Sandy Hook Elementary School

Public K-4

 12 Dickinson Drive
       Sandy Hook, CT  06482


(203) 426-7657

District: Newtown School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
106th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,928 Help


Students who attend Sandy Hook Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Newtown Middle School
    Reed Intermediate School
High:    Newtown High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.9 Help
Number of students:  365

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.5%
Hispanic:
12.6%
African American:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.3% Help


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Compare Details Sandy Hook Elementary School ranks better than 78.5% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Newtown School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.5%), Hispanic (12.6%), Asian (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Newtown School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandy Hook Elementary School is 10.9, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Newtown School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sandy Hook Elementary School is $18,928. 2 elementary schools in the Newtown School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sandy Hook Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandy Hook Elementary School 106th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Sandy Hook Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


White students:


Newtown School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Newtown School District 25th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 80.60 87th 570 84.7%
2007 84.40 24th 568 95.8%
2008 84.28 22nd 565 96.1%
2009 83.97 13th 566 97.7%
2010 86.01 6th 579 99.0%
2011 83.05 27th 565 95.2%
2012 81.42 52nd 564 90.8%
2015 76.01 151st 551 72.6%
2016 72.20 164th 518 68.3%
2017 80.61 120th 519 76.9%
2018 85.05 78th 532 85.3%
2019 76.81 149th 522 71.5%
2021 83.48 99th 538 81.6%
2022 86.97 56th 490 88.6%
2023 80.83 107th 491 78.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.22 20th 371 94.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.65 51st 259 80.3%
2021 84.15 71st 455 84.4%
2022 82.67 33rd 234 85.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.91 67th 262 74.4%
2019 63.95 116th 247 53.0%
2021 76.34 115th 445 74.2%
2022 78.08 60th 232 74.1%
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Rank History for White students at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.73 90th 296 69.6%
2019 47.16 186th 295 36.9%
2021 68.32 102nd 327 68.8%
2022 77.50 44th 252 82.5%
2023 71.97 73rd 262 72.1%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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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 Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 342 6 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1989 359 7 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 369
1990 354 5 5 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 367
1991 379 4 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 391
1992 366 8 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 380
1993 517 6 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 531
1994 546 5 8 3 1 n/a n/a 0 563
1995 595 7 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 611
1996 595 7 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 611
1997 617 3 6 9 1 n/a n/a 0 636
1998 614 3 11 9 1 n/a n/a 0 638
1999 638 5 10 13 2 n/a n/a 0 668
2000 665 6 11 17 1 n/a n/a 0 700
2001 682 6 18 16 1 n/a n/a 0 723
2002 731 11 25 14 1 n/a n/a 0 782
2003 731 11 25 14 1 n/a n/a 0 782
2004 626 6 30 15 0 n/a n/a 0 677
2005 615 8 25 10 0 n/a n/a 0 658
2006 718 13 29 16 0 n/a n/a 0 776
2007 616 11 26 18 0 n/a n/a 0 671
2008 580 14 22 23 0 n/a n/a 0 639
2009 569 16 26 22 0 n/a n/a 0 633
2010 559 12 30 24 0 n/a n/a 0 625
2011 518 9 27 21 0 0 0 0 575
2012 438 16 35 31 0 0 1 0 521
2013 389 15 23 22 0 0 5 0 454
2014 327 14 34 17 0 0 3 0 395
2015 305 13 26 12 0 0 3 0 359
2016 282 7 20 18 1 0 9 0 337
2017 303 5 12 22 1 0 13 0 356
2018 325 3 13 28 1 0 13 0 383
2019 302 3 12 38 1 0 8 0 364
2020 311 3 10 36 0 0 9 0 369
2021 299 2 9 39 0 2 5 0 356
2022 299 7 8 49 0 2 7 0 372
2023 294 9 9 46 0 1 6 0 365

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 Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 358 20.0 17.9 n/a
1989 369 19.5 18.9 n/a
1990 367 19.1 19.2 n/a
1991 391 21.0 18.6 n/a
1992 380 21.8 17.4 3.9
1993 531 28.9 18.4 0.4
1994 563 31.0 18.2 5.7
1995 611 34.2 17.9 5.7
1996 611 34.2 17.9 5.7
1997 636 40.5 15.7 3.9
1998 638 39.5 16.2 2
1999 668 42.4 15.8 3.3
2000 700 43.6 16.1 3.1
2001 723 44.1 16.4 n/a
2002 782 46.7 16.7 3.2
2003 782 46.7 16.7 3.2
2004 677 39.6 17.1 3.8
2005 658 37.7 17.5 n/a
2006 776 36.7 21.1 1.8
2007 671 39.3 17.1 3
2008 639 40.5 15.8 3.6
2009 633 44.2 15.9 4.1
2010 625 39.1 15.9 4
2011 575 38.2 15.0 5.4
2012 521 37.0 14.0 4.2
2013 454 35.7 12.6 5.1
2014 395 34.0 11.5 5.6
2015 359 31.0 11.5 6.7
2016 337 31.0 10.8 7.1
2017 356 29.1 12.2 10.1
2018 383 31.4 12.1 6.8
2019 364 30.5 11.9 14
2020 369 30.6 12.0 16
2021 356 31.2 11.3 17.1
2022 372 30.8 12.0 14.8
2023 365 33.4 10.9 17.3

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 Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 358 20.0 17.9 n/a
1989 369 19.5 18.9 n/a
1990 367 19.1 19.2 n/a
1991 391 21.0 18.6 n/a
1992 380 21.8 17.4 3.9
1993 531 28.9 18.4 0.4
1994 563 31.0 18.2 5.7
1995 611 34.2 17.9 5.7
1996 611 34.2 17.9 5.7
1997 636 40.5 15.7 3.9
1998 638 39.5 16.2 2
1999 668 42.4 15.8 3.3
2000 700 43.6 16.1 3.1
2001 723 44.1 16.4 n/a
2002 782 46.7 16.7 3.2
2003 782 46.7 16.7 3.2
2004 677 39.6 17.1 3.8
2005 658 37.7 17.5 n/a
2006 776 36.7 21.1 1.8
2007 671 39.3 17.1 3
2008 639 40.5 15.8 3.6
2009 633 44.2 15.9 4.1
2010 625 39.1 15.9 4
2011 575 38.2 15.0 5.4
2012 521 37.0 14.0 4.2
2013 454 35.7 12.6 5.1
2014 395 34.0 11.5 5.6
2015 359 31.0 11.5 6.7
2016 337 31.0 10.8 7.1
2017 356 29.1 12.2 10.1
2018 383 31.4 12.1 6.8
2019 364 30.5 11.9 14
2020 369 30.6 12.0 16
2021 356 31.2 11.3 17.1
2022 372 30.8 12.0 14.8
2023 365 33.4 10.9 17.3

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 Sandy Hook Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $16,521
2019 $18,196
2020 $17,723
2021 $18,928

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 149th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 107th of 491 Elementary schools
 6.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sandy Hook Elementary School)63.356.4
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Newtown School District)70.562.9
 7.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sandy Hook Elementary School)75.974.4
 1.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Newtown School District)7378.5
 5.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sandy Hook Elementary School)72.478.1
 5.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Newtown School District)75.875.7
 0.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sandy Hook Elementary School)77.675.3
 2.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Newtown School District)76.274
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students364365
 0.3%
African American39
 200%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian129
 25%
Hispanic3846
 21.1%
Pacific Islander01
White302294
 2.6%
Two or More Races86
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14%17.3%
 3.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandy Hook Elementary School

Students who attend Sandy Hook Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Newtown Middle School
Middle : Reed Intermediate School
High : Newtown High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 365 students attended Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Sandy Hook Elementary School ranks 106th of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Sandy Hook Elementary School are 81% White, 13% Hispanic, 2% African American, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.


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