Waterbury School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 17,637 students in Waterbury School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in Waterbury School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 58% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Waterbury School District are Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School, Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School and Waterbury Career Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Waterbury School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Connecticut.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Waterbury 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
29 Schools
1,017 Schools
# Students
17,637 Students
516,037 Students
# Teachers
1,421 Teachers
42,219 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Waterbury School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 196 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 68% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
Overall District Rank
#188 out of 200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Waterbury   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Waterbury   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)
31%
58%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waterbury   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.
Graduation Rate
82%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Waterbury   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.64
0.64
# American Indian Students
122 Students
1,330 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
299 Students
26,878 Students
% Asian Students
2%
5%
# Hispanic Students
9,261 Students
126,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
52%
25%
# Black Students
3,977 Students
65,223 Students
% Black Students
22%
13%
# White Students
3,329 Students
278,459 Students
% White Students
19%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
634 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
645 Students
16,772 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
598
14,044
# Students in K Grade:
1,411
35,559
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,410
36,150
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,281
36,099
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,434
37,281
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,370
38,109
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,426
39,533
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,312
38,794
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,301
39,400
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,298
39,499
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,225
42,596
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,174
40,316
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,194
39,765
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,203
38,892
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,023 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,111. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,828 is less than the state median of $21,658. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$353 MM
$35 MM
This chart display total revenue of Waterbury   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
$350 MM
$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Waterbury   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
$20,023
$23,111
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Waterbury   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
$19,828
$21,658
This chart display average spending per public school student in Waterbury   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 Waterbury School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 54% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
380 Pierpont Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 574-8168
Grades: PK-5
| 614 students
Rank: #22.
Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 51% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
233 South Elm St.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 574-8162
Grades: PK-5
| 590 students
Rank: #33.
Waterbury Career Academy
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Birch Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 851 students
Rank: #44.
Wendell L. Cross School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1255 Hamilton Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 574-8171
Grades: PK-5
| 347 students
Rank: #55.
Waterbury Arts Magnet School (middle)
Magnet School
Math: 30% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
16 South Elm St.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 573-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 341 students
Rank: #66.
Carrington School
Math: 33% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
24 Kenmore Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 574-8184
Grades: PK-8
| 483 students
Rank: #77.
H. S. Chase School
Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
40 Woodtick Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 574-8188
Grades: PK-5
| 661 students
Rank: #88.
Regan School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2780 North Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8187
Grades: K-5
| 273 students
Rank: #99.
Duggan School
Math: 29% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
952 Bank Street
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 574-8875
Grades: PK-8
| 510 students
Rank: #1010.
Waterbury Arts Magnet School (high)
Magnet School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
16 South Elm St.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 573-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 466 students
Rank: #1111.
Margaret M. Generali Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3196 East Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 574-8174
Grades: K-5
| 573 students
Rank: #1212.
F. J. Kingsbury School
Math: 29% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
220 Columbia Blvd.
Waterbury, CT 06710
(203) 574-8172
Grades: PK-5
| 504 students
Rank: #1313.
Reed School
Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
33 Griggs Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8180
Grades: PK-8
| 470 students
Rank: #1414.
B. W. Tinker School
Math: 24% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
809 Highland Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 574-8186
Grades: K-5
| 574 students
Rank: #1515.
Washington School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
685 Baldwin St.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 574-8177
Grades: PK-5
| 324 students
Rank: #1616.
Bunker Hill School
Math: 20% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
170 Bunker Hill Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 574-8183
Grades: PK-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1717.
Woodrow Wilson School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
235 Birch St.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 573-6660
Grades: PK-5
| 427 students
Rank: #1818.
Bucks Hill School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
330 Bucks Hill Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8182
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #1919.
Michael F. Wallace Middle School
Math: 13% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
3465 East Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 574-8140
Grades: 6-8
| 1,090 students
Rank: #2020.
North End Middle School
Math: 13% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
534 Bucks Hill Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8097
Grades: 6-8
| 898 students
Rank: #2121.
Sprague School
Math: 17% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1443 Thomaston Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8189
Grades: PK-5
| 522 students
Rank: #2222.
Driggs School
Math: 15% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
77 Woodlawn Terrace
Waterbury, CT 06710
(203) 574-8160
Grades: PK-5
| 536 students
Rank: #2323.
Gilmartin School
Math: 14% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
107 Wyoming Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 574-8175
Grades: PK-8
| 486 students
Rank: #2424.
Hopeville School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2 Cypress St.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 574-8173
Grades: K-5
| 343 students
Rank: #2525.
Walsh School
Math: 14% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
55 Dikeman Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8164
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #2626.
John F. Kennedy High School
Math: 10% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
422 Highland Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 574-8153
Grades: 9-12
| 1,273 students
Rank: #2727.
West Side Middle School
Math: 9% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
483 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 574-8120
Grades: 6-8
| 972 students
Rank: #2828.
Crosby High School
Math: 5% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Pierpont Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 574-8061
Grades: 9-12
| 1,147 students
Rank: #2929.
Wilby High School
Math: 2% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
568 Bucks Hill Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,072 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 17,637 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64

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