Cheshire School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 4,250 students in Cheshire School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in Cheshire School District have an average math proficiency score of 73% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 83% (versus the 58% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Cheshire School District are Norton School, Chapman School and Highland School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Cheshire School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Connecticut.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Connecticut public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Cheshire School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Cheshire School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,017 Schools
# Students
4,250 Students
516,037 Students
# Teachers
329 Teachers
42,219 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Cheshire School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 196 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
Overall District Rank
#11 out of 200 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cheshire   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
48%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
58%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cheshire   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.35
0.64
# American Indian Students
7 Students
1,330 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
417 Students
26,878 Students
% Asian Students
10%
5%
# Hispanic Students
233 Students
126,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
25%
# Black Students
112 Students
65,223 Students
% Black Students
3%
13%
# White Students
3,395 Students
278,459 Students
% White Students
80%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
634 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
86 Students
16,772 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
97
14,044
# Students in K Grade:
257
35,559
# Students in 1st Grade:
251
36,150
# Students in 2nd Grade:
283
36,099
# Students in 3rd Grade:
272
37,281
# Students in 4th Grade:
278
38,109
# Students in 5th Grade:
318
39,533
# Students in 6th Grade:
310
38,794
# Students in 7th Grade:
365
39,400
# Students in 8th Grade:
418
39,499
# Students in 9th Grade:
358
42,596
# Students in 10th Grade:
339
40,316
# Students in 11th Grade:
371
39,765
# Students in 12th Grade:
333
38,892
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,322 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,111. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,192 is less than the state median of $21,658. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$86 MM
$35 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cheshire   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$86 MM
$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Cheshire   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,322
$23,111
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cheshire   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$20,192
$21,658
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cheshire   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Cheshire School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Norton School
Math: 84% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
414 North Brooksvale Rd.
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-7283
Grades: K-6
| 400 students
Rank: #22.
Chapman School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
38 Country Club Rd.
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-3591
Grades: K-6
| 313 students
Rank: #33.
Highland School
Math: 77% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
490 Highland Ave.
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-0335
Grades: K-6
| 721 students
Rank: #44.
Dodd Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Park Place
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-3249
Grades: 7-8
| 783 students
Rank: #55.
Cheshire High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
525 South Main St.
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 250-2511
Grades: 9-12
| 1,401 students
Rank: #66.
Doolittle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
735 Cornwall Ave.
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-3549
Grades: 1-6
| 456 students
Darcey School
1686 Waterbury Rd.
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-3577
Grades: PK-K
| 176 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,250 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in CT)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35

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