Parker Farms School

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Parker Farms School is an elementary school in Wallingford, Connecticut, serving 226 students in grades 3-5. The school is part of the Wallingford School District, which is ranked 97 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Parker Farms School has a higher percentage of Hispanic students (30.53%) compared to surrounding schools, its test scores are generally lower than the district and state averages. For example, the school's 3rd grade English Language Arts proficiency rate was 37.6% in 2022-2023, compared to the district's 48.7% and the state's 45.5%. Additionally, the school has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (43.81%) and a lower student-teacher ratio (8.8) than nearby schools. Despite these challenges, the school performs relatively well for certain subgroups, such as Hispanic students and students of low socioeconomic status.

The nearby Pond Hill School and Rock Hill School generally outperform Parker Farms School in terms of test scores and statewide rankings, though the Wallingford School District as a whole is ranked lower than the state average. Despite having higher per-student spending ($19,440 in 2018-2019) than surrounding schools, Parker Farms School's performance has steadily declined, suggesting that factors beyond funding, such as student demographics and school leadership, may be contributing to the school's challenges.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 30 Parker Farms Road
       Wallingford, CT  06492


(203) 294-6200

District: Wallingford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
291st of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,721 Help


Students who attend Parker Farms School usually attend:

Middle:    James H. Moran Middle School
High:    Mark T. Sheehan High School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.8 Help
Number of students:  226

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.7%
Hispanic:
30.5%
Asian:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.8% Help


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Compare Details Parker Farms School ranks worse than 59.1% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Wallingford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.34. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Parker Farms School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Wallingford School District. Racial makeup is: White (59.7%), Hispanic (30.5%), Asian (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Wallingford School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Parker Farms School is 8.8, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Wallingford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Parker Farms School is $20,721, which is the 3rd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Wallingford School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Parker Farms School:

SchoolDigger ranks Parker Farms School 291st of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Parker Farms School in the ranking list.)

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Wallingford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wallingford School District 97th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Parker Farms School

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Rank History for all students at Parker Farms School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.70 323rd 570 43.3%
2007 64.50 274th 568 51.8%
2008 71.59 202nd 565 64.2%
2009 63.57 282nd 566 50.2%
2010 51.08 362nd 579 37.5%
2011 57.12 320th 565 43.4%
2012 51.73 358th 564 36.5%
2013 46.04 371st 557 33.4%
2015 59.11 251st 551 54.4%
2016 48.67 270th 518 47.9%
2017 38.44 321st 519 38.2%
2018 38.89 327th 532 38.5%
2019 40.89 313th 522 40.0%
2021 48.51 273rd 538 49.3%
2022 48.41 256th 490 47.8%
2023 36.34 292nd 491 40.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Parker Farms School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 63.64 119th 371 67.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Parker Farms School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 66.26 77th 302 74.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Parker Farms School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.80 195th 259 24.7%
2019 31.75 178th 242 26.4%
2021 41.61 254th 455 44.2%
2022 53.48 129th 234 44.9%
2023 16.35 194th 230 15.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Parker Farms School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.24 192nd 262 26.7%
2019 29.75 182nd 247 26.3%
2021 44.66 237th 445 46.7%
2022 31.30 170th 232 26.7%
2023 26.38 171st 231 26.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Parker Farms School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 74.23 30th 173 82.7%
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Rank History for White students at Parker Farms School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.12 276th 296 6.8%
2019 16.96 267th 295 9.5%
2021 24.87 266th 327 18.7%
2022 37.77 184th 252 27.0%
2023 11.21 246th 262 6.1%
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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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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Parker Farms School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 422 9 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1989 432 11 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 457
1990 435 8 6 17 n/a n/a n/a 0 466
1991 452 11 5 24 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1992 430 11 6 18 1 n/a n/a 0 466
1993 423 10 11 18 1 n/a n/a 0 463
1994 412 10 13 15 1 n/a n/a 0 451
1995 416 8 12 28 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1996 416 8 12 28 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1997 333 5 21 54 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1998 351 7 23 50 1 n/a n/a 0 432
1999 347 6 17 45 1 n/a n/a 0 416
2000 302 16 19 48 0 n/a n/a 0 385
2001 289 19 17 58 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2002 295 15 18 59 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2003 295 15 18 59 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2004 271 16 16 68 1 n/a n/a 0 372
2005 261 13 20 96 1 n/a n/a 0 391
2006 283 18 25 95 0 n/a n/a 0 421
2007 233 10 29 84 0 n/a n/a 0 356
2008 239 4 28 81 0 n/a n/a 0 352
2009 229 9 24 87 0 n/a n/a 0 349
2010 220 20 23 92 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2011 256 18 19 49 0 0 0 0 342
2012 234 13 17 64 0 0 0 0 328
2013 226 16 21 62 0 0 2 0 327
2014 188 10 20 68 0 0 3 0 289
2015 179 8 19 78 1 0 2 0 287
2016 169 8 12 74 2 0 2 0 267
2017 175 6 9 65 2 1 4 0 262
2018 175 9 12 59 1 3 4 0 263
2019 179 8 12 59 0 3 5 0 266
2020 184 10 14 74 0 2 1 0 285
2021 149 5 8 71 0 0 5 0 238
2022 130 7 7 74 1 0 3 0 222
2023 135 4 14 69 1 0 3 0 226

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 Parker Farms School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 439 20.0 21.9 n/a
1989 457 22.0 20.7 n/a
1990 466 22.0 21.1 n/a
1991 492 24.0 20.5 n/a
1992 466 25.8 18.0 9.7
1993 463 26.0 17.8 1.1
1994 451 25.8 17.5 15.3
1995 464 26.3 17.6 15.5
1996 464 26.3 17.6 15.5
1997 413 23.3 17.7 18.4
1998 432 24.4 17.7 15
1999 416 26.3 15.8 26.2
2000 385 27.3 14.1 23.9
2001 383 27.9 13.7 n/a
2002 387 26.7 14.5 18.3
2003 387 26.7 14.5 18.3
2004 372 26.9 13.8 25
2005 391 26.4 14.8 n/a
2006 421 25.6 16.4 7.6
2007 356 26.5 13.4 14.6
2008 352 27.5 12.8 11.9
2009 349 29.9 12.7 12.6
2010 355 27.1 13.0 23.7
2011 342 26.7 12.7 17.3
2012 328 28.1 11.6 21
2013 327 27.2 12.0 26.6
2014 289 21.3 13.5 28.7
2015 287 25.0 11.4 32.1
2016 267 24.0 11.1 34.5
2017 262 25.2 10.3 31.3
2018 263 26.7 9.8 30
2019 266 24.4 10.8 39.8
2020 285 26.2 10.8 42.8
2021 238 24.2 9.8 43.3
2022 222 21.5 10.3 40.5
2023 226 25.6 8.8 43.8

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 Parker Farms School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 439 20.0 21.9 n/a
1989 457 22.0 20.7 n/a
1990 466 22.0 21.1 n/a
1991 492 24.0 20.5 n/a
1992 466 25.8 18.0 9.7
1993 463 26.0 17.8 1.1
1994 451 25.8 17.5 15.3
1995 464 26.3 17.6 15.5
1996 464 26.3 17.6 15.5
1997 413 23.3 17.7 18.4
1998 432 24.4 17.7 15
1999 416 26.3 15.8 26.2
2000 385 27.3 14.1 23.9
2001 383 27.9 13.7 n/a
2002 387 26.7 14.5 18.3
2003 387 26.7 14.5 18.3
2004 372 26.9 13.8 25
2005 391 26.4 14.8 n/a
2006 421 25.6 16.4 7.6
2007 356 26.5 13.4 14.6
2008 352 27.5 12.8 11.9
2009 349 29.9 12.7 12.6
2010 355 27.1 13.0 23.7
2011 342 26.7 12.7 17.3
2012 328 28.1 11.6 21
2013 327 27.2 12.0 26.6
2014 289 21.3 13.5 28.7
2015 287 25.0 11.4 32.1
2016 267 24.0 11.1 34.5
2017 262 25.2 10.3 31.3
2018 263 26.7 9.8 30
2019 266 24.4 10.8 39.8
2020 285 26.2 10.8 42.8
2021 238 24.2 9.8 43.3
2022 222 21.5 10.3 40.5
2023 226 25.6 8.8 43.8

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 Parker Farms School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $18,894
2019 $19,440
2020 $17,255
2021 $20,721

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Parker Farms School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 313th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 292nd of 491 Elementary schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Parker Farms School)51.137.6
 13.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)54.748.7
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Parker Farms School)53.342.4
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)5356.7
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Parker Farms School)48.950.6
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)46.950.5
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Parker Farms School)5047
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)49.350.8
 1.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Parker Farms School)54.942.4
 12.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)56.257.9
 1.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Parker Farms School)42.730.3
 12.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)43.347.5
 4.2%
   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 Students266226
 15%
African American84
 50%
American Indian01
Asian1214
 16.7%
Hispanic5969
 16.9%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White179135
 24.6%
Two or More Races53
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.8%43.8%
 4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 226 students attended Parker Farms School.

Parker Farms School ranks 291st of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Parker Farms School usually go on to attend:

Middle : James H. Moran Middle School
High : Mark T. Sheehan High School

Students at Parker Farms School are 60% White, 31% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 2% African American, 1% Two or more races.


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