WESTON, Conn. Get out the gold stars because Weston High School has earned an A- for academic performance from the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now.
The Coalition, also known as ConnCAN, issues report cards and letter grades annually to over 1,000 Connecticut public schools. The reports are designed to create transparency and awareness about how public schools perform, according to the coalition.
Connecticut residents deserve to know how well their public schools are meeting the needs of every student, the group says.
The scores are based in large part on student performance last year on the Connecticut Mastery and the Connecticut Academic Performance tests. ConnCAN also grades schools on the performance of low-income, Hispanic and African-American students. Weston was not ranked in these categories because the community is predominantly white and affluent.
According to the results, Weston High was ranked No. 2 out of 190 schools to earn an A- overall. Eighty-six percent of the students met academic goals set by the state versus the state average of 51 percent.
Eighty-six percent of Weston High students also met state goals in math, 85% met the state goals in reading, 83% met state goals in science and 91% met state goals in writing.
This years report card stayed relatively on par with last years. In 2009-2010, Weston High School earned an A- and ranked No. 1 out of 190 schools.
Results of the entire report card are available here .
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