Branford School District


The Branford School District in Connecticut comprises 5 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, serving students from diverse backgrounds. The district's schools exhibit a range of performance levels, with some standout institutions like John B. Sliney School leading the way in academic achievement and student-teacher ratios.

Among the elementary schools, John B. Sliney School stands out with the lowest student-teacher ratio (9.7) and the highest proficiency rates in SBAC English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3 and 4, outperforming the district and state averages. In contrast, Mary R. Tisko School has the highest student-teacher ratio (11.8) among the elementary schools. The district's high school, Branford High School, has seen a decline in its statewide ranking, dropping from 44th out of 121 Connecticut high schools in 2018-2019 to 83rd out of 200 in 2020-2021.

The district's schools also exhibit varying levels of diversity and socioeconomic challenges. Mary T. Murphy School has the most diverse student population and the highest free/reduced lunch rate (43.72%) in the district, which may contribute to its lower proficiency rates in SBAC English Language Arts for grade 3 compared to the district and state averages. Overall, the Branford School District presents a complex landscape, with both high-performing and underperforming schools, highlighting the need for targeted interventions and resource allocation to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students.

District Detail

 185 Damascus Road
Branford, CT 06405

 (203) 488-7276

SchoolDigger Rank:
86th of 151 Connecticut districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 2,578

Primary Schools: 3
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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