Samuel Staples Elementary School

Summary:

Samuel Staples Elementary School is a highly-rated public elementary school in Easton, Connecticut, serving 605 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Fairfield School District, which is ranked 5th out of 151 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Samuel Staples Elementary School consistently outperforms state and district averages in standardized test scores, with 72% of 3rd graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 45.5% statewide, and 82.6% of 3rd graders proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 49.8% statewide. The school has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranks 29th out of 491 Connecticut elementary schools. While the student population is predominantly white (75.04%), the school also has significant representation of Asian (8.43%) and Hispanic (7.77%) students, as well as smaller percentages of African American (3.8%) and students of two or more races (4.63%). Only 6.78% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively high socioeconomic status of the student population.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Dwight Elementary School in Fairfield and Middlebrook School in Trumbull, Samuel Staples Elementary School stands out with its exceptional academic performance and consistently high rankings. The school's low student-teacher ratio of 11.8 and sustained excellence over the years make it a highly desirable educational option for families in the Easton area.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 515 Morehouse Road
       Easton, CT  06612


(203) 261-3607

District: Easton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
29th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,326 Help


Students who attend Samuel Staples Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Helen Keller Middle School
High:    Joel Barlow High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  605

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.0%
Asian:
8.4%
Hispanic:
7.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.8% Help


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Compare Details Samuel Staples Elementary School ranks better than 94.1% of elementary schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75%), Asian (8.4%), Hispanic (7.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Samuel Staples Elementary School is 11.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Samuel Staples Elementary School is $20,326.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Samuel Staples Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Samuel Staples Elementary School 29th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Samuel Staples Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Easton School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Easton School District 5th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Samuel Staples Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Samuel Staples Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.49 63rd 570 88.9%
2007 83.97 27th 568 95.2%
2008 83.86 27th 565 95.2%
2009 84.66 9th 566 98.4%
2010 81.83 59th 579 89.8%
2011 81.93 48th 565 91.5%
2012 81.83 46th 564 91.8%
2013 82.12 60th 557 89.2%
2015 82.39 105th 551 80.9%
2016 91.94 14th 518 97.3%
2017 92.09 14th 519 97.3%
2018 90.85 29th 532 94.5%
2019 82.26 106th 522 79.7%
2021 88.32 65th 538 87.9%
2022 86.36 62nd 490 87.3%
2023 91.07 29th 491 94.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Samuel Staples Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.34 16th 259 93.8%
2019 77.60 63rd 242 74.0%
2021 83.91 73rd 455 84.0%
2022 80.83 47th 234 79.9%
2023 84.78 28th 230 87.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Samuel Staples Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.89 30th 262 88.5%
2019 75.74 69th 247 72.1%
2021 87.62 50th 445 88.8%
2022 82.46 38th 232 83.6%
2023 87.05 21st 231 90.9%
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Rank History for White students at Samuel Staples Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.54 21st 296 92.9%
2019 68.28 90th 295 69.5%
2021 76.85 66th 327 79.8%
2022 75.37 58th 252 77.0%
2023 77.45 47th 262 82.1%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Samuel Staples Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 425 1 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1989 450 1 12 3 0 n/a n/a 0 466
1990 429 n/a 9 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 441
1991 427 0 13 3 0 n/a n/a 0 443
1992 444 0 13 2 0 n/a n/a 0 459
1993 442 0 14 7 0 n/a n/a 0 463
1994 495 0 16 9 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1995 548 1 10 8 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1996 548 1 10 8 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1997 582 0 14 7 0 n/a n/a 0 603
1998 601 1 15 8 0 n/a n/a 0 625
1999 631 3 15 11 0 n/a n/a 0 660
2000 651 4 20 12 0 n/a n/a 0 687
2001 669 0 19 16 0 n/a n/a 0 704
2002 574 2 21 7 0 n/a n/a 0 604
2003 574 2 21 7 0 n/a n/a 0 604
2004 588 5 21 7 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2005 599 7 23 10 0 n/a n/a 0 639
2006 726 11 28 17 0 n/a n/a 0 782
2007 724 7 25 25 0 n/a n/a 0 781
2008 738 8 29 26 0 n/a n/a 0 801
2009 703 9 34 23 0 n/a n/a 0 769
2010 667 6 39 18 0 n/a n/a 0 730
2011 635 5 39 23 0 0 3 0 705
2012 576 6 41 30 2 0 11 0 666
2013 543 7 38 29 1 0 11 0 629
2014 531 8 42 21 4 0 4 0 610
2015 507 5 38 38 1 1 22 0 612
2016 515 6 30 41 1 1 18 0 612
2017 473 5 30 33 0 1 21 0 563
2018 480 6 34 36 0 1 22 0 579
2019 468 8 33 40 0 1 15 0 565
2020 459 13 31 40 0 1 17 0 561
2021 430 19 31 40 0 2 17 0 539
2022 441 23 44 44 0 2 23 0 577
2023 454 23 51 47 0 2 28 0 605

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 Samuel Staples Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 431 31.0 13.9 n/a
1989 466 31.1 14.9 n/a
1990 441 31.3 14.0 n/a
1991 443 28.8 15.3 n/a
1992 459 28.9 15.8 0.9
1993 463 25.6 18.1 0
1994 520 29.5 17.6 1
1995 567 33.2 17.1 1.9
1996 567 33.2 17.1 1.9
1997 603 35.4 17.0 1.5
1998 625 40.6 15.4 1.4
1999 660 42.9 15.4 1.8
2000 687 43.7 15.7 1.7
2001 704 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 604 44.2 13.7 1
2003 604 44.2 13.7 1
2004 621 43.5 14.3 0
2005 639 42.3 15.1 n/a
2006 782 50.4 15.5 0.6
2007 781 52.4 14.9 n/a
2008 801 52.7 15.2 0.5
2009 769 59.4 14.8 1.7
2010 730 53.0 13.7 1.8
2011 705 50.6 13.9 1.4
2012 666 47.9 13.8 2.1
2013 629 n/a n/a 2.1
2014 610 n/a n/a 3.4
2015 612 47.0 13.0 3.9
2016 612 52.0 11.7 3.9
2017 563 44.9 12.5 3
2018 579 49.9 11.6 2.8
2019 565 46.6 12.1 8
2020 561 42.6 13.1 9.8
2021 539 45.1 11.9 9.1
2022 577 44.1 13.0 10.2
2023 605 51.0 11.8 6.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Samuel Staples Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 431 31.0 13.9 n/a
1989 466 31.1 14.9 n/a
1990 441 31.3 14.0 n/a
1991 443 28.8 15.3 n/a
1992 459 28.9 15.8 0.9
1993 463 25.6 18.1 0
1994 520 29.5 17.6 1
1995 567 33.2 17.1 1.9
1996 567 33.2 17.1 1.9
1997 603 35.4 17.0 1.5
1998 625 40.6 15.4 1.4
1999 660 42.9 15.4 1.8
2000 687 43.7 15.7 1.7
2001 704 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 604 44.2 13.7 1
2003 604 44.2 13.7 1
2004 621 43.5 14.3 0
2005 639 42.3 15.1 n/a
2006 782 50.4 15.5 0.6
2007 781 52.4 14.9 n/a
2008 801 52.7 15.2 0.5
2009 769 59.4 14.8 1.7
2010 730 53.0 13.7 1.8
2011 705 50.6 13.9 1.4
2012 666 47.9 13.8 2.1
2013 629 n/a n/a 2.1
2014 610 n/a n/a 3.4
2015 612 47.0 13.0 3.9
2016 612 52.0 11.7 3.9
2017 563 44.9 12.5 3
2018 579 49.9 11.6 2.8
2019 565 46.6 12.1 8
2020 561 42.6 13.1 9.8
2021 539 45.1 11.9 9.1
2022 577 44.1 13.0 10.2
2023 605 51.0 11.8 6.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Samuel Staples Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,971
2019 $18,497
2020 $18,266
2021 $20,326

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Samuel Staples Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 106th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 29th of 491 Elementary schools
 14.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Staples Elementary School)70.572
 1.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Easton School District)70.572
 1.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Samuel Staples Elementary School)78.482.6
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Easton School District)78.482.6
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Staples Elementary School)82.676.6
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Easton School District)82.676.6
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Samuel Staples Elementary School)82.677.7
 4.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Easton School District)82.677.7
 4.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Samuel Staples Elementary School)71.786.6
 14.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Easton School District)71.785.7
 14%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Samuel Staples Elementary School)68.482.5
 14.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Easton School District)68.481.6
 13.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.541.8
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students565605
 7.1%
African American823
 187.5%
American Indian00
Asian3351
 54.5%
Hispanic4047
 17.5%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White468454
 3%
Two or More Races1528
 86.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8%6.8%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Samuel Staples Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 605 students attended Samuel Staples Elementary School.

Students at Samuel Staples Elementary School are 75% White, 8% Asian, 8% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 4% African American.

Yes. Samuel Staples Elementary School ranks in the top 5.9% of Connecticut elementary schools.

Students who attend Samuel Staples Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Helen Keller Middle School
High : Joel Barlow High School


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