“Two New Haven schools—Common Ground High, an environmental-themed charter school, and Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS), a fast-expanding district school now serving grades 6 to 11—earned distinction in the state’s ratings.

Common Ground and ESUMS both landed on the state’s top 10 list for making the most progress among schools scoring lower than an SPI of 88. ESUMS was graded as a middle school, because its high school hadn’t been around long enough to establish a baseline of scores.

Common Ground was rated as “progressing,” the fourth level of the five-point scale. The score was based on 44 sophomores who took the CAPT, as well as a 90-percent graduation rate for the Class of 2012.”

Read the entire article at  the New Haven Independent.