Barlow Mountain Elementary School is a elementary school located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Serving grades PK-5, the school has 321 students and a student–teacher ratio of 13 students per teacher.
When compared to other schools in Connecticut it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 29 for Connecticut and 15 in Fairfield County.
The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
A number of factors, including Connecticut standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. For academics, Barlow Mountain Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and received the grade of A for this measure.
A school’s learning environment is evaluated by comparing a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Barlow Mountain Elementary School received a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut.
School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. For safety, Barlow Mountain Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of A for this measure.
Basic student body information from Barlow Mountain Elementary School can be seen below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its score.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Below are elementary schools near Barlow Mountain Elementary School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for each of the nearby schools. All Ridgefield schools can be viewed on the Ridgefield, Connecticut schools listing page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Scotland Elementary School||A+||A+||A||A-|
|2||Ridgebury Elementary School||A+||A+||A||N/A|
|3||Veterans Park Elementary School||A-||A-||B+||A|
|4||Farmingville Elementary School||A+||A||A+||N/A|
|5||Pequenakonck Elementary School||A-||A-||A-||A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.