120 Church St.
Newington, CT 06111
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
John Paterson School serves 390 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
John Paterson School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

John Paterson School's student population of 390 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
390 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

John Paterson School is ranked within the top 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John Paterson School is 0.57, 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 Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#408 out of 957 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
5%
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Hispanic
18%
25%
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Black
7%
13%
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White
62%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 390 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57 (Top 50%)

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