Vance Elementary School

  • Vance Elementary School serves 478 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Vance Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Vance Elementary School's student population of 478 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students478 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Vance Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Vance Elementary School is 0.54, 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#876 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
64%
25%
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Black
12%
13%
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White
20%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.540.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Britain School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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My daughter will be entering the second grade she can't wait until school starts and hopes her teacher will be as nice as Mrs Vass and Mrs Gsmbe..As a parent I am very happy with the school and staff. The only thing I would like to see change is a little more time for lunch and a better understanding of the lunch options my daughter has asked the lunch aids but still does not understand what she can have for a second choice.
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