Newtown school information

IndexNewtownConnecticutNational
Average Test Scores70%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools765479,221
Total private schools320724,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a817,963
The Newtown, CT educational system consists of 7 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Newtown public schools have average test scores of 70% which is 50% higher than than the Connecticut average and 42% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Newtown public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Connecticut and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.3% have completed high school, 63.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 10.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Newtown are 42% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Newtown.
  • 95.3% of people in Newtown have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.3% of people in Newtown have completed high school.
  • 63.2% of people in Newtown have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Newtown

IndexNewtownConnecticutNational
Completed 8th grade95.3%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school94.3%86.9%83.0%
Completed some college82.0%62.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree68.2%45.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors63.2%38.0%30.3%
Completed masters30.9%16.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.0%4.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.2%1.7%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Newtown (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ridgefield, CT7,55274%51%
Orange, CT13,94172%45%
Trumbull, CT36,47769%40%
Pawling, NY2,05360%23%
Shelton, CT40,97960%22%
Newtown, CT2,00970%42%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Honey Grove, TX2,00970%42%
Cardington, OH2,00966%34%
Spencer, WV2,00839%20%
Richland, MO2,01049%1%
Emporium, PA2,01050%1%
Newtown, CT2,00970%42%
Source: The Newtown, CT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.