Ruth Chaffee School

160 Superior Ave.
Newington, CT 06111
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Ruth Chaffee School serves 327 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Ruth Chaffee School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Ruth Chaffee School's student population of 327 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students327 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Ruth Chaffee School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Ruth Chaffee School is 0.61, 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
#399 out of 951 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
9%
5%
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Hispanic
19%
25%
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Black
7%
13%
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White
59%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.610.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewington School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ruth Chaffee School is Newington High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is John Wallace Middle School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newington John Wallace Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 676 students
    1.3 miles
    71 Halleran Dr.
    Newington, CT 06111
    (860) 667-5888
    1.3 5-8 676
  • Newington John Paterson School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 390 students
    1.5 miles
    120 Church St.
    Newington, CT 06111
    (860) 666-4657
    1.5 PK-4 390
  • Newington Newington High School Math: 47% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,287 student
    1.6 miles
    605 Willard Ave.
    Newington, CT 06111
    (860) 666-5611
    1.6 9-12 1,287
  • Wethersfield Highcrest School Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 444 students
    1.7 miles
    95 Highcrest Rd.
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
    (860) 571-8380
    1.7 PK-6 444
  • Wethersfield Samuel B. Webb Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 327 students
    1.7 miles
    51 Willow St.
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
    (860) 571-8340
    1.7 PK-6 327

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