59 Finney St.
Ansonia, CT 06401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Prendergast School serves 636 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 636 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Prendergast School's student population of 636 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
636 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Prendergast School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Prendergast School is 0.69, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#715 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
43%
28%
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Black
16%
13%
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White
32%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 636 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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