 89.7
- Parkway School: 88.9
- Glenville School: 87.8
- Julian Curtiss School: 87.1
- Cos Cob School: 86
- Greenwich High School: 85.9
- Western Middle School: 81.3
- New Lebanon School: 78.5
- Hamilton Avenue School: 75.4