The Newtown school system has been informed by the Connecticut State Department of Education that Newtown High School is one of the 15 high schools in the state to achieve the highest classification of Excelling based upon the results of the state Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) test, as announced in a press release on Thursday, December 5.
“The very significant scores achieved by tenth graders at Newtown High School in the CAPT exam administered last spring are a tribute to the dedication of the teachers in the lower grades who have contributed to student learning and the very strong job the high school has done with its instructional program,” Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed said. “To be one of the 15 high schools in Connecticut to achieve the excelling classification is very heartening to all the staff who contributed to this accomplishment. I thank [Principal Charles Dumais] and our high school staff for their diligent work on behalf of our students.”
Following the release of the scores from the state on Thursday, Dr Reed said “the good news” is something, “We can all be proud of.”