418 River Rd.
Shelton, CT 06484
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Sunnyside School serves 231 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Sunnyside 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 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • 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

Top Rankings

Sunnyside School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Sunnyside School's student population of 231 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Sunnyside 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 Sunnyside School is 0.65, 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 2020-2021 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
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
26%
28%
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Black
13%
13%
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White
52%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sunnyside School's ranking?

Sunnyside School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

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 Sunnyside School?

231 students attend Sunnyside School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

52% of Sunnyside School students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Sunnyside School?

Sunnyside School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does Sunnyside School offer ?

Sunnyside School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Sunnyside School part of?

Sunnyside School is part of Shelton School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • 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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