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Davenport Ridge School

Public | K-5 | 554 students

 

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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We have been very happy at Davenport. I have a 1st grader now and another who will start there in September in Kindergarten. Everyone at the school has been very welcoming to our whole family and I know my kids will be safe there. Fun community events for the kids every once in a while too, and they offer free after school classes twice a year which is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

I have had at least one child at Davenport for the last 4 years...and I have to agree that the school just gets better every year. The school is small and personal and a great place to be if you are a kid or a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

Kids are in Kindergarten right now and are really enjoying themselves. So happy we sent them to Davenport over private school--- love the diverse backgrounds of all the children! The 2 teachers we're familiar with are accessible and responsive. We're thinking about moving within Stamford, but now we're unsure since Davenport's been so great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

This school is fantastic. My daughter loves it here. The teachers are very kind and helpful. Lots of homework - even in Kindergarten. So happy we chose this school over our private school options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Fabulous devoted staff and administration. The school has completely turned around over the last 3 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

I have one child in third grade and one in 1st grade and have been thrilled with the quality of teachers and the level of commitment to the students by both the instructors as well as the administrators. Every phone call, email or other inquiry I have made is promptly responded to. The Principal and Assistant Principal are well respected and the kids love them! They are a great team who are going above and beyond to bringing new innovative programs to our school. In the past year, we not only have gotten laptop carts, but also I-pad carts for our students to learn all they need to know to become our future bright innovators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

Great school! Administrators and teachers are nurturing and committed to all of their students! Love how our school has become a wireless tech power house with i-pad carts, laptop carts and all grade-levels learning to use them. Their music department is also outerspace, each year they have 2 spectacular (professional) concerts directed by their music teachers, worth taking the day off for!! We love this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

We love this school & it's community as parents of a child that attends the school. The teachers are fabulous & the curriculum has allowed my daughter to continue expanding her mind. My daughter enjoys everyday there and has made some great friendships that I think will last her a lifetime. Please consider our school to win this prize. The school community deserves it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Completely wireless environment with technology in every classroom and ipad and laptop carts roaming the halls. A diverse population that introduces your children to the academic and interpersonal skills they need to thrive in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

This is our third year at Davenport and we love it! I cannot say enough about the amazing administration at this school. They are supportive, receptive and approachable. The three teachers we've had have all been excellent. I've had true partnerships with them all. I am very happy with my son's progress over the last few years. It's a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

What a surprise! Davenport Ridge is a fantastic school. The administrators are great leaders and run a tight ship. The kids are respectful and want to learn. Teachers are creative and engaging. We couldn't be happier with our daughter's progress over the last few years. Don't believe everything you read or hear around town. Come and see for yourself. You will be amazed at what is going on inside the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

This is a pretty good school. I thank Mrs Woodside for all of her patience and hard work in helping my daughter complete the 5th grade. She's an excellent teacher, an asset to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

This is a wonderful school! It really starts at the top with the administrators, there is obviously a clear and shared focus. The office staff is extremely helpful and very patient. The teachers are excellent! There is a high level of collaboration and communication. I feel as if I am a part of a team, and that is an awesome feeling! My children are challenged and nurtured. Kudos to Davenport Ridge Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

Fantastic experience with this school. The principal is excellent; the teachers are great. My daughter had really struggled at another Stamford school and Davenport Ridge really worked to turn everything around for her. Students are a nice group of kids, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2006

Th best school your child could ever possibly go to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Nice school, nice community. Lots of extra curricular activitues & sports, racially balanced.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 67% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
75%
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 72% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students68%
Female79%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students47%
Female61%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students38%
Female55%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
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 Students60%
Female62%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students57%
Female68%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students52%
Female44%
Male61%
Black31%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Reading

All Students44%
Female44%
Male45%
Black11%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students49%
Female43%
Male56%
Black17%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students59%
Female63%
Male54%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 39% 62%
Black 26% 13%
Hispanic 26% 19%
Asian 9% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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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Stamford, CT 06905
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