Littleton Elementary School

Summary:

Littleton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Morris Plains, New Jersey, serving 411 students in grades PK-5. As part of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District, which is ranked 109 out of 615 school districts in the state, Littleton Elementary is a standout performer with a unique racial makeup and consistently strong academic results.

One of Littleton Elementary's key strengths is its racial diversity, with a significantly higher percentage of Asian students (43.31%) compared to the district average and other nearby schools. This diversity is complemented by the school's excellent academic performance, with students consistently scoring well above state averages on standardized tests, particularly in 4th and 5th grade English Language Arts. Littleton Elementary also excels in supporting various student subgroups, including female, male, Asian, Hispanic, and English Language Learner students, often outperforming both the district and state.

While Littleton Elementary is a high-performing school, it is not the highest-ranked in the immediate area. Schools like Mount Tabor Elementary and Wildwood Elementary, which are part of the Mountain Lakes Public School District, consistently rank higher and have even stronger academic results. Additionally, Littleton Elementary's chronic absenteeism rate, while lower than the district average, is still relatively high compared to the top-performing schools in the area, suggesting a potential area for improvement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 250 Brooklawn Drive
       Morris Plains, NJ  07950


(973) 682-2847

District: Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
189th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,284 Help


Students who attend Littleton Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Brooklawn Middle School
High:    Parsippany Hills High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  411

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
43.3%
White:
39.9%
Hispanic:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.8% Help


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Compare Details Littleton Elementary School ranks better than 85.9% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 5th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.91. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (43.3%), White (39.9%), Hispanic (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Littleton Elementary School is 14.8, which is the highest among 10 elementary schools in the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Littleton Elementary School is $10,284. 6 elementary schools in the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Littleton Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Littleton Elementary School 189th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Littleton Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District 109th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Littleton Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Littleton Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 78.45 260th 1204 78.4%
2004 62.25 622nd 1298 52.1%
2005 79.87 181st 1303 86.1%
2006 73.71 372nd 1314 71.7%
2007 73.27 361st 1329 72.8%
2008 70.58 447th 1338 66.6%
2009 78.62 252nd 1346 81.3%
2010 76.08 314th 1354 76.8%
2011 78.26 270th 1360 80.1%
2012 74.15 394th 1363 71.1%
2013 80.70 223rd 1367 83.7%
2014 83.81 145th 1363 89.4%
2015 84.21 206th 1357 84.8%
2016 81.87 233rd 1346 82.7%
2017 86.19 157th 1352 88.4%
2018 93.52 39th 1353 97.1%
2019 85.44 169th 1360 87.6%
2021 92.94 77th 1317 94.2%
2022 90.18 119th 1345 91.2%
2023 85.91 189th 1342 85.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Littleton Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.03 10th 434 97.7%
2021 96.46 25th 411 93.9%
2022 97.65 23rd 489 95.3%
2023 89.87 59th 499 88.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Littleton Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.65 242nd 910 73.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Littleton Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.27 36th 1333 97.3%
2019 83.83 176th 1331 86.8%
2021 93.60 46th 1290 96.4%
2022 91.48 83rd 1326 93.7%
2023 85.76 163rd 1318 87.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Littleton Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.90 54th 1334 96.0%
2019 83.47 184th 1335 86.2%
2021 89.56 116th 1297 91.1%
2022 84.92 186th 1324 86.0%
2023 84.28 203rd 1315 84.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Littleton Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.34 38th 370 89.7%
2019 77.90 54th 370 85.4%
2021 75.93 67th 339 80.2%
2022 68.49 104th 348 70.1%
2023 62.59 137th 346 60.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Littleton Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.74 3rd 870 99.7%
2019 91.74 42nd 899 95.3%
2022 97.39 20th 953 97.9%
2023 68.89 246th 982 74.9%
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Rank History for White students at Littleton Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.18 118th 1022 88.5%
2019 56.75 442nd 1023 56.8%
2021 73.49 195th 964 79.8%
2022 69.23 283rd 976 71.0%
2023 61.03 374th 975 61.6%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey 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.

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Enrollment information for Littleton Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 282 11 32 2 1 n/a n/a 0 328
1989 289 9 42 2 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1990 284 15 40 5 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1991 286 14 41 4 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1992 291 11 49 10 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1993 296 6 51 12 1 n/a n/a 0 366
1994 307 9 76 7 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1995 321 9 90 10 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1996 321 9 90 10 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1998 340 7 100 11 0 n/a n/a 0 458
1999 316 4 87 10 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2000 309 4 84 8 0 n/a n/a 0 405
2001 324 7 97 14 0 n/a n/a 0 442
2002 320 11 98 19 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2003 320 11 98 19 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2004 322 13 96 17 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2005 326 15 89 20 0 n/a n/a 0 450
2006 318 11 107 18 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2007 305 22 119 19 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2008 264 17 114 15 0 n/a n/a 0 410
2009 228 14 109 29 0 0 11 0 391
2010 211 12 110 27 0 0 8 0 368
2011 199 14 135 32 0 0 12 0 392
2012 186 10 137 30 0 0 14 0 377
2013 171 10 146 27 0 1 15 0 370
2014 156 8 142 33 0 1 19 0 359
2015 154 8 155 35 0 1 14 0 367
2016 170 10 161 34 0 1 18 0 394
2017 159 12 160 40 0 1 17 0 389
2018 150 12 162 37 0 1 13 0 375
2019 158 19 170 43 0 0 15 0 405
2020 180 24 190 38 0 0 14 0 446
2021 168 21 189 33 0 0 11 0 422
2022 169 19 183 38 1 0 12 0 422
2023 164 18 178 38 0 0 13 0 411

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 Littleton Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 328 19.0 17.2 n/a
1989 342 20.0 17.1 n/a
1990 344 19.0 18.1 1.2
1991 345 18.0 19.1 1.2
1992 361 18.0 20.0 1.1
1993 366 18.5 19.8 1.1
1994 399 20.0 19.9 0.5
1995 430 21.5 20.0 1.2
1996 430 21.5 20.0 1.2
1998 458 23.5 19.5 1.3
1999 417 22.0 19.0 1.4
2000 405 22.0 18.4 0.7
2001 442 22.2 19.9 2.3
2002 448 26.0 17.2 3.3
2003 448 26.0 17.2 3.3
2004 448 28.0 16.0 2.9
2005 450 26.0 17.3 n/a
2006 454 26.0 17.5 3.7
2007 465 27.0 17.2 4.9
2008 410 21.0 19.5 4.9
2009 391 35.5 9.4 4.3
2010 368 20.0 18.4 3.8
2011 392 20.0 19.6 4.8
2012 377 28.0 13.4 3.4
2013 370 27.7 13.3 3.2
2014 359 28.2 12.7 4.2
2015 367 29.0 12.6 4.1
2016 394 27.0 14.5 6.3
2017 389 28.1 13.8 6.4
2018 375 30.1 12.4 5.1
2019 405 29.1 13.9 5.4
2020 446 26.5 16.8 4.3
2021 422 28.1 15.0 4
2022 422 28.5 14.8 3.3
2023 411 27.6 14.8 5.8

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 Littleton Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 328 19.0 17.2 n/a
1989 342 20.0 17.1 n/a
1990 344 19.0 18.1 1.2
1991 345 18.0 19.1 1.2
1992 361 18.0 20.0 1.1
1993 366 18.5 19.8 1.1
1994 399 20.0 19.9 0.5
1995 430 21.5 20.0 1.2
1996 430 21.5 20.0 1.2
1998 458 23.5 19.5 1.3
1999 417 22.0 19.0 1.4
2000 405 22.0 18.4 0.7
2001 442 22.2 19.9 2.3
2002 448 26.0 17.2 3.3
2003 448 26.0 17.2 3.3
2004 448 28.0 16.0 2.9
2005 450 26.0 17.3 n/a
2006 454 26.0 17.5 3.7
2007 465 27.0 17.2 4.9
2008 410 21.0 19.5 4.9
2009 391 35.5 9.4 4.3
2010 368 20.0 18.4 3.8
2011 392 20.0 19.6 4.8
2012 377 28.0 13.4 3.4
2013 370 27.7 13.3 3.2
2014 359 28.2 12.7 4.2
2015 367 29.0 12.6 4.1
2016 394 27.0 14.5 6.3
2017 389 28.1 13.8 6.4
2018 375 30.1 12.4 5.1
2019 405 29.1 13.9 5.4
2020 446 26.5 16.8 4.3
2021 422 28.1 15.0 4
2022 422 28.5 14.8 3.3
2023 411 27.6 14.8 5.8

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 Littleton Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $139 (1.4%) $10,145 (98.6%) $10,284

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Littleton Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 169th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 189th of 1342 Elementary schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Littleton Elementary School)64.465.5
 1.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)65.770.6
 4.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Littleton Elementary School)67.266.3
 0.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)75.475.3
 0.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Littleton Elementary School)83.379.5
 3.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)75.475.5
 0.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Littleton Elementary School)83.475.9
 7.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)73.774.1
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Littleton Elementary School)86.472.2
 14.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)76.974
 2.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Littleton Elementary School)77.362
 15.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)68.967.1
 1.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students405411
 1.5%
African American1918
 5.3%
American Indian00
Asian170178
 4.7%
Hispanic4338
 11.6%
Pacific Islander00
White158164
 3.8%
Two or More Races1513
 13.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.4%5.8%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Littleton Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 411 students attended Littleton Elementary School.

Students at Littleton Elementary School are 43% Asian, 40% White, 9% Hispanic, 4% African American, 3% Two or more races.

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

Middle : Brooklawn Middle School
High : Parsippany Hills High School

Littleton Elementary School ranks 189th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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