#355 Elementary School in CT and #97 in Fairfield County

Ellsworth Avenue School

53 Ellsworth Ave, Danbury, CT 06810

How Good is Ellsworth Avenue School?

Report Card

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

Ellsworth Avenue School is in Danbury, Connecticut and is a Fairfield County school. Serving grades PK-5, the school has 450 students and a student–teacher ratio of 16 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of C+. Compared to other state schools Ellsworth Avenue School scores are slightly below average. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 355 for Connecticut and 97 in Fairfield County.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. 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 determine a school’s academics score. For academics, Ellsworth Avenue School performs slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of C for this measure.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C
Test Performance Fair

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Ellsworth Avenue School performs average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B.

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


A school’s safety grade is determined by inspecting inputs such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Due to insufficient data the safety grade was not able to be determined for this school.

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


The demographics of the student body at Ellsworth Avenue School are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 29%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 34%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 450
Minority Students 346
Diversity Index 37
Students with Disablities 29
Economically Disadvantaged 78%
Limited English Proficiency 52%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools near Ellsworth Avenue School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for each of the nearby schools. For a full list of schools in Danbury, visit the Danbury, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Dps Early Childhood Center N/A N/A D N/A
2 Hayestown Avenue School B- C+ C A+
3 Morris Street School B- C+ B+ N/A
4 South Street School C C- B- B+
5 Park Avenue School C C C B-

Ellsworth Avenue School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are at Ellsworth Avenue School? The school reported 450 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Ellsworth Avenue School? The school received an overall grade of C+, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Ellsworth Avenue School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Ellsworth Avenue School? The school's number is (203) 797-4740. You can visit their website at http://www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/raweb/index.htm.
  • Where is Ellsworth Avenue School? 53 Ellsworth Ave, Danbury, Connecticut 06810

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
Dps Early Childhood Center
17 Cottage Street Danbury, CT 06810
Hayestown Avenue School
42 Tamarack Ave Danbury, CT 06811
Morris Street School
28 Morris St Danbury, CT 06810
South Street School
129 South St Danbury, CT 06810
Park Avenue School
82 Park Ave Danbury, CT 06810