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Top public elementary schools in Connecticut: Report

HARTFORD – Niche, a market research company specializing in education statistics, has delivered its 2015 rankings, which include comprehensive rankings fr...

HARTFORD – Niche, a market research company specializing in education statistics, has delivered its 2015 rankings, which include comprehensive rankings from K-12 to collegiate.  From this, they have provided a list of Connecticut’s top public elementary schools based on their criteria, surveys, and data from the Department of Education.

Their data is specifically derived from the student statistics from 40,403 elementary schools from all 50 states and 4.6 million  opinions from 280,000 students and parents.  Specific factors considered are academics (50% weight), overall district experience (20% weight), teachers (20% weight), student culture and diversity (10% weight).  This information is compiled, assigned weights, and then evaluated and calculated as both numerical rankings and assigned grades.

Each factor’s grade incorporates statistics and student, alumni, and parent surveys.

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The data is separated by state, providing us with our list of Connecticut’s best public schools, based on academics, teaching staff, school culture, and student diversity.  Check out the top 50 and see if your school is there!

50. Lyme Consolidated School – Lyme, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

49. Bugbee School – West Hartford, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

48. Noah Wallace School – Farmington, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

47. Fawn Hollow Elementary School – Monroe, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

46. Glenville School – Greenwich, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: B-

45. J. Milton Jeffrey Elementary School – Madison, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

44. Parkway School – Greenwich, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

43. Union School – Unionville, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

42. Central School – Simsbury, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

41. Island Avenue Elementary School – Madison, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

40. Pine Grove School – Avon, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

39. Buttonball Lane School – Glastonbury, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

38. West District School – Unionville, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

37. Hebron Avenue School – Glastonbury, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

36. Hopewell Elementary School – Glastonbury, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

35. Kathleen H. Ryerson Elementary School – Madison, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

34. Roaring Brook School – Avon, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

33. Old Greenwich School – Old Greenwich, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

32. East Farms School – Farmington, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

31. Tariffville School – Tariffville, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

30. Eastbury Elementary School – Glastonbury, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

29. Ridgebury Elementary School – Ridgefield, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

28. Latimer Lane Elementary School – Weatogue, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

27. Squadron Line School – Simsbury, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

26. Nayaug Elementary School – South Glastonbury, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

25. North Street School – Greenwich, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: B-

24. Riverside School – Riverside, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

23. Weston Intermediate School – Weston, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

22. Holmes Elementary School – Darien, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

21. Tootin’ Hills School – West Simsbury, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

20. Ox Ridge Elementary School – Darien, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

19. Cider Mill School – Wilton, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

18. International School at Dundee – Greenwich, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: B

17. North Mianus School – Riverside, CT

Academics: A   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

16. Scotland Elementary School – Ridgefield, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

15. Farmingville Elementary School – Ridgefield, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

14. Veterans Park Elementary School – Ridgefield, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

13. Tokeneke Elementary School – Darien, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

12. Barlow Mountain Elementary School – Ridgefield, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

11. Hindley Elementary School – Darien, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

10. Royle Elementary School – Darien, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

9. Branchville Elementary School – Ridgefield, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

8. Long Lots School – Westport, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

7. Green’s Farms School – Westport, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

6. Coleytown Elementary School – Westport, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

5. King’s Highway Elementary School – Westport, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

4. Saugatuck Elementary School – Westport, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C-

3. West School – New Canaan, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

2. East School – New Canaan, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C

1. South School – New Canaan, CT

Academics: A+   District Overall: A+   Teachers: A+   Student Culture & Diversity: C+

The complete Connecticut list is here.

The country-wide list is here.

Noting that the top 50 public elementary schools all have fairly low diversity and student culture rankings, here is the list for Connecticut’s most diverse public elementary schools, the majority of which are in Stamford, East Hartford, and Manchester.

Did your elementary school make the list?