State Releases Fairfield Schools' Performance Scores

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Most of Fairfield's schools scored high on the state's School Performance Index. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Parents and teachers can now see how Fairfield’s schools are doing according to the state Department of Education. The state has released performance scores for all of Connecticut’s schools.

Each school was given a School Performance Index that combines student performance in all tested grades and subjects. Indexes at 100 mean 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 means below basic.

The state’s report also includes a goal for improvement for each school to attain next year, based on their history over the last three years. Most Fairfield schools are in the “maintain” category overall, meaning that the state’s rankings suggest that they simply keep up their current levels and work on specific subgroups. Only three Fairfield schools have specific goals for 2012-2013: McKinley, Jennings and Fairfield Warde.

Roger Sherman School was named one of the state’s “Schools of Distinction” for highest overall performance. Only 46 schools in the state received the honor, which was given to schools in the top 10 percent of the state with an SPI of 88 or higher and without a significant achievement gap between demographic groups.

The state also singled out schools in three other groups. “Review Schools” are among the lowest-performing, with low graduation rates and SPIs. “Focus Schools” need to bring up scores in certain demographic subgroups. “Turnaround Schools” are those that were chosen by the state as needing intervention to bring scores up. No Fairfield schools made either the “Review,” “Focus” or “Turnaround” list.

Here is how Fairfield’s schools performed in the 2011-2012 school year, according to the state’s system:

Burr School: 89.9
Dwight School: 95.2
Fairfield Ludlowe High School: 87.4
Fairfield Warde High School: 87.3
Fairfield Woods Middle School: 92.3
Holland Hill School: 90.6
Jennings School: 87.0
McKinley School: 75.6
Mill Hill School: 90.1
North Stratfield School: 89.6
Osborn Hill School: 91.6
Riverfield School: 89.6
Roger Ludlowe Middle School: 90.9
Sherman School: 93.9
Stratfield School: 91.3
Tomlinson Middle School: 93.2

See a more complete breakdown by school at the state Department of Education website. 

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