Ruth Chaffee School

Public PK, KG-4

 160 Superior Ave.
       Newington, CT  06111-3955


(860) 666-4687

District: Newington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
245th of 516 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,305 Help

Students who attend Ruth Chaffee School usually attend:

Middle:    John Wallace Middle School
High:    Newington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5
Number of students:  350

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.3%
Hispanic:
20.6%
Asian:
11.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.1%

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Compare Details Ruth Chaffee School ranks better than 52.5% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Newington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (54.3%), Hispanic (20.6%), Asian (11.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Newington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ruth Chaffee School is 13.5, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Newington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ruth Chaffee School is $17,305. 2 elementary schools in the Newington School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Ruth Chaffee School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ruth Chaffee School 245th of 516 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Ruth Chaffee School in the ranking list.)

Newington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Newington School District 86th of 153 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ruth Chaffee School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 71.22 211th 570 63.0%
2007 71.59 212th 568 62.7%
2008 75.08 161st 565 71.5%
2009 77.76 119th 566 79.0%
2010 79.63 97th 579 83.2%
2011 81.75 54th 565 90.4%
2012 76.38 135th 564 76.1%
2013 69.94 221st 557 60.3%
2015 71.49 191st 551 65.3%
2016 60.08 222nd 518 57.1%
2017 45.91 281st 519 45.9%
2018 58.47 236th 532 55.6%
2019 54.84 249th 522 52.3%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Open Quote I went to this school when I was in elementary and had the best learning experiences of my life! I am trying to find a home nearby so my son can go here. It's a great school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ruth Chaffee School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 404 20 8 10 1 n/a n/a 0 443
1989 420 21 13 11 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1990 430 32 22 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 486
1991 468 27 13 13 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1992 436 19 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1993 395 19 13 10 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1994 413 8 4 13 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1995 347 12 14 24 1 n/a n/a 0 398
1996 347 12 14 24 1 n/a n/a 0 398
1997 343 9 14 26 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1998 342 19 6 16 0 n/a n/a 0 383
1999 341 19 15 21 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2000 343 22 13 28 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2001 304 30 20 24 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2002 345 21 35 28 0 n/a n/a 0 429
2003 345 21 35 28 0 n/a n/a 0 429
2004 324 23 30 28 1 n/a n/a 0 406
2005 304 25 27 36 1 n/a n/a 0 393
2006 339 29 32 50 1 n/a n/a 0 451
2007 260 21 31 56 2 n/a n/a 0 370
2008 263 35 29 59 2 n/a n/a 0 388
2009 262 28 31 55 3 n/a n/a 0 379
2010 264 41 36 51 3 n/a n/a 0 395
2011 236 23 35 78 1 0 19 0 392
2012 246 24 41 80 0 0 17 0 408
2013 240 24 38 77 1 0 14 0 394
2014 225 27 37 60 0 0 15 0 364
2015 209 22 32 65 0 0 16 0 344
2016 204 21 29 62 0 0 15 0 331
2017 207 27 29 67 0 0 17 0 347
2018 193 24 28 62 0 0 20 0 327
2019 187 21 32 61 1 0 20 0 322
2020 179 20 35 65 1 0 24 0 324
2021 190 22 41 72 2 0 23 0 350

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 Ruth Chaffee School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 443 28.0 15.8 n/a
1989 465 29.0 16.0 n/a
1990 486 31.0 15.6 n/a
1991 521 32.0 16.2 n/a
1992 471 27.9 16.8 4.2
1993 437 26.4 16.6 0.2
1994 438 28.3 15.5 5.7
1995 398 24.8 16.0 6.8
1996 398 24.8 16.0 6.8
1997 392 27.6 14.2 5.9
1998 383 25.6 15.0 6.5
1999 396 27.8 14.2 10.4
2000 406 29.8 13.6 12.8
2001 378 27.8 13.6 n/a
2002 429 28.4 15.1 7.9
2003 429 28.4 15.1 7.9
2004 406 29.0 14.0 9.4
2005 393 26.1 15.1 n/a
2006 451 26.8 16.8 13.3
2007 370 25.1 14.7 19.7
2008 388 26.8 14.5 17.8
2009 379 30.4 13.3 17.2
2010 395 28.3 13.9 17
2011 392 29.1 13.4 14
2012 408 27.6 14.7 13.5
2013 394 27.6 14.2 16.5
2014 364 27.6 13.1 15.7
2015 344 27.0 12.7 20.6
2016 331 24.0 13.7 21.5
2017 347 24.6 14.1 20.7
2018 327 25.6 12.7 21.4
2019 322 21.5 14.9 29.2
2020 324 24.8 13.0 28.7
2021 350 25.8 13.5 31.1

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 Ruth Chaffee School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 443 28.0 15.8 n/a
1989 465 29.0 16.0 n/a
1990 486 31.0 15.6 n/a
1991 521 32.0 16.2 n/a
1992 471 27.9 16.8 4.2
1993 437 26.4 16.6 0.2
1994 438 28.3 15.5 5.7
1995 398 24.8 16.0 6.8
1996 398 24.8 16.0 6.8
1997 392 27.6 14.2 5.9
1998 383 25.6 15.0 6.5
1999 396 27.8 14.2 10.4
2000 406 29.8 13.6 12.8
2001 378 27.8 13.6 n/a
2002 429 28.4 15.1 7.9
2003 429 28.4 15.1 7.9
2004 406 29.0 14.0 9.4
2005 393 26.1 15.1 n/a
2006 451 26.8 16.8 13.3
2007 370 25.1 14.7 19.7
2008 388 26.8 14.5 17.8
2009 379 30.4 13.3 17.2
2010 395 28.3 13.9 17
2011 392 29.1 13.4 14
2012 408 27.6 14.7 13.5
2013 394 27.6 14.2 16.5
2014 364 27.6 13.1 15.7
2015 344 27.0 12.7 20.6
2016 331 24.0 13.7 21.5
2017 347 24.6 14.1 20.7
2018 327 25.6 12.7 21.4
2019 322 21.5 14.9 29.2
2020 324 24.8 13.0 28.7
2021 350 25.8 13.5 31.1

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 Ruth Chaffee School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $310 (1.7%) $17,882 (98.3%) $18,192
2019 $381 (2.2%) $16,924 (97.8%) $17,305

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ruth Chaffee School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students322350
 8.7%
African American2122
 4.8%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian3241
 28.1%
Hispanic6172
 18%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2023
 15%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.2%31.1%
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