Hiawatha School

34 Hiawatha Avenue
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Hiawatha School serves 219 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Hiawatha School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Vermont for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-59% (which is higher than the Vermont state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is higher than the Vermont state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the Vermont state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Vermont state average of 12% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 219 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in VT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hiawatha School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Vermont for:

School Overview

Hiawatha School's student population of 219 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
219 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Hiawatha School is ranked within the top 20% of all 281 schools in Vermont (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Hiawatha School is 0.43, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VT)
Overall Testing Rank
#42 out of 281 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
33%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
13%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
3%
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Black
3%
3%
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White
74%
88%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hiawatha School's ranking?
Hiawatha School is ranked #42 out of 281 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Vermont.
What schools are Hiawatha School often compared to?
Hiawatha Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Summit Street School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% VT state average), while 50-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% VT state average).
How many students attend Hiawatha School?
219 students attend Hiawatha School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Hiawatha School students are White, 13% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hiawatha School?
Hiawatha School has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the Vermont state average of 11:1.
What grades does Hiawatha School offer ?
Hiawatha School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-3 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Hiawatha School part of?

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 219 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VT Dept. of Education

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