Area Cooperative Educational School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 1,337 students in Area Cooperative Educational School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in Area Cooperative Educational School District have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 58% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Area Cooperative Educational School District are Thomas Edison Magnet Middle School and Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Area Cooperative Educational School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Connecticut.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Area Cooperative Educational School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Area Cooperative Educational School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
2 Schools
1,029 Schools
# Students
1,337 Students
519,141 Students
# Teachers
94 Teachers
42,482 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Area Cooperative Educational School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 198 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
Overall District Rank
#167 out of 200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Area Cooperative Educational  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Area Cooperative Educational  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
58%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Area Cooperative Educational  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.72
0.64
# American Indian Students
6 Students
1,365 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
65 Students
26,989 Students
% Asian Students
5%
5%
# Hispanic Students
505 Students
127,575 Students
% Hispanic Students
38%
25%
# Black Students
373 Students
65,681 Students
% Black Students
28%
13%
# White Students
323 Students
279,874 Students
% White Students
24%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
640 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
62 Students
16,975 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
14,219
# Students in K Grade:
61
35,897
# Students in 1st Grade:
68
36,454
# Students in 2nd Grade:
75
36,436
# Students in 3rd Grade:
75
37,589
# Students in 4th Grade:
77
38,439
# Students in 5th Grade:
77
39,747
# Students in 6th Grade:
315
39,166
# Students in 7th Grade:
287
39,685
# Students in 8th Grade:
302
39,781
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
42,618
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
40,358
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
39,814
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
38,938
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $61,366 is higher than the state median of $23,158. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $57,473 is higher than the state median of $21,691. The school district spending/student has grown by 336% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$82 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total revenue of Area Cooperative Educational  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$77 MM
$32 MM
This chart display total spending of Area Cooperative Educational  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$61,366
$23,158
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Area Cooperative Educational  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$57,473
$21,691
This chart display average spending per public school student in Area Cooperative Educational  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Area Cooperative Educational School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Thomas Edison Magnet Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 41% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1355 North Broad St.
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 639-8403
Grades: 6-8
| 712 students
Rank: #22.
Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 27% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
670 Wintergreen Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514
(203) 281-9668
Grades: K-8
| 625 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,337 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72

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