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381 High Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 977-5255
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August 09, 2013
When you overhear the current principal and assistant principal making fun of and laughing at their staff, it makes you wonder about what kind of hostile and toxic environment teachers here must deal with on a day to day basis. It is honestly disappointing to see such behavior from school administrators, who SHOULD act professionally and treat their staff in the same manner in which they demand teachers to their own students: with kindness and respect.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2013
I absolutely disagree with both comments below. My child now entering grade 7 made friends with seventh and eigth graders when she was in grade 6 at Ripp. Ad, as far as teachers go, I have not seen more caring, more fun and more nice teachers ever. So far, I can talk only of the sixth grade teachers. And, they were awesome, awesome. I a parent is not happy with a teacher, I strongly recommend meeting them. Only then will you realize how much they want each child to succeed and be their best. As far as detaining kids, yes, it is necessary. If these kids are disrupting classrooms, and do not value education, they should be disciplined. The new team of principal and vice principal is wonderful and will do the right things for the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
The school is average. The teachers is the best. Stay away from the psychologists because they hurt more then help the student. They don't let the student be themselves and my son was good there eventually. Not from them but from us the parents. That's why there needs to be more parent involvement. The new principal discipline the students to make them behave and it worked. The school could use a little more parent involvement. The school needs to be more cleaner mostly the restrooms my son says are really dirty and he got sick from there once after washing his hands the door knob was dirty he remembered then he ate lunch and got sick later that day. Students from IB (International Baccalaureate) and from different grades are really separated which is bad. The only way to make a friend in a different grade is in the bus, but they will live near you, but still there could be other possible friends to make there. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
Rippawam has poor leadership there. The new principal suspends kids just for veral confrontation. Last I hear or thought fighting and bodily harm was the cause for that! This is not how you start off being a principal. The teachers there are horrible, and the think that they are on these kids level. This school would be successful if teachers acted licked they liked their jobs. Most of the adults talk about every child there either to their co- workers or toa parent while the child is present. This school is the worst when it comes to having leadership there. Yes some kids are hard to handle, but they need to address those situations better than they do. I most say the helpers that walk around with the students, do get caught up with the immature behavior as the other staff members. This school need team work,and the staff there suck with exceptions. If there was another school my children could go to, I wouldsend them there. These teachers need to understand that in order to earn these kids respect, they have to treat them with some. These teachers are always getting these kids in trouble instead of trying to solve the problem, before it spiral out of control.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
I am a parent of a child who attends this school. The staff and principle are not kind or willing to help a parent that has any interest in learning about their childs education.The principal is not a good listener or a great leader. The kids are mean to other kids and the staff allows this behavior. I rate this school as -1 as there needs to be a more collaboration between parents and staff to help ourchildren. When anyone asks about my childs experience I will recommend that they do anything and everything to avoid sending their child go this school.the school principle IS RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL.Help is desperately needed in that school- call your board of Ed write letters if you have had a bad experience too. Write your own review

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2011
I am a new parent and because of where I live my son will be going to rippowam my first impression was not great the school principle was rude and would not even give us a school tour. Help is needed in that school

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
The boys are in the IB program which I think is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Since implementing the International Baccalaureate program, Rippowam has improved test scores and encouraged a great community feel within the program. There is much work to be done to support disadvantaged students and $20,000 would help tremendously!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
IB program Hope for the future.

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December 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2009
I go to Rippowam and it is a pretty nice school. The teachers are alright but all the fights that happin are the students and parents fault. so stop wining and saying that it is the schools fault..if u are a good kid you'll survive and have a lot of friends. i would tell people to let their children go to ripp.

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March 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
Teachers don't help and often ingnore my needs. The kids are also distracting and some tend to become violent.

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January 20, 2009
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October 29, 2008
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August 28, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2008
i love Rippw. it does need to have sine air conditioning! i go there and the teaachers are really nice!

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May 30, 2008
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May 28, 2008
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February 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2008
Teachers bad, dirty, fights. I would not recommend this school

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June 02, 2007
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April 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2005
Great...It's small and not easy to get lost.

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Rippowam Middle School
381 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT  06905
(203) 977-5255
Last modified Rippowam Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rippowam Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top