Ruth Chaffee School

160 Superior Ave.
Newington, CT 06111
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Ruth Chaffee School serves 319 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 55-59% (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 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 319 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ruth Chaffee School's student population of 319 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Ruth Chaffee School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Ruth Chaffee School is 0.63, 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
#366 out of 940 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
5%
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Hispanic
23%
29%
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Black
6%
13%
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White
55%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
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 Ruth Chaffee School's ranking?
Ruth Chaffee School is ranked #366 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Ruth Chaffee School often compared to?
Ruth Chaffee Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bolton Center School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Ruth Chaffee School?
319 students attend Ruth Chaffee School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Ruth Chaffee School students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Black, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ruth Chaffee School?
Ruth Chaffee School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Ruth Chaffee School offer ?
Ruth Chaffee School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ruth Chaffee School part of?
Ruth Chaffee School is part of Newington School District.

School Calendar

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April Vacation - Schools Closed/ Offices Open
April 08, 2024 (Monday)
April Vacation - Schools Closed/ Offices Open
April 09, 2024 (Tuesday)
April Vacation - Schools Closed/ Offices Open
April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)
April Vacation - Schools Closed/ Offices Open
April 11, 2024 (Thursday)
April Vacation - Schools Closed/ Offices Open
April 12, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 319 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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