Connecticut
Public School Ratings



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Connecticut Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Connecticut School Districts by City
Number Of Students 537,933
Number Of Connecticut Schools 1,262
Number Of Connecticut School Districts 204
Spending Per Student $19,203

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.2737857173897
4th Grade 54.4476879387868
5th Grade 56.533715644423
6th Grade 53.3006191251441
7th Grade 53.9649274032708
8th Grade 52.4795153358601
10th Grade 28.0
11th Grade 63.7723268861921

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.7198600756001
4th Grade 50.4345709392247
5th Grade 43.0249718631088
6th Grade 42.8190627290671
7th Grade 41.6189908654388
8th Grade 40.5415320177014
10th Grade 9.0
11th Grade 39.6264243614931

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 57.7% 51.5%
Black 13.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 23.7% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.1% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 37.3% 47.6%
English Language Learners 6.5% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 13.9% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.46
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Connecticut Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,576,452 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 737 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.3% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.3% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 31.2% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 28.8% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.5% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,354,713 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 10.2% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.1% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 38.0% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 18.5% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 16.9% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.7% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.1% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.6% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.8% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 9.3% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,594 $5,698,978,116 55.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,104 $593,894,925 5.7%
Staff $507 $272,706,376 2.6%
General Administration $374 $200,920,847 1.9%
School Administration $1,027 $552,355,437 5.3%
Operation $1,578 $848,632,794 8.2%
Transportation $870 $467,956,540 4.5%
Other $422 $227,000,114 2.2%
Total Support $5,881 $3,163,465,898 30.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,728 $1,467,508,194 14.2%
Total Expenditures $19,203 $10,329,952,257 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%