On Jan. 17, 2014, Citizen’s News published an article by Luke Marshall on turnaround efforts at Naugatuck’s Hillside Intermediate School, which has also been recognized by ConnCAN for its growth:
In the 2011-12 school year those benefits began to pay off as the school made “safe harbor” under No Child Left Behind. To make “safe harbor” a school had to decrease the number of students below proficiency by at least 10 percent in a year.
The school also received recognition from the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now for its improvement. In 2011, the organization ranked Hillside third in the state for performance gains for middle schools.