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5 Ridgefield Elementary Schools Ranked Among State's Top 20

Ridefield had five elementary schools named in the top 20 in the State in a recent ranking.
Ridefield had five elementary schools named in the top 20 in the State in a recent ranking. Photo Credit: File

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Ridgefield is home to five elementary schools ranked in the Top 20 in Connecticut by Niche, an education research website.

Branchville was the highest ranking elementary school in Ridgefield, coming in at No. 9 overall, followed by Barlow Mountain at No. 12, Veterans Park at No. 14, Farmingville at No. 15 and Scotland Elementary at No. 16. 

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

Branchville excelled in academics with a 99 percent math proficiency score and a 95 percent in reading proficiency. 

New Canaan's South, East and West Elementary schools took the top three spots in the ranking, respectively. 

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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