#295 Elementary School in CT and #82 in Fairfield County

Jefferson Magnet School

75 Van Buren Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850

How Good is Jefferson Magnet School?

Report Card

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

Located in Norwalk, Connecticut, Jefferson Magnet School, is a Fairfield County school. Serving grades K-5, the school has 594 students and a student–teacher ratio of 18 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of B-. Compared to other state schools Jefferson Magnet School scores are average. The school ranks 82 for elementary schools in Fairfield County and 295 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. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. 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 determine a school’s academics grade. Jefferson Magnet School earned a grade of C+ for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C+
Test Performance Fair

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare numerous factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Jefferson Magnet 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 Fair
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


A school’s safety grade is calculated by inspecting inputs such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. For safety, Jefferson Magnet 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 N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


Information about the student body at Jefferson Magnet School is included below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 29%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 34%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 594
Minority Students 500
Diversity Index 48
Students with Disablities 47
Economically Disadvantaged 64%
Limited English Proficiency 25%
Gifted Students 4%

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools close to Jefferson Magnet School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Norwalk, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Kendall Elementary School C C- C A-
2 Tracey School C+ C B- A+
3 Side By Side Charter School B+ A- A- B-
4 Columbus Magnet School B- C+ B A
5 Naramake Elementary School B B- B+ B+

Jefferson Magnet School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are enrolled at Jefferson Magnet School? The school reported 594 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Jefferson Magnet 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 Jefferson Magnet School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Jefferson Magnet School? The school's number is (203) 899-2870. You can visit their website at http://jes.norwalkps.org/.
  • Where is Jefferson Magnet School? 75 Van Buren Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06850

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
Kendall Elementary School
57 Fillow Street Norwalk, CT 06850
Tracey School
20 Camp Street Norwalk, CT 06851
Side By Side Charter School
10 Chestnut St Norwalk, CT 06854
Columbus Magnet School
46 Concord Street Norwalk, CT 06854
Naramake Elementary School
16 King Street Norwalk, CT 06851