#167 Elementary School in CT and #55 in Fairfield County

Frank A. Berry School

200 Whittlesey Dr, Bethel, CT 06801

How Good is Frank A. Berry School?

Report Card

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

Frank A. Berry School is a elementary school located in Bethel, Connecticut. An enrollment of 542 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school received an overall grade of B+. Compared to other state schools Frank A. Berry School scores are slightly above average. The school ranks 55 for elementary schools in Fairfield County and 167 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The school data used in our analysis 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. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Connecticut standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics grade. Frank A. Berry School earned a grade of B+ for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B+
Test Performance Very Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect numerous factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Frank A. Berry School earned a grade of B- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is 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 B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. For safety, Frank A. Berry School performs significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

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


An overview of the student body of Frank A. Berry School is shown 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 542
Minority Students 161
Diversity Index 33
Students with Disablities 53
Economically Disadvantaged 16%
Limited English Proficiency 5%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools close to Frank A. Berry School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. To get a full list of schools in Bethel, visit the Bethel, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Anna H. Rockwell School A- B+ B+ A
2 Ralph M. T. Johnson School B B+ C C+
3 Shelter Rock School C+ B- D A-
4 South Street School C C- B- B+
5 Dps Early Childhood Center N/A N/A D N/A

Frank A. Berry School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Frank A. Berry School? 542
  • How good of a school is Frank A. Berry School? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Frank A. Berry School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Frank A. Berry School? The school's number is (203) 794-8680. You can visit their website at http://www.bethel.k12.ct.us/schools/frank_a__berry_school.
  • Where is Frank A. Berry School? 200 Whittlesey Dr, Bethel, Connecticut 06801

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
Anna H. Rockwell School
400 Whittlesey Dr Bethel, CT 06801
Ralph M. T. Johnson School
500 Whittlesey Dr Bethel, CT 06801
Shelter Rock School
2 Crows Nest Rd Danbury, CT 06810
South Street School
129 South St Danbury, CT 06810
Dps Early Childhood Center
17 Cottage Street Danbury, CT 06810