Wendell L. Cross School

1255 Hamilton Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 446 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Wendell L. Cross School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 446 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • : Bottom 50% in CT
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Wendell L. Cross School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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School Overview

Wendell L. Cross School's student population of 446 students has grown by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 54% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
446 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Wendell L. Cross School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 942 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Wendell L. Cross School is 0.62, 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.
This School
State Level (CT)
#776 out of 942 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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16%
40%
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29%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
57%
29%
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Black
16%
13%
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White
18%
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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0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wendell L. Cross School's ranking?
Wendell L. Cross School is ranked #776 out of 942 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Wendell L. Cross School often compared to?
Wendell L. Cross Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Gilmartin School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CT state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CT state average).
How many students attend Wendell L. Cross School?
446 students attend Wendell L. Cross School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Wendell L. Cross School students are Hispanic, 18% of students are White, 16% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wendell L. Cross School?
Wendell L. Cross School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Wendell L. Cross School offer ?
Wendell L. Cross School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Wendell L. Cross School part of?
Wendell L. Cross School is part of Waterbury School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 446 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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