1443 Thomaston Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Sprague School serves 388 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sprague 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 6-9% (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 10-14% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 388 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Sprague School's student population of 388 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
388 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Sprague 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 Sprague School is 0.49, which is less 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
#877 out of 940 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
68%
28%
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Black
20%
13%
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White
8%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sprague School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sprague School's ranking?

Sprague School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).

How many students attend Sprague School?

388 students attend Sprague School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

68% of Sprague School students are Hispanic, 20% of students are Black, 8% of students are White, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Sprague School?

Sprague School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does Sprague School offer ?

Sprague School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Sprague School part of?

Sprague School is part of Waterbury School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 388 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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