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