6 Danbury elementary schools have been named as Schools of Distinction by the Connecticut Department of Education. Danbury schools were also among 15 selected from the 30 alliance districts.
The new standards set by the Department of Education rely on 12 indicators that measure how well a school is preparing students, not just test scores and graduation rates. In addition to measuring academic achievement, the standards also focus on student growth over time. Key indicator assessments also include assessment participation rate; chronic absenteeism; and preparation for postsecondary and career readiness.
Ellsworth Avenue, Hayestown Avenue, Mill Ridge Primary, Morris Street, Park Avenue and South Street elementary schools were among the 116 recognized statewide.