Wendell L. Cross School

1255 Hamilton Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Wendell L. Cross School serves 347 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Wendell L. Cross 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 40-44% (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 45-49% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 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% (majority Hispanic).

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 347 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
347 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Wendell L. Cross 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 Wendell L. Cross School is 0.69, 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 Data
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State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#624 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
45%
25%
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Black
17%
13%
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White
28%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 347 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69 (Top 20%)

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