In data released today by the Connecticut State Department of Education, Common Ground High School was recognized for the significant progress our students are making:

  • Common Ground was named a School of Distinction, one of 73 Connecticut schools to receive this designation. Common Ground was singled out as one of the 10 schools making the most progress toward the state’s goals for academic performance and graduation rates.
  • Common Ground is a “Progressing” school — the second highest category in the state’s new 6-tiered school classification system. Only a handful of Connecticut’s urban high schools performed at this level. This classification means that Common Ground’s students met the goals set by the State Department of Education based on previous years’ academic performance, making significant gains on test scores and other measures of academic success.

Connecticut’s school accountability system considers a number of factors — including test scores, graduation rates, performance by racial and economic subgroups, and a school’s growth toward goals in each of these areas — to classify a school’s overall performance. You can learn more, and see Common Ground’s school performance report, on the State Department of Education Web site.