North Mianus School Tops Niche.com CT Public Grade Schools Rankings; All Greenwich Grade Schools in Top 33

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First graders at North Mianus School. Credit: Leslie Yager

Niche.com has released a list ranking the best public elementary schools in Connecticut, with rankings based on state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, and the overall quality of the school district.

According to niche.com, the ranking score gave 50% weight to Academics, 20% to District overall experience, 20% to Teachers, incorporating stats and student, alumni and parent surveys regarding teachers the school.

Sheri McGowan and her mom Melody Anderson who was a teacher herself for many years.

At North Mianus School, Sheri McGowan and her mother Melody Andersen with the book that inspired a massive shoe collection drive, Dec. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Ten percent of the ranking reflected “culture and diversity,” which incorporated stats and student, alumni and parent surveys regarding culture and diversity.

The statistics were obtained by Niche.com from the US Dept of Education most recent data, usually from 2013-2014 as self-reported by the district.

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  1. North Mianus School in Greenwich
  2. King’s Highway Elementary School in Westport
  3. International School at Dundee in Greenwich
  4. Saugatuck Elementary School in Westport
  5. Riverside School in Greenwich
  6. Long Lots School in Westport
  7. Glenville School in Greenwich
  8. West School in New Canaan
  9. East School in New Canaan
  10. South School in New Canaan
  11. Green’s Farms School in Westport
  12. sledding Julian Curtiss SchoolJulian Curtiss School in Greenwich
  13. North Street School in Greenwich
  14. Coleytown Elementary School in Westport
  15. Central School in Simsbury
  16. Old Greenwich School in Greenwich
  17. Tariffville School in Tariffville
  18. Parkway School in Greenwich
  19. Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 2.40.02 PMSquadron Line School in Simsbury
  20. Cos Cob School in Greenwich
  21. Cider Mill School in Wilton
  22. Latimer Lane School in Weatogue
  23. Barlow Mountain Elementary School in Ridgefield
  24. Tootin’ Hills School in Simsbury
  25. Ridgebury Elementary School in Ridgefield
  26. Glenville SchoolFriendship Day at Glenville School Credit: Leslie YagerHamilton Ave School in Greenwich
  27. Veterans Park Elementary School in Ridgefield
  28. Scotland Elementary School in Ridgefield
  29. Branchville Elementary School in Ridgefield
  30. Weston Intermediate School in Weston
  31. Farmingville Elementary in Ridgefield
  32. Principal Cindy Rigling with kindergartners in Mrs. Sprigg's class, Dec. 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

    Principal Cindy Rigling with kindergartners in Mrs. Sprigg’s class, Dec. 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

    Hindley Eementary School in Darien

  33. New Lebanon School in Greenwich
  34. Holmes Elementary in Darien
  35. Ox Ridge Elementary in Darien

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  • Proud NMS parent

    Great job and congratulations to North Mianus principal Angela Schmidt and her entire staff!