School Details

Cranbury Elementary School

5 Knowalot Ln, Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 899-2850
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 486 students 15 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

80%
70%
67%
77%
58%
59%
79%
61%
63%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Norwalk School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
66%
68%
71%
57%
64%
73%
61%
65%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Norwalk School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
68%
72%
76%
66%
68%
73%
63%
64%
71%
62%
68%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Norwalk School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cranbury Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norwalk. 486 students go to Cranbury Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 31% of the 486 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cranbury Elementary School is 15:1. The Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 40%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Hispanic 23% 32%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 23%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We know of a few bad teachers here but so far my daughters have had good academic experience with both Preschool and Second Grade teachers. Unfortunately what I find annoying in this school are the very snob parents. Moms with few exceptions act like "Real Housewives" but are far from afford being ones. Character Education is as important as CMT results and it is too sad to watch the kids believing that a shallow mentality is acceptable.

  • (1 year ago)

    As the rating shows Cranbury Elementary is the best school in all of Norwalk. Thank you to the teachers staff and PTO. Keep up the great work!!

  • (1 year ago)

    When we moved to CT we heard good things about Cranbury. I had two children at Cranbury for the worst year of their academic careers. The teachers were poor the curriculum was well below what they were used to in prior schools in Illinois. In addition the Principal lectured in long and bizzare morning diatribes. My sons teacher would quietly have the kids go outside to play until these lectures were finished. In addition the kids are required to say a 'Pledge of Allegiance to Cranbury' every day in the morning and only allowed to say the 'United States Pledge of Allegiance' a couple of times during the year. Even though the school touts Character Counts' program my children were profoundly bullied. My sons head was pushed in the toilet he was excluded and isolated daily in a coordinated manner by these bullys. Despite much discussion with teachers and administration the school was unwilling to address any of these issues. This was a very tramatic part of my son's life and this is a terrible school. There are few teachers who are excellent and for those teachers I truly am grateful. But for the most part sending your kids to this school is a mistake.

  • (3 years ago)

    Cranbury is like a small town within the city of Norwalk. Cranbury Elementary has all the benefits of a small town school - caring teachers and principal active parents and strong community yet it has all the support and services of a city. We could not be happier!

  • (4 years ago)

    CARING STAFF & ACTIVE PTO.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are wonderful! Such pride in the school and the students. Very active PTO. A new playground is currently being built on the school grounds. We are so lucky to have such an impressive school in our neighborhood.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the administration the teachers and the culture of the school. My 3 children have gone their and the two I have in high school are flourishing. My 5th grader is also doing very well...the environment is friendly warm and exciting...I love it and so do (did)_ my children!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Really good school and ofcourse my kid is lucky to get the best teacher also.I am really happy to be a part of Cranbury School.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love this school the location is awsome. I joined the PTO so I could be more involved with the activities. I think we could use some more parent involvement but each year we get new parents with the Kindergarteners. The teachers and the staff are wonderful and fair the Principal is very caring and gets involved with the students and PTO. Each month we have an enrichment event for the whole school I think this makes all the students feel proud of Cranbury. I do think the playground is a little small and the lunch break is very short. I'm excited to have my youngest start Cranbury soon. Right now I have a 3rd grader at Cranbury and she loves it.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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