District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Essex Community School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
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District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Essex Community School District

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Parent / Guardian
September 29, 2019
I have 3 successful children that graduated from this school. Caring teachers that go the extra mile to make sure kids are succeeding academically. A small school gives kids the opportunity to try... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
April 25, 2013
We have a wonderful spanish program. Yo hablo mucho espanol. The students are very friendly and the teachers always willing to help. The computers are very poor. -Student
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
January 24, 2011
Essex is a good school. It has the usual problems that all small town schools do. The students are not very welcoming of new students. The staff how ever was very friendly, helpful. There are many... More
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