Essex Elementary School

  • Essex Elementary School serves 343 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Essex Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Essex Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

  • Essex Elementary School's student population of 343 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students343 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Essex Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Essex Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank#243 out of 951 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
25%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
84%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Essex Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.290.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEssex School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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