#52 Elementary School in CT and #27 in Fairfield County

Sandy Hook Elementary School

12 Dickinson Drive, Sandy Hook, CT 06482

How Good is Sandy Hook Elementary School?

Report Card

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

Located in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, Sandy Hook Elementary School, is a Fairfield County school. Serving grades K-4, the school has 356 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of A. Compared to other state schools Sandy Hook Elementary School scores are above average. The school ranks 27 for elementary schools in Fairfield County and 52 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Connecticut standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Sandy Hook Elementary School performs above average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A-.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A-
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is determined by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Sandy Hook Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

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 Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. The safety grade was not calculated for this school due a lack of reported data.

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


Basic student body information from Sandy Hook 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 356
Minority Students 53
Diversity Index 17
Students with Disablities 38
Economically Disadvantaged 10%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students N/A


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Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Sandy Hook Elementary School are listed. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a full directory of Sandy Hook schools, go to the Sandy Hook, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Hawley Elementary School A+ A A+ N/A
2 Head O'Meadow Elementary School A A A- N/A
3 Middle Gate Elementary School A B+ A+ A
4 Pomperaug School A A- A- A+
5 Gainfield Elementary School A A A+ C

Sandy Hook 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 Sandy Hook Elementary School? The school reported 356 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Sandy Hook Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Sandy Hook Elementary School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Sandy Hook Elementary School? The school's number is (203) 426-7657. You can visit their website at http://newtown.shs.schooldesk.net.
  • Where is Sandy Hook Elementary School? 12 Dickinson Drive, Sandy Hook, Connecticut 06482

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
Hawley Elementary School
29 Church Hill Rd Newtown, CT 06470
Head O'Meadow Elementary School
94 Boggs Hill Rd Newtown, CT 06470
Middle Gate Elementary School
7 Cold Spring Rd Newtown, CT 06470
Pomperaug School
607 Main St Southbury, CT 06488
Gainfield Elementary School
307 Old Field Rd Southbury, CT 06488