Manchester School District

45 North School Street
Manchester, CT 06042-2010
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 5,809 students in Manchester School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in Manchester School District have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Connecticut public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
10 Schools
1,001 Schools
# Students
5,809 Students
496,954 Students
# Teachers
538 Teachers
40,204 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Manchester School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 196 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
#166 out of 198 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Manchester   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
21%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Manchester   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 2020-21 school year data.
32%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Manchester   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 2020-21 school year data.
81%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Manchester   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.73
0.66
# American Indian Students
30 Students
1,260 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
492 Students
25,944 Students
% Asian Students
9%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,877 Students
142,616 Students
% Hispanic Students
32%
29%
# Black Students
1,419 Students
61,808 Students
% Black Students
24%
13%
# White Students
1,853 Students
243,438 Students
% White Students
32%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
18 Students
494 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
120 Students
21,235 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
71
13,605
# Students in K Grade:
463
35,395
# Students in 1st Grade:
469
33,504
# Students in 2nd Grade:
490
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
475
35,342
# Students in 4th Grade:
445
35,943
# Students in 5th Grade:
420
36,351
# Students in 6th Grade:
417
36,780
# Students in 7th Grade:
426
37,886
# Students in 8th Grade:
431
38,799
# Students in 9th Grade:
511
43,474
# Students in 10th Grade:
391
39,414
# Students in 11th Grade:
375
37,413
# Students in 12th Grade:
425
37,541
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $29,187 is higher than the state median of $25,998. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $27,918 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$170 MM
$12,920 MM
This chart display total revenue of Manchester   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$162 MM
$12,459 MM
This chart display total spending of Manchester   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$29,187
$25,998
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Manchester   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$27,918
$25,071
This chart display average spending per public school student in Manchester   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Manchester School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Buckley School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
65 North School Street
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 647-3302
Grades: PK-4
| 316 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Waddell School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
163 Broad Street
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 647-3392
Grades: K-4
| 474 students
Rank: #33.
Manchester High School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
134 Middletpke E
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 647-3530
Grades: 9-12
| 1,702 students
Rank: #44.
Bowers School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
141 Princeton St.
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 647-3313
Grades: K-4
| 337 students
Rank: #55.
Keeney School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
179 Keeney St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 647-3354
Grades: PK-4
| 289 students
Rank: #66.
Martin School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Dartmouth Rd.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 647-3367
Grades: K-4
| 213 students
Rank: #77.
Highland Park School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
397 Porter St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 647-3430
Grades: K-4
| 334 students
Rank: #88.
Illing Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
227 Middle Tpke E
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 647-3400
Grades: 7-8
| 857 students
Rank: #99.
Verplanck School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
126 Olcott Street
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 647-3383
Grades: K-4
| 450 students
Rank: #1010.
Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy
(Math: 12% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1151 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 647-3571
Grades: 5-6
| 837 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Manchester School District?
Manchester School District manages 10 public schools serving 5,809 students.
What is the rank of Manchester School District?
Manchester School District is ranked #168 out of 196 school districts in Connecticut (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Connecticut school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Manchester School District?
32% of Manchester School District students are Hispanic, 32% of students are White, 24% of students are Black, 9% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Manchester School District?
Manchester School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What is Manchester School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $27,918 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 5,809 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : 81% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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