Woodstock ranks 164th out of 169 Connecticut towns in per pupil education expenditures.
This information comes from the State of Connecticut. The State reported expenditures per pupil (NCEP) of $8,587 for Woodstock in the 2004-2005 school year (the Connecticut State Department of Education) and the same for all school districts in the state (combined elementary, middle, and high school). Woodstock ranks last in NCEP among the towns in Windham County and other nearby towns. Comparable data for 11 surrounding towns are as follows (state ranking):
Eastford ranks 34th (NCEP of $11,749);
Windham ranks 35th (NCEP of $11,630);
Putnam ranks 37th (NCEP of $11,562);
Willington ranks 39th (NCEP of $11,526);
Ashford ranks 81st (NCEP of $10,283);
Killingly ranks 98th (NCEP of $10,058);
Pomfret ranks 126th (NCEP of $9,479);
Brooklyn ranks 144th (NCEP of $9,179);
Tolland ranks 145th (NCEP of $9,116);
Thompson ranks 160th (NCEP of $8,768); and
Woodstock ranks 164th (NCEP of $8,587).
We extended this information to include a comparison with school rankings based upon 2005 standard Connecticut test scores and demographic information on family household income in these school districts.
Family Poverty Levels in These Towns
Woodstock was third best in families living below the poverty line at 1.9%. Tolland and Pomfret were first and second among these 11 towns with 1.1% and 1.7%, respectively. The four worst towns with regard to poverty line were Eastford, Killingly, Putnam, and Windham with 4.4%, 4.8%, 6.2%, and 12.7% of families living below the poverty line, respectively (source).
Tolland 1.1% (families below poverty line)
Median Incomes per Household in These Towns (same website as above)
Woodstock was forth best among the 11 Towns in median household income at $55,313 per household. Tolland, Pomfret, Eastford were higher at $77,398, $57,938, $57,159, respectively.
Tolland $77,398 (median household income)
Elementary School Rankings Based Upon CT Test Scores. (http://www.psk12.com/rating/index.php)
This ranking was determined by averaging the three test scores in math, reading, and writing of 4th grade students â€“ level 5 only. Woodstock was 7th out of 8 for the school districts for which this number could be found (Windham, Ashford, and Thompson were not found). Woodstockâ€™s score was 45. Only Putnam was lower at 23. The highest ranking school districts were Willington, Pomfret, and Killingly with scores of 87, 82, and 63.5, respectively. Eastford, Tolland, and Brooklyn had scores of 50, 55, and 55, respectively.
Willington 87 (average level 5 score)
Putnam 23 Read the rest of this entry »