Waterbury Career Academy

  • Waterbury Career Academy serves 851 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (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 47% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Waterbury Career Academy 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 student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Waterbury Career Academy's student population of 851 students has grown by 81% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 89% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students851 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waterbury Career Academy 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 Waterbury Career Academy is 0.68, 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#751 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
46%
25%
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Black
27%
13%
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White
20%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.680.64
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterbury School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waterbury Woodrow Wilson School
    Grades: PK-5 | 427 students
    0.2 miles
    235 Birch St.
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203) 573-6660
    0.2 PK-5 427
  • Waterbury Brass City Charter School Charter School
    Grades: PK-5 | 254 students
    0.4 miles
    212 Chestnut Ave.
    Waterbury, CT 06710
    (203) 527-5942
    0.4 PK-5 254
  • Waterbury Walsh School
    Grades: PK-5 | 434 students
    0.5 miles
    55 Dikeman Street
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203) 574-8164
    0.5 PK-5 434
  • Waterbury Reed School
    Grades: PK-8 | 470 students
    0.6 miles
    33 Griggs Street
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203) 574-8180
    0.6 PK-8 470
  • Waterbury Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 590 students
    0.7 miles
    233 South Elm St.
    Waterbury, CT 06706
    (203) 574-8162
    0.7 PK-5 590

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