Hawley Elementary School

29 Church Hill Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Hawley Elementary School serves 301 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Hawley Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 301 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Hawley Elementary School's student population of 301 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
301 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Hawley Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Hawley Elementary School is 0.25, 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
#73 out of 940 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
11%
29%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
86%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 Hawley Elementary School's ranking?
Hawley Elementary School is ranked #73 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Hawley Elementary School often compared to?
Hawley Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Head O'meadow Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Hawley Elementary School?
301 students attend Hawley Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Hawley Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hawley Elementary School?
Hawley Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Hawley Elementary School offer ?
Hawley Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Hawley Elementary School part of?
Hawley Elementary School is part of Newtown School District.

School Reviews

5   1/18/2013
I would first want to praise the teachers that did such a great job controlling these young children.One young teacher expanded what she did and how she handled her self under these extreme circumstances. This teacher is a hero and had me in tears.These teachers did a great job and I know why the kids love them,there great. I''m not a student just a person that wanted to give praise to the teachers and first responders
- Posted by Student/Alumni - roppo

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 301 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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