Best Public Schools in Northfield, VT


Summary:

The city of Northfield, Vermont is home to two public schools: Northfield Elementary School and Northfield Middle/High School, both part of the Paine Mountain Union School District #68. While the two schools share the same district, they exhibit notable differences in academic performance, with Northfield Middle/High School outperforming Northfield Elementary School across several key metrics.

Northfield Middle/High School stands out as the higher-performing school, earning a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to Northfield Elementary's 2-star rating. The middle/high school also boasts stronger test scores, with a higher percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics across most grade levels, surpassing the state averages. In contrast, Northfield Elementary School struggles with significantly lower proficiency rates in Mathematics, particularly in grades 3 and 4.

Despite the performance gap, both schools share similar demographic profiles, with a majority white student population and around 20% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. However, the schools differ in their spending per student, with Northfield Middle/High School spending $12,473 per student, compared to $9,314 per student at Northfield Elementary School. Additionally, Northfield Middle/High School maintains a lower student-teacher ratio of 10.2:1, while Northfield Elementary School has a ratio of 16:1, which may contribute to the observed differences in academic achievement.

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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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