Claude Chester School

  • Claude Chester School serves 331 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Claude Chester School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Claude Chester School operates within the Groton School District.

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School Overview

  • Claude Chester School's student population of 331 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students331 students
Gender %Claude Chester School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Students by GradeClaude Chester School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Claude Chester School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 968 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Claude Chester School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
Asian
7%
5%
Hispanic
32%
23%
Black
13%
13%
White
31%
56%
Two or more races
17%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsClaude Chester School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.760.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
33%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Claude Chester School is Groton School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 195 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Groton School District's student population of 4,491 students has decreased by 6% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $18,315 in this district is less than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $18,289 is less than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    School District NameGroton School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    12
    4
    Number of Students Managed4,4911,534
    Groton School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    44%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    58%
    District Total Revenue$88 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$87 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$18,315$20,313
    District Spending / Student$18,289$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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