Whiting Lane School

Summary:

Whiting Lane School is an elementary school in West Hartford, Connecticut, serving 366 students in grades PK-5. It is part of the West Hartford School District, which is ranked 52 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Whiting Lane School consistently outperforms the West Hartford district and the state of Connecticut in standardized test scores, with 76.2% of 3rd graders and 74.5% of 5th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 64.6% and 66.2% for the district, and 45.5% and 51.3% for the state, respectively. In mathematics, 85.7% of 3rd graders and 70.9% of 5th graders were proficient or better, compared to 65.4% and 55.1% for the district, and 49.8% and 41.8% for the state. The school has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranks in the top 15% of elementary schools in Connecticut. Whiting Lane also has particularly strong performance among specific student subgroups, such as ranking 3 out of 296 Connecticut elementary schools for white students in 2017-2018.

Whiting Lane School has a diverse student population, with 52.19% White, 9.02% African American, 20.49% Hispanic, 10.93% Asian, and 6.01% two or more races. The school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 33.51% to 40.24%, which is higher than the nearby Morley School (15.05%) but lower than some Hartford-based schools like Breakthrough Magnet School South (66.47%) and Parkville Community School (71.21%). Whiting Lane's academic performance and overall school quality are significantly higher than the Hartford-based schools in the comparison group.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 47 Whiting Ln.
       West Hartford, CT  06119-1642


(860) 233-8541

District: West Hartford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
66th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $28,266 Help


Students who attend Whiting Lane School usually attend:

Middle:    Bristow Middle School
    King Philip Middle School
High:    Hall High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.5 Help
Number of students:  366

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.2%
Hispanic:
20.5%
Asian:
10.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Whiting Lane School ranks better than 86.6% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 2nd among 11 ranked elementary schools in the West Hartford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52.2%), Hispanic (20.5%), Asian (10.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Whiting Lane School is 9.5, which is the lowest among 11 elementary schools in the West Hartford School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Whiting Lane School is $28,266, which is the highest among 11 elementary schools in the West Hartford School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Whiting Lane School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

West Hartford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks West Hartford School District 52nd of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Whiting Lane School

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Rank History for all students at Whiting Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 63.01 282nd 570 50.5%
2007 71.87 207th 568 63.6%
2008 66.46 252nd 565 55.4%
2009 70.93 213th 566 62.4%
2010 64.63 276th 579 52.3%
2011 65.16 264th 565 53.3%
2012 69.58 228th 564 59.6%
2013 72.20 192nd 557 65.5%
2015 77.39 137th 551 75.1%
2016 82.53 94th 518 81.9%
2017 80.74 119th 519 77.1%
2018 79.61 123rd 532 76.9%
2019 84.71 81st 522 84.5%
2021 80.57 120th 538 77.7%
2022 79.49 110th 490 77.6%
2023 86.33 67th 491 86.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Whiting Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 81.73 47th 371 87.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Whiting Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 71.55 135th 455 70.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Whiting Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.50 74th 445 83.4%
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Rank History for White students at Whiting Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.85 3rd 296 99.0%
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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
Friday, August 29, 2014

Open Quote I went to Whiting Lane School and I am grateful my son gets to go there! I love how attentive and engaging they are with the students, and I am so impressed at how willing they are to help parents if their children have special needs. My son hasn't had any problems so far since this is his second full day of kindergarten, but when we went for the sit in I noticed a student who had special help from a TA while in the class and it was amazing to watch how well she helped with that student. I know my son is in good hands! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Whiting Lane School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 271 27 31 16 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1989 293 31 37 21 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1990 297 40 36 38 n/a n/a n/a 0 411
1991 285 40 54 33 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1992 293 54 42 36 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1993 310 45 38 51 1 n/a n/a 0 445
1994 307 57 34 56 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1995 257 24 27 47 0 n/a n/a 0 355
1996 257 24 27 47 0 n/a n/a 0 355
1997 239 26 19 37 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1998 308 31 19 49 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1999 302 42 28 51 2 n/a n/a 0 425
2000 299 38 22 46 1 n/a n/a 0 406
2001 303 51 28 61 0 n/a n/a 0 443
2002 299 63 28 56 2 n/a n/a 0 448
2003 299 63 28 56 2 n/a n/a 0 448
2004 317 56 48 55 0 n/a n/a 0 476
2005 340 57 60 65 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2006 433 70 76 85 2 n/a n/a 0 666
2007 327 53 56 58 0 n/a n/a 0 494
2008 317 59 54 73 1 n/a n/a 0 504
2009 308 58 58 70 2 n/a n/a 0 496
2010 314 57 45 87 2 n/a n/a 0 505
2011 322 62 51 98 0 0 18 0 551
2012 317 68 44 110 1 0 13 0 553
2013 315 60 49 96 0 0 18 0 538
2014 301 65 40 98 0 0 16 0 520
2015 282 54 34 94 0 1 17 0 482
2016 253 44 39 85 0 1 15 0 437
2017 227 43 34 78 1 1 12 0 396
2018 211 30 35 79 1 1 20 0 377
2019 196 29 35 67 0 1 23 0 351
2020 180 29 40 69 0 2 15 0 335
2021 169 37 40 75 0 1 6 0 328
2022 187 36 42 79 0 1 31 0 376
2023 191 33 40 75 3 2 22 0 366

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 Whiting Lane School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 345 26.0 13.2 n/a
1989 382 27.0 14.1 n/a
1990 411 28.7 14.3 n/a
1991 412 25.9 15.9 n/a
1992 425 27.1 15.6 22.6
1993 445 27.0 16.5 2.2
1994 454 29.7 15.3 31.1
1995 355 28.4 12.5 27
1996 355 28.4 12.5 27
1997 321 24.9 12.9 14.6
1998 407 23.2 17.5 12
1999 425 25.8 16.5 14.1
2000 406 26.1 15.6 13.5
2001 443 29.1 15.2 n/a
2002 448 41.9 10.7 15.6
2003 448 41.9 10.7 15.6
2004 476 43.4 11.0 16.8
2005 522 38.3 13.6 n/a
2006 666 40.5 16.4 12.2
2007 494 43.0 11.5 17.2
2008 504 43.2 11.7 16.7
2009 496 49.6 12.5 15.9
2010 505 43.3 11.6 16
2011 551 48.0 11.4 21.8
2012 553 47.3 11.6 21.3
2013 538 46.4 11.5 19.1
2014 520 47.2 11.0 24
2015 482 42.0 11.4 27.4
2016 437 40.0 10.9 30.2
2017 396 38.2 10.3 29.3
2018 377 37.8 9.9 26.5
2019 351 35.0 10.0 35.3
2020 335 35.2 9.5 40
2021 328 32.9 9.9 40.2
2022 376 35.2 10.6 33.5
2023 366 38.4 9.5 35.2

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 Whiting Lane School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 345 26.0 13.2 n/a
1989 382 27.0 14.1 n/a
1990 411 28.7 14.3 n/a
1991 412 25.9 15.9 n/a
1992 425 27.1 15.6 22.6
1993 445 27.0 16.5 2.2
1994 454 29.7 15.3 31.1
1995 355 28.4 12.5 27
1996 355 28.4 12.5 27
1997 321 24.9 12.9 14.6
1998 407 23.2 17.5 12
1999 425 25.8 16.5 14.1
2000 406 26.1 15.6 13.5
2001 443 29.1 15.2 n/a
2002 448 41.9 10.7 15.6
2003 448 41.9 10.7 15.6
2004 476 43.4 11.0 16.8
2005 522 38.3 13.6 n/a
2006 666 40.5 16.4 12.2
2007 494 43.0 11.5 17.2
2008 504 43.2 11.7 16.7
2009 496 49.6 12.5 15.9
2010 505 43.3 11.6 16
2011 551 48.0 11.4 21.8
2012 553 47.3 11.6 21.3
2013 538 46.4 11.5 19.1
2014 520 47.2 11.0 24
2015 482 42.0 11.4 27.4
2016 437 40.0 10.9 30.2
2017 396 38.2 10.3 29.3
2018 377 37.8 9.9 26.5
2019 351 35.0 10.0 35.3
2020 335 35.2 9.5 40
2021 328 32.9 9.9 40.2
2022 376 35.2 10.6 33.5
2023 366 38.4 9.5 35.2

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 Whiting Lane School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $26,222
2019 $25,220
2020 $27,171
2021 $28,266

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Whiting Lane School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 81st of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 67th of 491 Elementary schools
 1.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Whiting Lane School)68.876.2
 7.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Hartford School District)68.264.6
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Whiting Lane School)78.478.4
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Hartford School District)69.269.3
 0.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.649.2
 5.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Whiting Lane School)80.374.5
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Hartford School District)7266.2
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students351366
 4.3%
African American2933
 13.8%
American Indian03
Asian3540
 14.3%
Hispanic6775
 11.9%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White196191
 2.6%
Two or More Races2322
 4.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.3%35.2%
 0.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Whiting Lane School

Whiting Lane School ranks 66th of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Whiting Lane School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bristow Middle School
Middle : King Philip Middle School
High : Hall High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 366 students attended Whiting Lane School.

Students at Whiting Lane School are 52% White, 20% Hispanic, 11% Asian, 9% African American, 6% Two or more races.


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