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How Does Your Elementary Rank? Greenwich School Rated Among Top In Nation

Greens Farms Elementary in Westport is among nine schools in Connecticut that ranked on a survey of best elementary schools in the nation.
Greens Farms Elementary in Westport is among nine schools in Connecticut that ranked on a survey of best elementary schools in the nation. Photo Credit: Westport Schools

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Nine elementary schools in Fairfield County are earning high marks in a national rankings report.

Niche.com ranked the "2017 Best Public Elementary Schools in America" based on student test scores, student to teacher ratios, diversity teacher quality, grade school ratings, and school district quality. It also ranked the best elementary schools in each state.

For its analysis, 48,625 schools nationwide were rated on academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education. Millions of student and parent reviews were also used.

The website produces comprehensive reports to help people decide where to live.

Here are the Top 9 schools in Fairfield County, all of which made the Top 100 in the nation, with both rankings:

  • Green’s Farms School in Westport ranks No. 32 in nation and No. 1 in Connecticut;
  • West School in New Canaan ranks No. 42 in nation and No. 2 in Connecticut;
  • Long Lots School in Westport, ranks No. 51 in nation and No. 3 in Connecticut;
  • South School in New Canaan, ranks No. 53 in nation and No. 4 in Connecticut;
  • King’s Highway Elementary School in Westport ranks No. 66 in nation and No. 5 in Connecticut;
  • Coleytown Elementary School in Westport, ranks No. 70 in nation and No. 6 in Connecticut;
  • East School in New Canaan, ranks No. 71 in nation and No. 7 in Connecticut;
  • Saugatuck Elementary School in Westport ranks No. 78 in nation and No. 8 in Connecticut; and
  • International School at Dundee in Greenwich, No. 95 in nation, No. 9 in Connecticut.

For the top elementary schools in Connecticut, here is the list of those schools in Fairfield County that made the grade for the Top 100 list. Nos. 1 to 9 are above, this list starts at No. 10:

  • 10: North Street School, Greenwich
  • 11: Riverside School, Greenwich
  • 12: North Mianus School, Greenwich
  • 13: Parkway School, Greenwich
  • 15: Old Greenwich School, Old Greenwich
  • 18: Weston Intermediate School, Weston
  • 19: Holmes Elementary School, Darien
  • 25: Hindley Elementary School, Darien
  • 26: Glenville School, Greenwich
  • 27: Tokeneke Elementary School, Darien
  • 29: Ox Ridge Elementary School, Darien
  • 31: Scotland Elementary School, Ridgefield
  • 33: Barlow Mountain Elementary School, Ridgefield
  • 34: Branchville Elementary School, Ridgefield
  • 35: Ridgebury Elementary School, Ridgefield
  • 38: Farmingville Elementary School, Ridgefield
  • 39: Royle Elementary School, Darien
  • 44: Cos Cob School, Cos Cob
  • 45: Julian Curtiss School, Greenwich
  • 46: Veterans Park Elementary School, Ridgefield
  • 54: Stepney Elementary School, Monroe
  • 57: Monroe Elementary School, Monroe
  • 58: New Lebanon School, Greenwich
  • 59: Sherman School, Fairfield
  • 60: Fawn Hollow Elementary School, Monroe
  • 62: Head O'Meadow Elementary School, Newtown
  • 65: Cider Mill School, Wilton
  • 74: Burr Elementary School, Fairfield
  • 78: Dwight Elementary School, Fairfield
  • 79: Frenchtown Elementary School, Trumbull
  • 81: Jane Ryan School, Trumbull
  • 83: Osborn Hill School, Fairfield
  • 84: Hamilton Avenue School, Greenwich
  • 85: Riverfield School, Fairfield
  • 86: Redding Elementary School, Redding
  • 89: Middle Gate Elementary School, Newtown
  • 93: Daniels Farm School, Trumbull
  • 94: North Stratfield School, Fairfield
  • 95: Hawley Elementary School, Newtown

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