Above average schools: Superintendent presents positive assessment
Trumbull is overachieving in the classroom.
That’s the message a report written by Dr. Gary Cialfi, superintendent of schools, gave to the Trumbull Board of Education at its May 3 meeting.
Board members flipping through Dr. Cialfi’s 2014-15 Accountability Assessment report presented were impressed to find out that Trumbull is currently outperforming most schools in its District Reference Group B, including Fairfield, Newtown, West Hartford, and Cheshire.
With an average score of 88.6 and a DRG B mean of 87.8, Trumbull stands only three percentage points away from the DRG B leading school district of Madison, who scored a 91.2.
To further illustrate Trumbull’s rise in the classroom, six schools in Trumbull have been honored as schools of distinction by the Connecticut State Department of Education over the last two years — Trumbull High School, Hillcrest Middle School, Madison Middle School, Daniels Farm Elementary School, Frenchtown Elementary School, and Jane Ryan Elementary School were all honored.
AP class data
Aside from new honors courses being added to supplement the demand for Trumbull’s outstanding middle school students as they enter into ninth grade, THS boasts a rich offering of over 20 advanced placement classes at the school.
As of 2015, TPS AP data shows that 93% of TPS AP students achieved a score of 3 in a given course. This score is defined as “the score point that research finds predictive of college success and graduation” and should be noted that this percentage has been on the rise since 2011.
On average, SAT scores have consistently risen each year, as well.
The average score from 2006-2010 was 1573 while the average score between 2011-2015 was 1603 — an increase of 30 points.
Ivy League schools
Trumbull High students who applied to Ivy League schools received good news this spring.
With brilliance on display, Trumbull seniors tallied an impressive nine admissions versus only two waitlisted applications.
The class of 2016 achieved thee acceptances to Brown University, two to Cornell University, one to Dartmouth College, one to Harvard University, one to the University of Pennsylvania, and one to Connecticut’s own, Yale University.