HCS is a School Of Distinction!

HCS is a School of Distinction!
Posted on 03/13/2016
Harwinton Consolidated School has been named a School of Distinction by the State Department of Education!
 
HCS earned DOUBLE honors, both for its outstanding overall performance AND the performance of its high-needs student subgroup.
 
HCS performed in the top 10 percent of all public schools statewide in 2014-15, and was one of only 35 schools across the state to earn two distinctions.

More information is available here: State Department of Education

A recent article that was in the Torrington Register Citizen newspaper: 

Harwinton Consolidated named School of Distinction

Monday, April 11, 2016

HARWINTON >> Harwinton Consolidated School is one of 84 schools in the state recognized as a School of Distinction by the state Department of Education.

The education department recently released its 2014-15 Accountability Index for all public schools in the state. According to the department’s website, “The accountability model moves beyond just test scores and graduation rates. Instead, it provides a more holistic, multifactor perspective of district and school performance and incorporates student growth over time.” Regional School District 10 fared very well with the state assessments, averaging an 88.6, with the state average for a school district at a 76.1, according to a release from Region 10 officials.

Harwinton Consolidated School earned double honors in the “Highest Performing Overall” category for its outstanding overall performance as well as in the “Highest Performing Subgroup,” for the performance of their high-needs students, school officials said.

Harwinton Consolidated School performed in the top 10 percent of all public schools statewide in 2014-15 and was 1 of only 35 schools across the state to earn two distinctions, according to the release.

“I am so proud that HCS has been named a School of Distinction,” Principal Megan Mazzei said in the release. “This is a significant honor; it is indicative of the HCS faculty and staff’s dedication to ensuring student engagement and high levels of achievement.”

Mazzei said she is also “thrilled” that the success that the students experience in their classrooms was also demonstrated on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

“On behalf of the faculty and staff, I want to extend our gratitude to our HCS families for their support and collaboration,” Mazzei said. “The key to the success of the students is our shared commitment and dedication.”