#281 Elementary School in CT and #78 in Fairfield County

Cranbury Elementary School

5 Knowalot Lane, Norwalk, CT 06851

How Good is Cranbury Elementary School?

Report Card

B Academic Results
C- Learning Enviroment
B+ School Safety
B- Overall Grade

Cranbury Elementary School is in Norwalk, Connecticut and is a Fairfield County school. It has 448 students and 25 teachers and serves grades K-5.

When compared to other schools in Connecticut it is average and has received and a grade of B- from The School Review. The school ranks 78 for elementary schools in Fairfield County and 281 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department 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. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is calculated by comparing a number of data points, such as student scores on Connecticut standardized tests. For academics, Cranbury Elementary School performs average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and received the grade of B for this measure.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B
Test Performance Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect a variety of factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Cranbury Elementary School performs slightly below average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C-.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade C-
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. Cranbury Elementary School performs slightly above average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B+.

Safety Grade B+
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Very Good


Information about the student body at Cranbury Elementary School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 29%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 34%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 448
Minority Students 204
Diversity Index 47
Students with Disablities 71
Economically Disadvantaged 33%
Limited English Proficiency 9%
Gifted Students 11%

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools nearest to Cranbury Elementary School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a more complete listing of Norwalk schools, go to the Norwalk, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Norwalk Early Childhood Center N/A N/A D N/A
2 Wolfpit School B B- B- A
3 Silvermine Elementary School C+ C C A+
4 Miller-Driscoll School N/A N/A A N/A
5 King's Highway Elementary School A+ A+ A+ A+

Cranbury Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are at Cranbury Elementary School? 448 students.
  • Is Cranbury Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B-, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Cranbury Elementary School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Cranbury Elementary School? The school's number is (203) 846-3600. You can visit their website at http://ces.norwalkps.org/.
  • Where is Cranbury Elementary School? 5 Knowalot Lane, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851

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
Norwalk Early Childhood Center
11 Allen Road Norwalk, CT 06851
Wolfpit School
One Starlight Drive Norwalk, CT 06851
Silvermine Elementary School
157 Perry Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850
Miller-Driscoll School
217 Wolfpit Rd Wilton, CT 06897
King's Highway Elementary School
125 Post Rd West Westport, CT 06880