Bristol, Whispering Sweet Nothings in Your Ear
Posted by whforums on July 6, 2008
When I think of Bristol, I think of Muzzy Field, ESPN and Lake Compounce. Apparently, though, Bristol doesn’t think so romantically when it thinks about West Hartford. When Bristol thinks about us, it thinks competitively.
According to the Bristol Blog, a subsidiary blog of the Bristol Press, the town of Bristol is using West Hartford elementary schools as a measuring stick for its own test scores (rather than its usual stablemates of Ansonia, Middletown, Stamford, East Hartford and Norwich). And so far “they’re finding that Bristol is doing pretty well.”
Gauging Stafford School, one of Bristol’s higher achieving elementary schools, against all 11 West Hartford elementary schools, Bristol found that “Only three of West Hartford’s 11 primary schools beat Stafford on the tests for each subject.” Chippen Hill Middle School, also gauged against West Hartford’s public schools, “lagged behind.” Apparently, “the initial data doesn’t cover Bristol’s lowest-performing schools.”
Not bad being the standard against which others measure themselves, right?
ps – If you’re a Bristol Red Sox fan, you can get some quasi-cool, old school gear here. I’m a buyer if somebody can produce a hat like the one above …