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
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
“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.”