#109 Elementary School in CT and #42 in Fairfield County

Veterans Park Elementary School

8 Governor St, Ridgefield, CT 06877

How Good is Veterans Park Elementary School?

Report Card

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

Veterans Park Elementary School is a elementary school in Ridgefield, Connecticut. It is in Fairfield County. The school reports an enrollment of 292 students in grades PK-5 and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.

This school performs above average when compared to other Connecticut schools. Veterans Park Elementary School received an overall grade of A- from The School Review. Of elementary schools, Veterans Park Elementary School ranks 109 in the state and 42 for its county.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


The academic score for a school is calculated by looking at a number of data points, such as student performance on Connecticut standardized tests. For academics, Veterans Park Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

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

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. For learning environment, Veterans Park Elementary School performs slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and received the grade of B+ for this measure.

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 Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


A school’s safety grade is calculated by inspecting inputs such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Veterans Park Elementary School performs above average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.

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


Information about the student body at Veterans Park Elementary School is listed below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 29%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 34%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 292
Minority Students 59
Diversity Index 23
Students with Disablities 26
Economically Disadvantaged 4%
Limited English Proficiency 3%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools near Veterans Park Elementary School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a full listing of Ridgefield schools, go to the Ridgefield, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Farmingville Elementary School A+ A A+ N/A
2 Branchville Elementary School A+ A+ A+ B
3 Scotland Elementary School A+ A+ A A-
4 Meadow Pond Elementary School A+ A+ A+ A-
5 Barlow Mountain Elementary School A+ A A+ A

Veterans Park Elementary 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 Veterans Park Elementary School? 292 students.
  • Is Veterans Park Elementary School a good 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 Veterans Park Elementary School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Veterans Park Elementary School? The school's number is (203) 894-5525. You can visit their website at http://www.ridgefield.org/veteranspark/index.htm.
  • Where is Veterans Park Elementary School? 8 Governor St, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

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
Farmingville Elementary School
324 Farmington Rd Ridgefield, CT 06877
Branchville Elementary School
40 Florida Rd Ridgefield, CT 06877
Scotland Elementary School
111 Barlow Mountain Rd Ridgefield, CT 06877
Meadow Pond Elementary School
185 Smith Ridge Rd South Salem, NY 10590
Barlow Mountain Elementary School
115 Barlow Mountain Rd Ridgefield, CT 06877