Dwight Elementary School

1600 Redding Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Dwight Elementary School serves 255 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Dwight Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 255 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dwight Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Dwight Elementary School's student population of 255 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
255 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Dwight Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dwight Elementary School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#13 out of 940 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
29%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
82%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dwight Elementary School's ranking?
Dwight Elementary School is ranked #13 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Dwight Elementary School often compared to?
Dwight Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Burr Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
85-89% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Dwight Elementary School?
255 students attend Dwight Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Dwight Elementary School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dwight Elementary School?
Dwight Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Dwight Elementary School offer ?
Dwight Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Dwight Elementary School part of?
Dwight Elementary School is part of Fairfield School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 255 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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