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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 7 public schools in Cheshire School District, serving 4,250 students. Cheshire School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Connecticut.
  • Public schools in Cheshire School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 57% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut.
  • The top ranked public schools in Cheshire School District are Highland School, Chapman School and Norton School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Connecticut public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is more than the Connecticut public school average of 12:1.

Overview

School District NameCheshire School District
School District Websitehttp://www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/
School District Phone Number(203) 250-2400
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CT)
# of Schools7 Schools1,031 Schools
# of Students4,250 Students519,710 Students
# of Teachers329 Teachers42,535 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1

District Comparison

  • Cheshire School District, which is ranked within the
    9/
    10
    , top 20% of all 198 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (CT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cheshire   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cheshire   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cheshire   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.350.64
# of American Indian Students7 Students1,370 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students417 Students27,001 Students
% Asian Students
10%
5%
# of Hispanic Students233 Students127,615 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
25%
# of Black Students112 Students65,686 Students
% Black Students
3%
13%
# of White Students3,395 Students280,407 Students
% White Students
80%
54%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a640 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students86 Students16,991 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:9714,219
# of Students in Kindergarten:25735,941
# of Students in 1st Grade:25136,485
# of Students in 2nd Grade:28336,471
# of Students in 3rd Grade:27237,688
# of Students in 4th Grade:27838,546
# of Students in 5th Grade:31839,829
# of Students in 6th Grade:31039,247
# of Students in 7th Grade:36539,751
# of Students in 8th Grade:41839,847
# of Students in 9th Grade:35842,608
# of Students in 10th Grade:33940,348
# of Students in 11th Grade:37139,804
# of Students in 12th Grade:33338,926
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $15,255 in this school district is less than the state average of 21667. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $14,780 is less than the state average of $18,999. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CT)
Total Revenue$71 MM30940000
This chart display total revenue of Cheshire   School District and average revenue for each school distric in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$69 MM$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Cheshire   School District and average spending for each school distric in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$15,25521667
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cheshire   School District and average revenue per public school student in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$14,78018999
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cheshire   School District and average spending per public school student in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Cheshire School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Highland School Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
    Rank:
    9/
    10
    , Top 20%
    490 Highland Ave.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203) 272-0335

    Grades: K-6 | 721 students
  • Chapman School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank:
    9/
    10
    , Top 20%
    38 Country Club Rd.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203) 272-3591

    Grades: K-6 | 313 students
  • Norton School Math: 73% | Reading: 79%
    Rank:
    9/
    10
    , Top 20%
    414 North Brooksvale Rd.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203) 272-7283

    Grades: K-6 | 400 students
  • Doolittle School Math: 67% | Reading: 74%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    735 Cornwall Ave.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203) 272-3549

    Grades: 1-6 | 456 students
  • Cheshire High School Math: 59% | Reading: 81%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    525 South Main St.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203) 250-2511

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,401 student
  • Dodd Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 77%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    100 Park Place
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203) 272-3249

    Grades: 7-8 | 783 students
  • Darcey School
    1686 Waterbury Rd.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203) 272-3577

    Grades: PK-K | 176 students
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