Weston Schools Excelling, State Report Says

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Weston High School was named one of the states "School of Distinction" in this year's state wide report. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File Photo

WESTON, Conn. - The Weston Public School system is continuing to do well, according to the recent release of "report cards" from the state, with three of the school surpassing the state's goals.

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) released its annual Performance Reports for all public schools in the state Thursday. The reports take into account scores on standardized tests and high school graduation rates to grade each school’s performance.

“These reports demonstrate that there are bright spots and best practices as well as areas in need of review and improvement in districts and schools across the state,” Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said in a press release.

The reports give each school a Student Performance Index (SPI), which ranges from 1 to 100. The reports also track student groups based on race, economic standing and special needs, and identify potential achievement gaps for schools and districts to correct.

Each school and district is then given one of six classifications:  Excelling, Progressing, Transitioning, Review, Focus, or Turnaround.

The state’s goal is for all schools to have an SPI of 88 or higher, but the annual reports assign each district a goal score that would mark an improvement over the previous year. The state’s report says that more than half the schools in the state reached their target scores for the 2012-2013 school year.

Of Weston's four schools, two were in the Excelling category, Weston High School and Hurlbutt Elementary School.

The other two, Weston Intermediate and Middle Schools, were categorized as Progressing. 

Weston High School was also one of the states "School of Distinction."

To find the reports for each school, visit the state website here.

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