809 Highland Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
B. W. Tinker School serves 524 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
B. W. Tinker School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

B. W. Tinker School's student population of 524 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
524 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

B. W. Tinker School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of B. W. Tinker School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#811 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
12%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
19%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
58%
28%
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Black
15%
13%
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White
21%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in B. W. Tinker School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).

How many students attend B. W. Tinker School?

524 students attend B. W. Tinker School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

58% of B. W. Tinker School students are Hispanic, 21% of students are White, 15% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of B. W. Tinker School?

B. W. Tinker School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does B. W. Tinker School offer ?

B. W. Tinker School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is B. W. Tinker School part of?

B. W. Tinker School is part of Waterbury School District.

School Reviews

5   1/5/2021
This school has very easy to understand learning tactics for every grade. In my opinion, the teachers did outstanding jobs to make sure every child was able to learn no matter what. As a former student, I recommend this school to anyone who would like their child to be treated equally in all forms.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Gabby

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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