#29 Elementary School in CT and #15 in Fairfield County

Barlow Mountain Elementary School

115 Barlow Mountain Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

How Good is Barlow Mountain Elementary School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

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.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

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.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


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.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Barlow Mountain Elementary School can be seen below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 29%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 34%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 321
Minority Students 76
Diversity Index 27
Students with Disablities 35
Economically Disadvantaged 1%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students N/A


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Compare Nearby Schools

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

Barlow Mountain Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Barlow Mountain Elementary School? 321 students.
  • How good of a school is Barlow Mountain Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Barlow Mountain Elementary School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Barlow Mountain Elementary School? The school's number is (203) 894-5800. You can visit their website at http://www.ridgefield.org.
  • Where is Barlow Mountain Elementary School? 115 Barlow Mountain Rd, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Scotland Elementary School
111 Barlow Mountain Rd Ridgefield, CT 06877
Ridgebury Elementary School
112 Bennett's Farm Rd Ridgefield, CT 06877
Veterans Park Elementary School
8 Governor St Ridgefield, CT 06877
Farmingville Elementary School
324 Farmington Rd Ridgefield, CT 06877
Pequenakonck Elementary School
173 June Rd North Salem, NY 10560