Prendergast School

59 Finney St.
Ansonia, CT 06401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Prendergast School serves 583 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (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 22% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 583 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Prendergast School's student population of 583 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
583 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Prendergast School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Prendergast School is 0.67, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#827 out of 940 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
48%
29%
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Black
17%
13%
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White
27%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prendergast School's ranking?
Prendergast School is ranked #827 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Prendergast School often compared to?
Prendergast Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mead School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 22% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Prendergast School?
583 students attend Prendergast School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Prendergast School students are Hispanic, 27% of students are White, 17% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Prendergast School?
Prendergast School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Prendergast School offer ?
Prendergast School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Prendergast School part of?
Prendergast School is part of Ansonia School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 583 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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