Saugatuck Elementary School

Summary:

Saugatuck Elementary School is a highly-ranked public elementary school in Westport, Connecticut, serving 434 students in grades K-5. As part of the Westport School District, which is ranked 8th out of 151 districts in the state, Saugatuck Elementary has consistently maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past decade, indicating its strong academic performance.

Saugatuck Elementary School consistently outperforms the state and district averages in standardized test scores, with 79.7% of 3rd graders, 82.4% of 4th graders, and 76.8% of 5th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 45.5%, 48.8%, and 51.3%, respectively. The school also has a relatively diverse student population, with 78.34% White, 2.3% African American, 8.53% Hispanic, and 4.38% Asian students, which is higher than some nearby schools like Long Lots School and Coleytown Elementary School. Additionally, Saugatuck Elementary has a very low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at only 2.53%, and a low student-teacher ratio of 10.8, both of which are significantly better than the state and district averages.

Saugatuck Elementary School's consistent high performance, low student-teacher ratio, and diverse student population make it a standout institution within the Westport School District. However, the school's relatively high socioeconomic status and racial imbalance suggest areas for potential improvement to ensure equitable access to quality education for all students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 170 Riverside Ave.
       Westport, CT  06880


(203) 221-2910

District: Westport School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
39th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,980 Help


Students who attend Saugatuck Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Bedford Middle School
High:    Staples High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  434

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.3%
Hispanic:
8.5%
Two or more races:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Saugatuck Elementary School ranks better than 92.1% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Westport School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Saugatuck Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Westport School District. Racial makeup is: White (78.3%), Hispanic (8.5%), two or more races (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Saugatuck Elementary School is 10.8, which is the 2nd best among 5 elementary schools in the Westport School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Saugatuck Elementary School is $23,980. 2 elementary schools in the Westport School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Saugatuck Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Saugatuck Elementary School 39th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Saugatuck Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Westport School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Westport School District 8th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Saugatuck Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Saugatuck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.03 69th 570 87.9%
2007 80.25 82nd 568 85.6%
2008 86.25 7th 565 98.8%
2009 81.14 61st 566 89.2%
2010 82.01 54th 579 90.7%
2011 81.43 60th 565 89.4%
2012 84.99 5th 564 99.1%
2013 86.22 5th 557 99.1%
2015 90.24 28th 551 94.9%
2016 88.35 44th 518 91.5%
2017 89.76 29th 519 94.4%
2018 89.67 40th 532 92.5%
2019 91.06 26th 522 95.0%
2021 90.81 45th 538 91.6%
2022 88.69 43rd 490 91.2%
2023 89.61 39th 491 92.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Saugatuck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.16 41st 259 84.2%
2019 84.05 31st 242 87.2%
2021 85.99 57th 455 87.5%
2022 79.69 55th 234 76.5%
2023 77.76 67th 230 70.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Saugatuck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.03 17th 262 93.5%
2019 90.52 10th 247 96.0%
2021 90.33 33rd 445 92.6%
2022 81.15 47th 232 79.7%
2023 88.93 14th 231 93.9%
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Rank History for White students at Saugatuck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.12 49th 296 83.4%
2019 83.48 29th 295 90.2%
2021 80.46 46th 327 85.9%
2022 74.27 64th 252 74.6%
2023 74.91 62nd 262 76.3%
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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 Saugatuck Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 442 1 19 7 0 n/a n/a 0 469
2003 442 1 19 7 0 n/a n/a 0 469
2004 449 1 23 8 0 n/a n/a 0 481
2005 456 1 22 8 0 n/a n/a 0 487
2006 538 1 21 9 0 n/a n/a 0 569
2007 470 1 13 4 1 n/a n/a 0 489
2008 469 4 16 16 1 n/a n/a 0 506
2009 484 5 12 17 1 n/a n/a 0 519
2010 487 9 10 18 1 n/a n/a 0 525
2011 493 6 10 17 0 0 4 0 530
2012 476 7 16 16 0 0 7 0 522
2013 471 4 22 14 0 0 13 0 524
2014 470 5 18 14 0 0 16 0 523
2015 450 5 25 13 0 0 25 0 518
2016 429 5 34 13 0 0 35 0 516
2017 403 6 28 12 0 0 34 0 483
2018 404 5 25 16 0 0 33 0 483
2019 382 7 25 24 0 0 28 0 466
2020 340 6 24 23 0 0 29 0 422
2021 322 10 22 22 1 0 32 0 409
2022 327 10 22 29 1 0 32 0 421
2023 340 10 19 37 1 0 27 0 434

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 Saugatuck Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 469 35.7 13.1 1.1
2003 469 35.7 13.1 1.1
2004 481 39.4 12.2 1
2005 487 39.1 12.5 n/a
2006 569 39.2 14.5 0.5
2007 489 38.6 12.7 n/a
2008 506 42.0 12.0 0.8
2009 519 49.1 11.8 1.3
2010 525 46.2 11.3 2.5
2011 530 45.6 11.6 3
2012 522 46.1 11.3 2.3
2013 524 43.6 12.0 2.1
2014 523 44.4 11.7 1.3
2015 518 39.0 13.2 1.7
2016 516 43.0 12.0 1.7
2017 483 40.4 11.9 2.3
2018 483 41.1 11.7 1.9
2019 466 35.7 13.0 1.7
2020 422 38.8 10.8 2.6
2021 409 38.4 10.6 2.4
2022 421 37.0 11.3 2.4
2023 434 39.9 10.8 2.5

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 Saugatuck Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 469 35.7 13.1 1.1
2003 469 35.7 13.1 1.1
2004 481 39.4 12.2 1
2005 487 39.1 12.5 n/a
2006 569 39.2 14.5 0.5
2007 489 38.6 12.7 n/a
2008 506 42.0 12.0 0.8
2009 519 49.1 11.8 1.3
2010 525 46.2 11.3 2.5
2011 530 45.6 11.6 3
2012 522 46.1 11.3 2.3
2013 524 43.6 12.0 2.1
2014 523 44.4 11.7 1.3
2015 518 39.0 13.2 1.7
2016 516 43.0 12.0 1.7
2017 483 40.4 11.9 2.3
2018 483 41.1 11.7 1.9
2019 466 35.7 13.0 1.7
2020 422 38.8 10.8 2.6
2021 409 38.4 10.6 2.4
2022 421 37.0 11.3 2.4
2023 434 39.9 10.8 2.5

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 Saugatuck Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $21,294
2019 $21,848
2020 $24,243
2021 $23,980

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Saugatuck Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 26th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 39th of 491 Elementary schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Saugatuck Elementary School)89.779.7
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westport School District)83.573.8
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Saugatuck Elementary School)82.179.4
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Westport School District)85.179.4
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Saugatuck Elementary School)88.282.4
 5.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Westport School District)87.285.9
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Saugatuck Elementary School)82.485.3
 2.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Westport School District)85.687.4
 1.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Saugatuck Elementary School)84.576.8
 7.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Westport School District)87.680.9
 6.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Saugatuck Elementary School)79.470.7
 8.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Westport School District)8278.1
 3.9%
   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 Students466434
 6.9%
African American710
 42.9%
American Indian01
Asian2519
 24%
Hispanic2437
 54.2%
Pacific Islander00
White382340
 11%
Two or More Races2827
 3.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.7%2.5%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Saugatuck Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 434 students attended Saugatuck Elementary School.

Yes. Saugatuck Elementary School ranks in the top 7.9% of Connecticut elementary schools.

Students at Saugatuck Elementary School are 78% White, 9% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% Asian, 2% African American.

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

Middle : Bedford Middle School
High : Staples High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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