Wendell L. Cross School

  • Wendell L. Cross School serves 347 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Wendell L. Cross School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Wendell L. Cross School's student population of 347 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students347 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wendell L. Cross School 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wendell L. Cross School 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 School Rank#536 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
46%
25%
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Black
17%
13%
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White
28%
54%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.680.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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

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