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: 2017 (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 534,382
Number Of Connecticut Schools 1,031
Number Of Connecticut School Districts 200
Spending Per Student $20,554

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.794700090345
4th Grade 55.1032051282051
5th Grade 58.5284382390575
6th Grade 54.0580914169303
7th Grade 54.1897815917285
8th Grade 55.0930236391081
11th Grade 61.1886725243892

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 54.5603454112437
4th Grade 51.5025281417606
5th Grade 45.0327887382449
6th Grade 43.4808522301424
7th Grade 43.2591397870705
8th Grade 41.8114652411064
11th Grade 38.6418797217124

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 56.5% 50.6%
Black 13.2% 16.0%
Hispanic 24.7% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.3% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 34.7% 48.4%
English Language Learners 6.8% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 14.5% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.68
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Connecticut Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,588,184 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 739 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.2% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.0% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 31.1% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 28.7% 26.1%
65 Or Older 16.0% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,361,755 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.2% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 38.4% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 19.6% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.1% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.6% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.9% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.5% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.4% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 8.9% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,031 $5,894,537,937 53.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,197 $639,653,047 5.8%
Staff $587 $313,640,423 2.9%
General Administration $413 $220,720,361 2.0%
School Administration $1,083 $578,570,934 5.3%
Operation $1,607 $858,657,889 7.8%
Transportation $921 $492,088,576 4.5%
Other $480 $256,462,544 2.3%
Total Support $6,287 $3,359,722,377 30.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,237 $1,729,571,900 15.7%
Total Expenditures $20,554 $10,983,888,036 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%