Top 10 Best Vermont Public Schools (2024)

Vermont is the #49 largest school system in the United States, serving 80,076 students across the 304 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 132 private schools, serving 13,354 students). 86% of all K-12 students in Vermont are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Vermont is 33%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 45%.
The top ranked public schools in Vermont are Marion W. Cross School, Weybridge Elementary School and Barnard Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test scores.
There are 2 magnet schools. Minority enrollment is 12% (majority Hispanic and Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(VT) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
3%
Black
3%
White
88%
Two or more races
4%
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Vermont.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Vermont (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Marion W. Cross School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
22 Church Street
Norwich, VT 05055
(802) 649-1703
Rank: #22.
Weybridge Elementary School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
210 Quaker Village Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 545-2113
Rank: #33.
Barnard Academy
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
5979 Route 12
Barnard, VT 05031
(802) 234-9763
Rank: #44.
Cavendish Town Elementary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
573 Main Street
Proctorsville, VT 05153
(802) 226-7758
Rank: #55.
Montgomery Center School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-64% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
249 School Drive
Montgomery Center, VT 05471
(802) 326-4618
Rank: #66.
Waitsfield Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
3951 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673
(802) 496-3643
Rank: #77.
Stowe Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-64% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
254 Park Street
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-4154
Rank: #88.
Rumney School (Middlesex)
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-64% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
433 Shady Rill Road
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-5429
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Braintree School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-6
66 Bent Hill Road
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-9373
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Franklin Central School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 55-59% (Top 10%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
15 School Street
Franklin, VT 05457
(802) 285-2100

Best Vermont Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
21
7,978
11%
20
3,633
5%
28
5,141
12%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Vermont?
The top ranked public schools in Vermont include Marion W. Cross School, Weybridge Elementary School and Barnard Academy.
How many public schools are located in Vermont?
304 public schools are located in Vermont.
What percentage of students in Vermont go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Vermont are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Vermont?
Minority enrollment in Vermont is 12% (majority Hispanic and Black)

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