Cranbury Elementary School

Public K-5

 10 Knowalot Lane
       Norwalk, CT  06851-1399


(203) 846-3600

District: Norwalk School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
277th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,987 Help


Students who attend Cranbury Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    West Rocks Middle School
High:    Norwalk High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  419

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.4%
Hispanic:
36.8%
African American:
9.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.8% Help


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Compare Details Cranbury Elementary School ranks worse than 56.3% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 3rd among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Norwalk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (43.4%), Hispanic (36.8%), African American (9.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cranbury Elementary School is 11.6, which is the 4th best among 12 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cranbury Elementary School is $19,987. 9 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cranbury Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cranbury Elementary School 277th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Cranbury Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Norwalk School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Norwalk School District 124th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cranbury Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Cranbury Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 49.67 365th 570 36.0%
2007 52.85 347th 568 38.9%
2008 50.06 360th 565 36.3%
2009 62.32 292nd 566 48.4%
2010 70.51 213th 579 63.2%
2011 74.80 165th 565 70.8%
2012 74.23 171st 564 69.7%
2013 76.49 146th 557 73.8%
2015 70.18 195th 551 64.6%
2016 57.04 234th 518 54.8%
2017 71.11 163rd 519 68.6%
2018 46.14 292nd 532 45.1%
2019 45.22 288th 522 44.8%
2021 42.52 292nd 538 45.7%
2022 40.64 282nd 490 42.4%
2023 41.00 278th 491 43.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cranbury Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 30.39 257th 371 30.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cranbury Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 47.09 152nd 302 49.7%
2022 32.12 53rd 70 24.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Cranbury Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.60 161st 259 37.8%
2021 35.99 276th 455 39.3%
2022 33.57 160th 234 31.6%
2023 23.66 173rd 230 24.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Cranbury Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.02 176th 262 32.8%
2021 39.04 256th 445 42.5%
2022 34.94 158th 232 31.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cranbury Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.03 57th 112 49.1%
2021 44.09 88th 173 49.1%
2022 60.14 31st 99 68.7%
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Rank History for White students at Cranbury Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.95 155th 296 47.6%
2019 52.62 163rd 295 44.7%
2021 57.05 147th 327 55.0%
2022 53.06 140th 252 44.4%
2023 45.86 166th 262 36.6%
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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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by a parent
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Open Quote As a parent with two small children (one with an iep), I am thankful for everything Cranbury elementary has done for my children. The teachers and therapists are experienced and nurturing. The environment is one that will no doubt leave a lasting positive impression on my children. The active PTO has done a fantastic job raising funds, which have outfitted smart boards in several of the classrooms and the library. My son, who had many challenges and struggled every morning in his prior school experiences now looks forward to every day at Cranbury school. He loves the online reading and math supplemental programs he accesses at home from any device and is reading way beyond his grade level. He is friends with children from a diverse array of backgrounds. This has given him a more worldly perspective within the settings of the quaint typically American looking schoolhouse. The energy of the new administration is infectious and the positive actions they have set in place already make me proud to be a parent here at Cranbury elementary school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cranbury Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 232 92 16 39 0 n/a n/a 0 379
1989 243 94 14 30 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1990 254 100 11 34 n/a n/a n/a 0 399
1991 276 102 8 36 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1992 269 116 11 24 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1993 278 108 14 27 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1994 298 130 17 34 0 n/a n/a 0 479
1995 334 122 19 44 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1996 334 122 19 44 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1997 336 122 12 48 0 n/a n/a 0 518
1998 344 120 13 42 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1999 361 125 12 39 0 n/a n/a 0 537
2000 322 119 10 49 0 n/a n/a 0 500
2001 320 129 9 66 0 n/a n/a 0 524
2002 296 127 7 58 0 n/a n/a 0 488
2003 296 127 7 58 0 n/a n/a 0 488
2004 283 117 10 73 0 n/a n/a 0 483
2005 282 117 7 84 0 n/a n/a 0 490
2006 326 125 14 100 0 n/a n/a 0 565
2007 280 90 17 77 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2008 290 69 19 86 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2009 279 64 19 104 0 n/a n/a 0 466
2010 280 71 24 106 0 n/a n/a 0 481
2011 283 67 25 110 0 0 1 0 486
2012 270 62 25 117 0 0 0 0 474
2013 281 63 31 128 0 0 0 0 503
2014 271 64 24 133 0 0 2 0 494
2015 276 70 23 132 0 1 0 0 502
2016 249 67 24 136 0 2 2 0 480
2017 244 56 32 112 0 2 2 0 448
2018 223 51 30 134 0 2 7 0 447
2019 215 45 26 131 0 2 11 0 430
2020 198 48 29 147 0 2 12 0 436
2021 186 43 31 153 0 3 17 0 433
2022 176 47 25 149 0 1 18 0 416
2023 182 41 20 154 0 1 21 0 419

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 Cranbury Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 379 24.0 15.7 n/a
1989 381 22.0 17.3 n/a
1990 399 24.0 16.6 n/a
1991 422 24.0 17.5 n/a
1992 420 26.9 15.6 16.2
1993 427 29.3 14.6 2.3
1994 479 32.1 14.9 26.7
1995 519 31.0 16.7 24.1
1996 519 31.0 16.7 24.1
1997 518 33.3 15.6 22.2
1998 519 34.3 15.1 24.9
1999 537 33.7 15.9 25.7
2000 500 33.7 14.8 25.8
2001 524 31.7 16.5 n/a
2002 488 34.3 14.2 25.8
2003 488 34.3 14.2 25.8
2004 483 32.7 14.8 26.9
2005 490 29.9 16.4 n/a
2006 565 31.6 17.9 23.4
2007 464 29.8 15.6 23.1
2008 464 30.6 15.2 28.4
2009 466 34.9 15.0 28.8
2010 481 31.6 15.2 32.6
2011 486 32.2 15.0 31.3
2012 474 31.2 15.1 34.8
2013 503 32.2 15.6 34.4
2014 494 33.2 14.8 37
2015 502 33.0 15.2 32.1
2016 480 30.0 16.0 39.4
2017 448 25.0 17.9 32.6
2018 447 28.4 15.7 30.4
2019 430 29.5 14.5 34.2
2020 436 30.0 14.5 39.9
2021 433 35.0 12.3 38.8
2022 416 31.5 13.2 34.9
2023 419 36.0 11.6 36.8

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 Cranbury Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 379 24.0 15.7 n/a
1989 381 22.0 17.3 n/a
1990 399 24.0 16.6 n/a
1991 422 24.0 17.5 n/a
1992 420 26.9 15.6 16.2
1993 427 29.3 14.6 2.3
1994 479 32.1 14.9 26.7
1995 519 31.0 16.7 24.1
1996 519 31.0 16.7 24.1
1997 518 33.3 15.6 22.2
1998 519 34.3 15.1 24.9
1999 537 33.7 15.9 25.7
2000 500 33.7 14.8 25.8
2001 524 31.7 16.5 n/a
2002 488 34.3 14.2 25.8
2003 488 34.3 14.2 25.8
2004 483 32.7 14.8 26.9
2005 490 29.9 16.4 n/a
2006 565 31.6 17.9 23.4
2007 464 29.8 15.6 23.1
2008 464 30.6 15.2 28.4
2009 466 34.9 15.0 28.8
2010 481 31.6 15.2 32.6
2011 486 32.2 15.0 31.3
2012 474 31.2 15.1 34.8
2013 503 32.2 15.6 34.4
2014 494 33.2 14.8 37
2015 502 33.0 15.2 32.1
2016 480 30.0 16.0 39.4
2017 448 25.0 17.9 32.6
2018 447 28.4 15.7 30.4
2019 430 29.5 14.5 34.2
2020 436 30.0 14.5 39.9
2021 433 35.0 12.3 38.8
2022 416 31.5 13.2 34.9
2023 419 36.0 11.6 36.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cranbury Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,342
2019 $19,049
2020 $19,146
2021 $19,987

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cranbury Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 288th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 278th of 491 Elementary schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cranbury Elementary School)53.244.4
 8.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Norwalk School District)45.832.6
 13.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cranbury Elementary School)49.446
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)46.839.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Cranbury Elementary School)52.943.5
 9.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Norwalk School District)48.936.3
 12.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Cranbury Elementary School)47.143.5
 3.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)46.637.5
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Cranbury Elementary School)61.754.2
 7.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Norwalk School District)52.843.7
 9.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Cranbury Elementary School)51.737.3
 14.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)41.230.9
 10.3%
   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 Students430419
 2.6%
African American4541
 8.9%
American Indian00
Asian2620
 23.1%
Hispanic131154
 17.6%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White215182
 15.3%
Two or More Races1121
 90.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.2%36.8%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cranbury Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 419 students attended Cranbury Elementary School.

Students at Cranbury Elementary School are 43% White, 37% Hispanic, 10% African American, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Cranbury Elementary School ranks 277th of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Cranbury Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : West Rocks Middle School
High : Norwalk High School


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