Waterbury Public Schools

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Waterbury Public Schools is a school district based in Waterbury, Connecticut.

The district serves 18,000 plus students. Waterbury is notable as the first school district in Connecticut to establish a dress code for all students. Waterbury Public Schools operates under the leadership of superintendent Dr. Kathleen Ouellette and a board of education that consists of 10 elected members and the city mayor Neal O'Leary.

Waterbury's 1,500 teachers work in 30 schools and educational programs, they belong to the Waterbury Teachers' Association.


Waterbury's first public high school opened in 1851... [2]

District Reference Group I[edit]

Waterbury is one of the seven public school systems in District Reference Group I, a classification made by the state Department of Education for the purpose of comparison with the achievement levels of similar schools. District reference groups are defined as "districts whose students' families are similar in education, income, occupation and need, and that have roughly similar enrollment";[1] the other six school districts in the group are Bridgeport, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, New London, and Windham.[2]


High schools[edit]

Intermediate/Middle schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Bucks Hill Elementary School
  • Bunker Hill Elementary School
  • B.W. Tinker Elementary School
  • Carrington Elementary School
  • Chase Elementary School
  • Wendell Cross Elementary School
  • Driggs Elementary School
  • Duggan Elementary School
  • F.J. Kingsbury Elementary School
  • Generali Elementary School
  • Hopeville Elementary School
  • John G. Gilmartin Elementary School
  • Maloney Magnet Elementary School
  • Reed Elementary School
  • Regan Elementary School
  • Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
  • Sprague Elementary School
  • Walsh Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
  • Rotella Magnet School

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] state "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006" for Wilton High School, accessed March 25, 2007
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2007-03-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Web page titled "Find a Community: By Educational Reference Group (DRG)" at the "Discovery 2007 / An initiative of the William Caspar Graustein Fund" Web site, accessed March 25, 2007