Hindley Elementary School

Public K-5

 10 Nearwater Ln.
       Darien, CT  06820-5698


(203) 655-1323

District: Darien School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
11th of 522 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,773 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8
Number of students:  460

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.8%
Asian:
5.9%
Hispanic:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.7%

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Compare Details Hindley Elementary School ranks better than 97.9% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Darien School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Hindley Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Darien School District. Racial makeup is: White (82.8%), Asian (5.9%), Hispanic (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 0.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hindley Elementary School is 11.8. 2 elementary schools in the Darien School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hindley Elementary School is $21,773, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Darien School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Hindley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hindley Elementary School 11th of 522 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Hindley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Darien School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Darien School District 5th of 153 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hindley Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 86.33 14th 570 97.5%
2007 85.22 14th 568 97.5%
2008 87.20 3rd 565 99.5%
2009 85.79 3rd 566 99.5%
2010 83.12 32nd 579 94.5%
2011 84.60 12th 565 97.9%
2012 82.55 32nd 564 94.3%
2013 85.23 14th 557 97.5%
2015 91.08 26th 551 95.3%
2016 90.71 21st 518 95.9%
2017 90.82 24th 519 95.4%
2018 91.49 23rd 532 95.7%
2019 93.01 11th 522 97.9%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, February 5, 2016

Open Quote Hindley Elementary school is a warm and inviting environment for my grandchildren to learn. This happens to be more important than school test performance in my opinion.
I am a retired school teacher myself and know that it is essential for each child to feel embraced and seen as an individual. I think this was the unspoken word when I was a teacher. However, I do have concerns for the teachers that work tirelessly at
the demanding academic schedule that they must conform to. As a seasoned teacher I
have seen many teachers "burn out" because of these strict policies. I have nothing but respect for the teachers at Hindley. The students are thriving and it I can only give praise to the teachers. Hopefully they are given the support and care they need to keep up the wonderful work they are doing. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, July 18, 2011

Open Quote My daughter has attended Hindley from Kindergarten through 4th grade and my son has attended Hindley's pre-K program through 1st grade. They will be in the 5th and 2nd grades, respectively, this September and I can't say enough about this wonderful school. Rita Ferri and Melissa Barber (the principal and asst. principal) are excellent educators and handle issues head-on with decisiveness and compassion. They are always responsive and have made the effort to get to know all of the Hindley families.

My son has an IEP and has participated in a regular ed classroom for the last 2 years. With the special ed reading and writing supports, a well-trained school psychologist, an aide to assist him in the classroom (to stay on task) and language/speech therapy, he has thrived academically and socially. I truly feel the staff always has his best interests at heart.

Another bonus: Hindley has a great music program and offers music classes as part of the curriculum 2 times/week and the option for children to begin playing string instruments in 3rd grade and band instruments in 4th grade.

The parents are very involved in the classrooms and in fund-raising and special event planning for the school.

I would highly recommend Hindley. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hindley Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 261 0 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 271
1989 260 0 12 8 0 n/a n/a 0 280
1990 256 n/a 11 7 n/a n/a n/a 0 274
1991 263 1 11 7 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1992 268 3 13 7 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1993 267 3 17 7 1 n/a n/a 0 295
1994 286 3 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1995 332 0 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1996 332 0 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1997 348 0 17 8 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1998 345 0 17 3 0 n/a n/a 0 365
1999 363 2 19 6 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2000 371 2 20 5 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2001 385 2 23 10 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2002 435 8 0 2 19 n/a n/a 0 464
2003 435 8 0 2 19 n/a n/a 0 464
2004 466 4 10 1 13 n/a n/a 0 494
2005 471 3 12 3 9 n/a n/a 0 498
2006 541 3 10 5 8 n/a n/a 0 567
2007 509 2 5 4 4 n/a n/a 0 524
2008 497 5 11 4 2 n/a n/a 0 519
2009 496 4 11 6 1 n/a n/a 0 518
2010 527 3 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2011 536 5 30 22 0 0 0 0 593
2012 517 4 32 16 0 0 1 0 570
2013 528 2 31 16 0 0 2 0 579
2014 509 3 32 19 0 0 2 0 565
2015 504 3 29 16 0 0 4 0 556
2016 455 3 19 14 0 0 10 0 501
2017 434 2 19 18 0 0 18 0 491
2018 411 5 25 17 0 0 25 0 483
2019 386 4 28 19 0 0 23 0 460
2020 381 3 27 27 0 0 22 0 460

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hindley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 271 20.0 13.5 n/a
1989 280 18.9 14.8 n/a
1990 274 18.4 14.8 n/a
1991 282 19.6 14.3 n/a
1992 291 19.4 15.0 0.7
1993 295 19.8 14.9 0
1994 304 21.0 14.5 0.7
1995 349 22.7 15.4 0.9
1996 349 22.7 15.4 0.9
1997 373 28.7 13.0 0.3
1998 365 28.5 12.8 0.3
1999 390 27.3 14.3 0.3
2000 398 30.6 13.0 0.5
2001 420 34.1 12.3 n/a
2002 464 33.7 13.8 0.2
2003 464 33.7 13.8 0.2
2004 494 34.3 14.4 0.2
2005 498 31.4 15.9 n/a
2006 567 34.9 16.2 0.2
2007 524 36.9 14.2 n/a
2008 519 34.1 15.2 n/a
2009 518 42.0 14.7 n/a
2010 546 35.3 15.4 n/a
2011 593 39.3 15.0 n/a
2012 570 39.5 14.4 n/a
2013 579 42.2 13.7 0
2014 565 41.9 13.4 0
2015 556 41.0 13.5 2.9
2016 501 40.0 12.5 3.2
2017 491 39.5 12.4 1.6
2018 483 37.7 12.7 1
2019 460 36.7 12.5 1.5
2020 460 38.9 11.8 0.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Hindley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 271 20.0 13.5 n/a
1989 280 18.9 14.8 n/a
1990 274 18.4 14.8 n/a
1991 282 19.6 14.3 n/a
1992 291 19.4 15.0 0.7
1993 295 19.8 14.9 0
1994 304 21.0 14.5 0.7
1995 349 22.7 15.4 0.9
1996 349 22.7 15.4 0.9
1997 373 28.7 13.0 0.3
1998 365 28.5 12.8 0.3
1999 390 27.3 14.3 0.3
2000 398 30.6 13.0 0.5
2001 420 34.1 12.3 n/a
2002 464 33.7 13.8 0.2
2003 464 33.7 13.8 0.2
2004 494 34.3 14.4 0.2
2005 498 31.4 15.9 n/a
2006 567 34.9 16.2 0.2
2007 524 36.9 14.2 n/a
2008 519 34.1 15.2 n/a
2009 518 42.0 14.7 n/a
2010 546 35.3 15.4 n/a
2011 593 39.3 15.0 n/a
2012 570 39.5 14.4 n/a
2013 579 42.2 13.7 0
2014 565 41.9 13.4 0
2015 556 41.0 13.5 2.9
2016 501 40.0 12.5 3.2
2017 491 39.5 12.4 1.6
2018 483 37.7 12.7 1
2019 460 36.7 12.5 1.5
2020 460 38.9 11.8 0.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Hindley Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $290 (1.5%) $19,658 (98.5%) $19,948
2019 $369 (1.7%) $21,404 (98.3%) $21,773

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education




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