Rocky Hill High School Recognized for Student Achievement

May 8, 2019

The nonprofit education evaluation organization GreatSchools has honored 41 Connecticut schools, including Rocky Hill High School, for their College Success Award to recognize these schools for preparing college and career ready graduates.

Commissioner of the Department of Education Dianna Wentzell and Governor Ned Lamont announced the award earlier Tuesday afternoon.

"We are all aware that great schools make great communities and Rocky Hill High School made us all proud. Many of us, including myself, have had the wonderful experience of graduating from this great school. Nothing could make us more proud than seeing our hometown teachers, administrators, and Board of Education recognized in this way," said State Representative Kerry Wood, D-Rocky Hill.

Throughout the country, GreatSchools recognizes 1,722 schools across 25 states that successfully produce students who matriculate to two and four-year college programs and are ready for college-level coursework.

Ratings are based on publicly available data on high school graduation rates and enrollment in postsecondary academic programs, which only 25 percent of states provide. Connecticut ranks among the top for data transparency on student achievement after high school.

In March GreatSchools recognized the state education department for their data reporting, and should serve as a model for other states throughout the country.

Read the full story here: Rocky Hill Patch, Office of Governor Ned Lamont