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Common Ground High School

Charter | 9-12 | 163 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2011

Common Ground is a great school. The classes they offer are interesting and challenging and the teachers are incredibly supportive. My son is thriving there and can't wait to go to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2010

My son goes to this school and he loves it. He is always challenged academically. As a freshman he takes classes with Sophomores and Juniors. This school wants the children to excel and prepares the from day one to get in a college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

phenomenal school - staff really cares about students, entire school is environmentally oriented but also strong academically - great programs offered for the community as well - I highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

One of the best schools in the world
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2004

One of the best schools in new haven.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students10%
Female5%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%

Reading

All Students26%
Female35%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%

Science

All Students24%
Female10%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%

Writing

All Students37%
Female43%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 19%
Black 34% 13%
White 17% 62%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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