Charles Barnum School

68 Briar Hill Rd.
Groton, CT 06340
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 331 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Charles Barnum School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 331 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : Top 50% in CT
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • : 60-69% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Charles Barnum School's student population of 331 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
331 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Charles Barnum School ranks within the top 50% of all 942 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Charles Barnum School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CT)
#391 out of 942 schools
(Top 50%)
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45-49%
40%
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55-59%
50%
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60-69%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
24%
29%
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Black
7%
13%
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White
59%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
22%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Charles Barnum School's ranking?
Charles Barnum School is ranked #391 out of 942 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Charles Barnum School often compared to?
Charles Barnum Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thames River Magnet School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CT state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CT state average).
How many students attend Charles Barnum School?
331 students attend Charles Barnum School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Charles Barnum School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Charles Barnum School?
Charles Barnum School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Charles Barnum School offer ?
Charles Barnum School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Charles Barnum School part of?
Charles Barnum School is part of Groton School District.
In what neighborhood is Charles Barnum School located?
Charles Barnum School is located in the Conning Towers Nautilus Park neighborhood of Groton, CT. There are 1 other public schools located in Conning Towers Nautilus Park.

School Calendar

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Date
First Day of School (Grades 1-12)
August 29, 2024 (Thursday)
First Day of School Kindergarten
August 30, 2024 (Friday)
First Day of School (PreK, Preschool)
September 03, 2024 (Tuesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 331 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • : 60-69% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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