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Westport Boasts 5 Elementary Schools In State's Top 10

Westport had five of the state's Top 10 elementary schools in a recent ranking.
Westport had five of the state's Top 10 elementary schools in a recent ranking. Photo Credit: Westport Public Schools

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport is home to five of the Top 10 elementary schools in the state of Connecticut, according to Niche, an education research website.

Saugatuck was the highest-ranking Westport school,, coming in at No. 4 overall behind New Canaan's South, East and West Elementary schools.

Niche collected data and ranked each elementary school in the state based on the following criteria:

  • Academics
  • Overall district experience
  • Teachers grade
  • Student culture and diversity

Saugatuck excelled in academics with a 99 percent math proficiency score and 96 percent in reading proficiency.

Kings Highway was next on the list at No. 5 followed by Coleytown at No. 6, Greens Farms at No. 7, and Long Lots at No. 8.

Overall, schools in Fairfield County overwhelmed the top of the rankings:

  • No. 1: South School, New Canaan
  • No. 2: East School, New Canaan
  • No. 3: West School, New Canaan
  • No. 4: Saugatuck Elementary, Westport
  • No. 5 King's Highway, Westport
  • No. 6: Coleytown, Westport
  • No. 7: Green's Farms, Westport
  • No. 8: Long Lots, Westport
  • No. 9: Branchville, Ridgefield
  • No. 10: Royle Elementary, Darien
  • No. 11: Hindley Elementary, Darien
  • No. 12: Barlow Mountain, Ridgefield
  • No 13: Tokeneke Elementary, Darien
  • No. 14: Veterans Park, Ridgefield
  • No. 15: Farmingville Elementary, Ridgefield
  • No. 16: Scotland Elementary, Ridgefield
  • No. 17: North Mianus School, Riverside
  • No. 18: International School, Greenwich
  • No. 19: Cider Mill, Wilton
  • No. 20: Ox Ridge. Darien
  • No. 22: Holmes Elementary, Darien
  • No. 23: Weston Intermediate, Weston
  • No. 24: The Riverside School, Riverside
  • No. 25: North Street School, Greenwich
  • No. 29: Ridgebury Elementary, Ridgefield
  • No. 33: Old Greenwich School, Old Greenwich
  • No. 44: Parkway School, Greenwich
  • No. 46: Glenville School, Greenwich
  • No. 55: Julian Curtiss School of World Languages, Greenwich
  • No. 62: Osborn Hill, Fairfield
  • No. 65: Sherman School, Fairfield
  • No. 69: Cos Cob School, Cos Cob
  • No. 71: New Lebanon, Greenwich
  • No. 73: Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich
  • No. 75 Dwight Elementary, Fairfield
  • No. 77: Burr Elementary, Fairfield
  • No. 81: Stratfield Elementary, Fairfield
  • No. 90: Holland Hill, Fairfield
  • No. 99: Mill Hill, Fairfield

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