Prendergast School

59 Finney St.
Ansonia, CT 06401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Prendergast School serves 638 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Prendergast 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Prendergast School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Prendergast School's student population of 638 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students638 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Prendergast School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Prendergast School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#733 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
35%
25%
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Black
14%
13%
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White
41%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
7%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.690.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnsonia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Prendergast School is Ansonia High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ansonia Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mead School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ansonia Ansonia High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 567 students
    0.3 miles
    20 Pulaski Hwy.
    Ansonia, CT 06401
    (203) 736-5060
    0.3 9-12 567
  • Ansonia Emmett O'brien Technical High School Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 582 students
    0.3 miles
    141 Prindle Ave.
    Ansonia, CT 06401
    (203) 732-1800
    0.3 9-12 582
  • Ansonia Mead School Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 612 students
    0.4 miles
    75 Ford St.
    Ansonia, CT 06401
    (203) 736-5090
    0.4 PK-6 612
  • Derby Bradley School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 279 students
    1.0 miles
    155 David Humphreys Rd.
    Derby, CT 06418
    (203) 736-5040
    1 K-5 279
  • Ansonia Ansonia Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 362 students
    1.4 miles
    115 Howard Ave.
    Ansonia, CT 06401
    (203) 736-5070
    1.4 7-8 362

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