Waterbury School District

236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public high schools serving 4,605 students in Waterbury School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Connecticut.
Public High Schools in Waterbury School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Connecticut public high school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Public High School in Waterbury School District have a Graduation Rate of 87%, which is less than the Connecticut average of 92%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Waterbury Arts Magnet School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Connecticut or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public high school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
29 Schools
206 Schools
# Students
16,369 Students
167,318 Students
# Teachers
1,304 Teachers
13,376 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

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 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 73% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CT)
#190 out of 198 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Waterbury   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
12%
39%
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 2020-21 school year data.
23%
51%
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 2020-21 school year data.
84%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Waterbury   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.58
0.66
# American Indian Students
99 Students
436 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
266 Students
7,987 Students
% Asian Students
2%
5%
# Hispanic Students
9,848 Students
45,928 Students
% Hispanic Students
60%
27%
# Black Students
3,612 Students
24,327 Students
% Black Students
22%
15%
# White Students
1,911 Students
82,682 Students
% White Students
12%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
168 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
632 Students
5,790 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
588
281
# Students in K Grade:
1,343
581
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,203
606
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,274
655
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,370
653
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,375
622
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,289
606
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,018
1,758
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,163
2,059
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,159
2,129
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,460
43,353
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,191
39,293
# Students in 11th Grade:
947
37,292
# Students in 12th Grade:
989
37,430
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $23,887 in this school district is less than the state median of $25,998. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,603 is less than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$391 MM
$12,920 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$386 MM
$12,459 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$23,887
$25,998
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Waterbury   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,603
$25,071
This chart display average spending per public school student in Waterbury   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Waterbury School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Waterbury Arts Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
16 South Elm St.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 573-6300
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #22.
Waterbury Career Academy
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Birch Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 796 students
Rank: #33.
John F. Kennedy High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
422 Highland Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 574-8153
Grades: 9-12
| 1,326 students
Rank: #44.
Crosby High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Pierpont Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 574-8061
Grades: 9-12
| 1,343 students
Rank: #55.
Wilby High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
568 Bucks Hill Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 574-8100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,140 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 29 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 16,369 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : 84% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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