Ruth Chaffee School



Ruth Chaffee School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ruth Chaffee School Students by Grade
PK 2
K 73
1 78
2 78
3 86
4 77
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ruth Chaffee School is a public elementary school located in Newington, CT in the Newington School District. It enrolls 394 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ruth Chaffee School is the 338th largest public school in Connecticut and the 32,199th largest nationally. It has 14.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 394
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.65

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Ruth Chaffee School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 203
(52%)
1,437
(50%)
 Male 191
(48%)
1,463
(50%)

Ruth Chaffee School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 240
(61%)
1,867
(64%)
 Hispanic 77
(20%)
475
(16%)
 Asian 38
(10%)
276
(10%)
 Black 24
(6%)
147
(5%)
 Two or More 14
(4%)
128
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Ruth Chaffee School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 329
(84%)
2,356
(81%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 44
(11%)
406
(14%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 21
(5%)
138
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 637 ranked schools in Connecticut, Ruth Chaffee School is ranked 389th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ruth Chaffee School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (16.5%) is lower than the state average of 40.2%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Ruth Chaffee School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 451
2006 370
2007 388
2008 379
2009 395
2010 392
2011 408
2012 394

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.8
2006 14.7
2007 14.5
2008 12.5
2009 13.9
2010 13.4
2011 14.8
2012 14.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.1330376940133
2006 0.1972972972973
2007 0.17783505154639
2008 0.17150395778364
2009 0.16962025316456
2010 0.14030612244898
2011 0.13480392156863
2012 0.16497461928934

Compare Ruth Chaffee School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,223.5% 12.2:1
 
1,420.0% 14.2:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 16.5%
 
State Average 40.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 04 394 14.2:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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