Newington School District

131 Cedar Street
Newington, CT 06111
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public middle schools serving 1,181 students in Newington School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Connecticut.
Public Middle Schools in Newington School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Connecticut public middle school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Connecticut public middle school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
7 Schools
291 Schools
# Students
3,899 Students
149,799 Students
# Teachers
294 Teachers
12,298 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Newington 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 96% has increased from 93% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CT)
#111 out of 198 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Newington   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
38%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Newington   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.
53%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Newington   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.
96%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Newington   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.63
0.70
# American Indian Students
6 Students
463 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
361 Students
6,792 Students
% Asian Students
9%
5%
# Hispanic Students
961 Students
48,512 Students
% Hispanic Students
25%
33%
# Black Students
222 Students
26,009 Students
% Black Students
6%
17%
# White Students
2,142 Students
61,857 Students
% White Students
55%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
140 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
205 Students
5,867 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
92
2,921
# Students in K Grade:
252
4,925
# Students in 1st Grade:
255
4,783
# Students in 2nd Grade:
277
5,206
# Students in 3rd Grade:
286
5,179
# Students in 4th Grade:
247
5,324
# Students in 5th Grade:
279
8,220
# Students in 6th Grade:
283
30,018
# Students in 7th Grade:
308
37,838
# Students in 8th Grade:
311
38,799
# Students in 9th Grade:
352
1,854
# Students in 10th Grade:
316
1,713
# Students in 11th Grade:
324
1,599
# Students in 12th Grade:
317
1,420
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,546 in this school district is less than the state median of $25,998. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,411 is less than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$96 MM
$12,920 MM
This chart display total revenue of Newington   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
$95 MM
$12,459 MM
This chart display total spending of Newington   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
$24,546
$25,998
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Newington   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
$24,411
$25,071
This chart display average spending per public school student in Newington   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 Newington School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
John Wallace Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
71 Halleran Dr.
Newington, CT 06111
(860) 667-5888
Grades: 5-8
| 601 students
Rank: #22.
Martin Kellogg Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
155 Harding Ave.
Newington, CT 06111
(860) 666-5418
Grades: 5-8
| 580 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,899 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : 96% (Top 20% in CT)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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