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Scofield Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 631 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted February 27, 2014

Been here 3 years I live the teachers and I think this is one if the best school and I love it here.


Posted February 10, 2014

Decent school overall. The Black and White Team teachers in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 were excellent! They had high expectations and related really well with the students! The Gold team teachers this year do not seem to care as much. I had a bad experience with the Gold Team Language Arts teacher, Lee Ann Heller. My daughter's progress report was of concern so I contacted the teacher to see what was happening. She told me that the "word voyages" were bringing her grade down and I explained we do not have reliable internet access. She offered a written version and my daughter worked hard to get back up to speed. I checked back in with this teacher, more than once, and was told everything was great only to be shocked to see a C at report card time! This is a student that has NEVER received a C in Language Arts!! I communicated and made myself available to the teacher so there should not be any unpleasant surprises! I hope that this is the only teacher like this at Scofield! Eighth grade is such an important year transitionally and developmentally. Every student deserves a caring teacher, not someone that says everything's fine and then sabotages at report card time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

I am a sixth grader at Scofield and I'm currently having the best year of my life! All my teachers are great and really supportive of our learning. Although they can be tough on us, it's for our own good. I have really learned a lot this year at scofield and I am really glad I moved from private school to Scofield.


Posted October 18, 2013

Great school, dedicated teachers. I would suggest to those who are unhappy with the school, take your child to your district school. No one is making you send your children there. As for the test scores, I would do more research. Scofield has the highest scores in Stamford (year after year). The teachers are educated and push students to work to their potential so that they may succeed throughout their academic years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

This school is the absolute worse! The assistant principle is prejudice! The staff turn their heads when they witness other staff saying mean things and treating the kids wrong. As for bullying, the students aren't the problem, THE STAFF IS !!!! Please do not send your kid there. Spare them the trouble.


Posted July 31, 2013

Quote from my son's friend "So once I went to this school, there was a meeting with parents and they separated the students from the parents and teachers and I was in this room with some other students and this student punched me and the principal and the other staff didn't believe me. I knew the face of this mean kid and reported it but still they didn't believe me. I couldn't wait to get back to the true care and love of my parents. Then the next day the same mean kid he got me in trouble for something I didn't do and they still didn't believe me! The staff most of them are not good. Since then me and my parents decided to leave that school! Also what are these people rating this school without explaining why they think that way? I thought this was a good school!" P.S. Did you check the test scores? Well there bad. Go on test scores and see. And also the teachers some of them are good but there is no true spirit for this school mainly money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

My school is pretty good I just had my first year there and it was pretty cool. The teachers challenge you but then there are teachers that favor. I like that the teachers can be fun but are serious during our education. My school can improve on an auditorium and not running for 10 minutes in gym, because some people have asthma and some people will pass out one day.


Posted March 8, 2012

Excellent school with dedicated administration and teachers. These students have opportunities not available to other students in other schools. Was at another school last year, but luckily got in this year - no comparison to our district school. The teachers here actually teach and, more importantly, inspire the students to learn through challenging curriculum and encouragement. The district school wasn't the least bit challenging. Numerous students here that also had gone to private school for elementary years, but once they were accepted at Scofield, the parents preferred Scofield over some of the private schools. Make no mistake, if your child attends, they should be prepared to work. But, they will be very well prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

Was really happy that my son got in the lottery, and heard great things about the school. 2 years on - our experience has been very mixed. The majority of teachers are lazy and should have retired years ago, the teaching is geared to the lowest common denominator students. Some of the teachers are downright rude and would have been disciplined in the other non-magnet schools. Bottom line - either leave your kid in the other middle schools or pay for a true private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

Scofield is the best school in Stamford, CT. Teachers are very devoted to students. All equipments are up to date Very encourage environment to engage learning. From homework assignment you can know there is wisdom behind the design.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

This is an excellent school equal to any of the private schools in the area. The facilities are beautiful and amazing compared to other public schools in Stamford. Students will be well-prepared for high school challenges after 3 years here. Teachers are above average. They could improve their homework policy which can be challenging to students who work at a slower pace. Science and technology curriculum is superior. This year they offered Chinese language for the first time. This is a magnet school, so admission is via lottery process only, but it is worth trying for. You will not be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

All three of my daughters were challenged in Math, Science and Technology at this school. They are all either in college or graduating now. While we opted for private high school, their intererst in the Sciences were developed here. In addition, the skills they learned during the 8th grade Exhibition process proved very valuable. Their presentation skills exceeded that of their peers often earning them high grades when they had to present in high school and college classes. We have been out of the school for a number of years now. However, we highly recommend it to anyone who would like to see their children's interest in Math, Science and Technology grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

Scofield Magnet Middle is a Excellent school i can never miss a day there
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2010

My first two years in Scofield were okay but as the last year comes they give you exhibition to work on and it is just over working. Trust me don't send your child here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2010

I love Scofiled!! I have been there for two years now and now I'm a 7th grader. I feel vary safe in and out school grounds. The teachers are vary great and friendly. They would never leave you behind, and they make sure you put your 100% effort. The activities are great and i learn something new every day! My grades definitely improved once i entered that school. After school activities are great and fun. I really recommend Scofiled as the number one school! Go Scofield!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

My son is a 7th grader and we both love the school. He has done very well here and has made honor roll every marking period . He really likes his teachers. The only thing that needs alot of improvement are the sports teams. For some reason the school does not attract to many athletic kids that like to play on the school teams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

great school...nice teachers different from all other stamford middle schools..great oppurtunities...Awesome!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2008

warm, involved teachers. Good discipline and lots of written reports, science is at a good level, math is low for 6th grade but reading and language skills good. Social studies excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

take my advice. they baby you and dont let you do anything. Everything is supervised, and nobody trusts you! Do not send your kids there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2007

I love this school! At first I didn't want to go here but then I started to make great friends, and the teachers are awesome. If you like math, science, or technology enroll for a chance to get in. Explorers Rule!!!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black42%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students67%
Female77%
Male58%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black56%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students78%
Female88%
Male68%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black48%
Asian American97%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Black62%
Asian American89%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black46%
Asian American93%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Black48%
Asian American89%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 62%
Hispanic 32% 19%
Black 17% 13%
Asian 10% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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641 Scofieldtown Rd
Stamford, CT 06903
Phone: (203) 977-4350

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