Totoket Valley Elementary School

Summary:

Totoket Valley Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Northford, Connecticut, serving grades 3-5 with a total enrollment of 326 students. The school is part of the North Branford School District, which is ranked 69 out of 151 districts in Connecticut and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Totoket Valley Elementary School consistently outperforms the state average in SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test scores for English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school's 5th-grade students achieved 70.1% proficiency in ELA and 57.9% in Mathematics, significantly higher than the state averages of 51.3% and 41.8%, respectively. The school's performance in NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) for 5th-grade science is also strong, with 57.4% proficiency compared to the state average of 48.4%. However, the school has a predominantly white student population, with 86.2% of students identifying as white, which is lower in diversity compared to nearby schools like Green Acres Elementary School and Montowese Elementary School.

Totoket Valley Elementary School also has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, with 21.78% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is lower than the nearby schools like Evarts C. Stevens School (37.14%) and Moses Y. Beach School (30.42%), indicating a higher socioeconomic status of the student population. The school's student-teacher ratio of 12:1 is consistent with the nearby schools and slightly lower than the state average.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 1388 Middletown Ave.
       Northford, CT  06472-1380


(203) 484-1455

District: North Branford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
150th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,541 Help


Students who attend Totoket Valley Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    North Branford Intermediate School
High:    North Branford High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  326

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.2%
Hispanic:
8.9%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.8% Help


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Compare Details Totoket Valley Elementary School ranks better than 69.5% of elementary schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (86.2%), Hispanic (8.9%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Totoket Valley Elementary School is 12. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Totoket Valley Elementary School is $18,541.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Totoket Valley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Totoket Valley Elementary School 150th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Totoket Valley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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North Branford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks North Branford School District 69th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Totoket Valley Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Totoket Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 58.99 308th 570 46.0%
2007 62.47 286th 568 49.6%
2008 60.58 306th 565 45.8%
2009 50.46 374th 566 33.9%
2010 58.76 317th 579 45.3%
2011 67.47 243rd 565 57.0%
2012 70.17 218th 564 61.3%
2013 70.21 214th 557 61.6%
2015 65.33 219th 551 60.3%
2016 59.21 224th 518 56.8%
2017 60.64 212th 519 59.2%
2018 53.75 258th 532 51.5%
2019 47.37 275th 522 47.3%
2021 64.29 216th 538 59.9%
2022 73.78 139th 490 71.6%
2023 73.22 151st 491 69.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Totoket Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 58.47 135th 371 63.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Totoket Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 38.15 39th 60 35.0%
2021 75.35 50th 302 83.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Totoket Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.99 160th 259 38.2%
2019 34.17 172nd 242 28.9%
2021 54.71 211th 455 53.6%
2022 72.23 84th 234 64.1%
2023 63.90 109th 230 52.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Totoket Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.55 170th 262 35.1%
2019 39.59 159th 247 35.6%
2021 64.72 160th 445 64.0%
2022 62.21 111th 232 52.2%
2023 66.94 104th 231 55.0%
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Rank History for White students at Totoket Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.07 256th 296 13.5%
2019 10.57 280th 295 5.1%
2021 33.71 234th 327 28.4%
2022 46.44 159th 252 36.9%
2023 43.72 174th 262 33.6%
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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 Totoket Valley Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 462 5 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1989 473 4 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 485
1990 512 5 3 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 523
1991 531 7 4 6 1 n/a n/a 0 549
1992 533 8 6 6 2 n/a n/a 0 555
1993 513 8 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 531
1994 506 6 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 522
1995 545 4 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1996 545 4 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1997 539 7 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 555
1998 556 11 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 572
1999 452 7 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2000 458 10 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 475
2001 505 4 10 4 0 n/a n/a 0 523
2002 484 7 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 501
2003 484 7 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 501
2004 474 10 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 498
2005 448 12 8 19 0 n/a n/a 0 487
2006 450 11 9 20 0 n/a n/a 0 490
2007 472 8 7 16 2 n/a n/a 0 505
2008 482 7 8 11 0 n/a n/a 0 508
2009 470 6 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 486
2010 444 8 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2011 482 11 12 10 3 0 0 0 518
2012 456 12 10 15 1 0 0 0 494
2013 426 15 9 18 0 0 0 0 468
2014 425 15 9 20 1 0 1 0 471
2015 388 14 8 19 0 0 1 0 430
2016 359 12 9 22 0 0 3 0 405
2017 344 11 12 18 1 0 5 0 391
2018 349 9 12 27 2 0 5 0 404
2019 352 7 11 29 1 0 0 0 400
2020 344 4 9 33 1 0 6 0 397
2021 303 0 8 27 0 0 5 0 343
2022 293 2 1 31 0 0 9 0 336
2023 281 4 4 29 0 0 8 0 326

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 Totoket Valley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 471 30.0 15.7 n/a
1989 485 30.6 15.8 n/a
1990 523 32.0 16.3 n/a
1991 549 35.0 15.6 n/a
1992 555 33.5 16.5 4.7
1993 531 34.0 15.6 0.4
1994 522 32.9 15.9 8.2
1995 558 33.0 16.9 7.3
1996 558 33.0 16.9 7.3
1997 555 34.1 16.3 5.4
1998 572 33.0 17.3 5.6
1999 464 30.4 15.3 8.8
2000 475 30.4 15.6 6.3
2001 523 29.4 17.8 n/a
2002 501 29.6 16.9 9.6
2003 501 29.6 16.9 9.6
2004 498 30.7 16.2 9.6
2005 487 24.9 19.6 n/a
2006 490 25.8 19.0 10.8
2007 505 25.8 19.6 11.1
2008 508 30.7 16.5 10.6
2009 486 32.4 16.3 9.9
2010 465 30.8 15.0 10.5
2011 518 35.8 14.4 13.7
2012 494 34.6 14.2 12.8
2013 468 33.8 13.8 13.5
2014 471 33.8 13.9 14.6
2015 430 32.0 13.4 15.8
2016 405 29.0 13.9 16.8
2017 391 28.5 13.7 17.1
2018 404 28.5 14.1 16.1
2019 400 29.7 13.4 24.3
2020 397 28.2 14.0 25.4
2021 343 28.2 12.1 22.4
2022 336 28.2 11.9 20.2
2023 326 27.0 12.0 21.8

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 Totoket Valley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 471 30.0 15.7 n/a
1989 485 30.6 15.8 n/a
1990 523 32.0 16.3 n/a
1991 549 35.0 15.6 n/a
1992 555 33.5 16.5 4.7
1993 531 34.0 15.6 0.4
1994 522 32.9 15.9 8.2
1995 558 33.0 16.9 7.3
1996 558 33.0 16.9 7.3
1997 555 34.1 16.3 5.4
1998 572 33.0 17.3 5.6
1999 464 30.4 15.3 8.8
2000 475 30.4 15.6 6.3
2001 523 29.4 17.8 n/a
2002 501 29.6 16.9 9.6
2003 501 29.6 16.9 9.6
2004 498 30.7 16.2 9.6
2005 487 24.9 19.6 n/a
2006 490 25.8 19.0 10.8
2007 505 25.8 19.6 11.1
2008 508 30.7 16.5 10.6
2009 486 32.4 16.3 9.9
2010 465 30.8 15.0 10.5
2011 518 35.8 14.4 13.7
2012 494 34.6 14.2 12.8
2013 468 33.8 13.8 13.5
2014 471 33.8 13.9 14.6
2015 430 32.0 13.4 15.8
2016 405 29.0 13.9 16.8
2017 391 28.5 13.7 17.1
2018 404 28.5 14.1 16.1
2019 400 29.7 13.4 24.3
2020 397 28.2 14.0 25.4
2021 343 28.2 12.1 22.4
2022 336 28.2 11.9 20.2
2023 326 27.0 12.0 21.8

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 Totoket Valley Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $14,515
2019 $15,210
2020 $16,254
2021 $18,541

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Totoket Valley Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 275th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 151st of 491 Elementary schools
 21.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Totoket Valley Elementary School)56.363.3
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Branford School District)56.362.7
 6.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Totoket Valley Elementary School)58.863.3
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Branford School District)58.862.7
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Totoket Valley Elementary School)51.760
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Branford School District)51.760
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Totoket Valley Elementary School)53.769.1
 15.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Branford School District)53.769.1
 15.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Totoket Valley Elementary School)55.170.1
 15%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Branford School District)54.770.1
 15.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Totoket Valley Elementary School)47.257.9
 10.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Branford School District)46.957.9
 11%
   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 Students400326
 18.5%
African American74
 42.9%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian114
 63.6%
Hispanic2929
Pacific Islander00
White352281
 20.2%
Two or More Races08
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.3%21.8%
 2.5%


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Students who attend Totoket Valley Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : North Branford Intermediate School
High : North Branford High School

Totoket Valley Elementary School ranks 150th of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 326 students attended Totoket Valley Elementary School.

Students at Totoket Valley Elementary School are 86% White, 9% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% Asian.


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