Horace W. Porter School

3 Schoolhouse Road
Columbia, CT 06237
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 440 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Horace W. Porter School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : Top 50% in CT
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • : 52% (Top 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Horace W. Porter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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School Overview

Horace W. Porter School's student population of 440 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
440 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Horace W. Porter School ranks within the top 50% of all 942 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Horace W. Porter School is 0.27, 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.
This School
State Level (CT)
#468 out of 942 schools
(Top 50%)
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43%
40%
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52%
50%
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55-59%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
29%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
85%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Horace W. Porter School's ranking?
Horace W. Porter School is ranked #468 out of 942 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CT state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CT state average).
How many students attend Horace W. Porter School?
440 students attend Horace W. Porter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Horace W. Porter School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Horace W. Porter School?
Horace W. Porter School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Horace W. Porter School offer ?
Horace W. Porter School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Horace W. Porter School part of?
Horace W. Porter School is part of Columbia School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 440 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • : 52% (Top 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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