Newton School

Summary:

Newton School is a high-performing elementary school located in South Strafford, Vermont, serving grades PK-8 with a total enrollment of 126 students. The school is part of the Thetford School District, which is ranked 1 out of 51 districts in Vermont and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Newton School consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Vermont, with students demonstrating significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 85.71% of 6th-grade students at Newton School were proficient or better in ELA and Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 55.65% and 52.7%, respectively. However, the school has a relatively homogeneous student population, with over 90% of students identifying as White, in contrast to nearby schools like White River School and Ottauquechee School, which have more diverse student populations.

Newton School also has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 23.02% to 30.17% over the past three years, compared to the nearby schools, which have free and reduced lunch rates ranging from 18.72% to 44.16%. Additionally, the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 10.4 to 12.2 over the past three years, which is lower than the nearby schools, which have ratios ranging from 8.6 to 12.4. These factors suggest that Newton School is able to allocate resources effectively and provide more individualized attention and support for its students, contributing to the school's strong academic performance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 243 VT Route 132
       South Strafford, VT  05070


(802) 765-4351

District: Strafford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 113 Vermont Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,823 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.4 Help
Number of students:  126

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.5%
Hispanic:
4.8%
Two or more races:
4.8%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Newton School ranks better than 98.2% of elementary schools in Vermont. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.98. (See more...)
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Compare Details Newton School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.63. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.5%), Hispanic (4.8%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Newton School is 10.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Newton School is $15,823.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Newton School:

SchoolDigger ranks Newton School 2nd of 113 Vermont public elementary schools. (See Newton School in the ranking list.)

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Strafford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Strafford School District 1st of 51 Vermont school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Newton School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Newton School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 90.21 5th 189 97.4%
2008 88.13 8th 193 95.9%
2009 77.45 26th 189 86.2%
2010 88.65 8th 189 95.8%
2011 77.88 20th 189 89.4%
2012 84.71 12th 187 93.6%
2013 85.14 10th 187 94.7%
2014 84.51 12th 167 92.8%
2015 61.92 62nd 176 64.8%
2016 85.47 11th 169 93.5%
2017 91.44 4th 169 97.6%
2018 86.40 6th 142 95.8%
2019 68.45 29th 138 79.0%
2021 94.91 3rd 148 98.0%
2022 87.66 10th 133 92.5%
2023 91.98 2nd 113 98.2%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Newton School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.02 8th 117 93.2%
2019 66.36 39th 146 73.3%
2021 94.26 3rd 147 98.0%
2022 86.68 12th 145 91.7%
2023 92.28 3rd 133 97.7%
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Data source: test scores: Vermont Agency of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Newton School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Newton School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 93.04 2nd 105 98.1%
2007 93.81 2nd 98 98.0%
2009 94.07 1st 102 99.0%
2010 98.11 1st 104 99.0%
2012 80.97 12th 111 89.2%
2013 80.89 16th 107 85.0%
2014 88.20 6th 91 93.4%
2015 91.15 2nd 106 98.1%
2016 87.96 4th 105 96.2%
2017 90.63 4th 104 96.2%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Newton School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.76 1st 88 98.9%
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Data source: test scores: Vermont Agency 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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Enrollment information for Newton School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 146 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 149
1989 138 n/a 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 140
1990 148 n/a 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 150
1991 160 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 161
1992 152 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 153
1993 168 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 169
1994 156 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 156
1995 166 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 170
1996 166 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 170
1997 171 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 173
1998 147 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 149
1999 144 3 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 149
2000 148 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 152
2001 142 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 146
2002 133 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 137
2003 133 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 137
2004 104 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 1 109
2005 105 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 2 112
2006 104 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 2 110
2007 105 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 3 113
2008 99 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 4 109
2009 104 0 0 6 0 0 5 0 115
2010 114 0 0 5 0 0 3 0 122
2011 114 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 120
2012 121 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 128
2013 124 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 133
2014 113 1 0 3 0 0 4 0 121
2015 122 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 127
2016 123 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 126
2017 119 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 121
2018 108 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 110
2019 100 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 105
2020 102 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 107
2021 101 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 105
2022 107 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 116
2023 114 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 126

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 Newton School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 149 10.0 14.9 4.7
1989 140 8.6 16.2 5
1990 150 8.6 17.4 4.7
1991 161 12.6 12.7 8.1
1992 153 12.6 12.1 9.2
1993 169 12.6 13.4 17.2
1994 156 12.6 12.4 17.3
1995 170 11.5 14.8 13.5
1996 170 11.5 14.8 13.5
1997 173 9.9 17.5 11
1998 149 15.3 9.7 21.5
1999 149 11.8 12.6 13.4
2000 152 13.9 10.9 16.4
2001 146 12.9 11.3 12.3
2002 137 13.3 10.3 24.8
2003 137 13.3 10.3 24.8
2004 109 12.4 8.8 29.6
2005 112 12.5 9.0 20.9
2006 110 13.2 8.3 20.4
2007 113 12.0 9.4 18.2
2008 109 11.7 9.3 18.1
2009 115 11.8 9.7 20.9
2010 122 12.6 9.6 16.4
2011 120 12.7 9.4 25
2012 128 13.4 9.5 31.3
2013 133 10.7 12.4 33.1
2014 121 11.8 10.2 41.3
2015 127 12.0 10.5 37
2016 126 11.0 11.4 35.7
2017 121 10.2 11.8 39.7
2018 110 9.9 11.0 41.8
2019 105 9.3 11.2 29.5
2020 107 9.7 11.0 25.2
2021 105 10.0 10.5 24.8
2022 116 9.5 12.2 30.2
2023 126 12.1 10.4 23

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 Newton School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 149 10.0 14.9 4.7
1989 140 8.6 16.2 5
1990 150 8.6 17.4 4.7
1991 161 12.6 12.7 8.1
1992 153 12.6 12.1 9.2
1993 169 12.6 13.4 17.2
1994 156 12.6 12.4 17.3
1995 170 11.5 14.8 13.5
1996 170 11.5 14.8 13.5
1997 173 9.9 17.5 11
1998 149 15.3 9.7 21.5
1999 149 11.8 12.6 13.4
2000 152 13.9 10.9 16.4
2001 146 12.9 11.3 12.3
2002 137 13.3 10.3 24.8
2003 137 13.3 10.3 24.8
2004 109 12.4 8.8 29.6
2005 112 12.5 9.0 20.9
2006 110 13.2 8.3 20.4
2007 113 12.0 9.4 18.2
2008 109 11.7 9.3 18.1
2009 115 11.8 9.7 20.9
2010 122 12.6 9.6 16.4
2011 120 12.7 9.4 25
2012 128 13.4 9.5 31.3
2013 133 10.7 12.4 33.1
2014 121 11.8 10.2 41.3
2015 127 12.0 10.5 37
2016 126 11.0 11.4 35.7
2017 121 10.2 11.8 39.7
2018 110 9.9 11.0 41.8
2019 105 9.3 11.2 29.5
2020 107 9.7 11.0 25.2
2021 105 10.0 10.5 24.8
2022 116 9.5 12.2 30.2
2023 126 12.1 10.4 23

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Newton School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $15,823 (100.0%) $15,823

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Newton School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 29th of 138 Elementary schoolsRanks 2nd of 113 Elementary schools
 19.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Newton School)45.450
 4.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)49.541.2
 8.3%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Newton School)54.575
 20.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Vermont)52.543.5
 9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Newton School)63.645.5
 18.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)50.644
 6.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Newton School)81.872.7
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)46.538.3
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students105126
 20%
African American40
 100%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic16
 500%
Pacific Islander00
White100114
 14%
Two or More Races06
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.5%23%
 6.5%


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Yes! Newton School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 113 Vermont elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 126 students attended Newton School.

Students at Newton School are 90% White, 5% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.


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