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K-5
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Stamford, CT
Students enrolled: 687

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349 Pepper Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 977-4282
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February 20, 2014
We have a first grader and third grader at Newfield. We are VERY pleased with what are kids are learning. They both have wonderful teachers who challenge them to do their best each and every day!! Only negative is that the school is no longer a neighborhood school that we brought into. We are overall extremely happy!!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
My daughter is in the first grade and we live in the neighborhood. We are so upset with her classroom makeup, there is not one kid from the neighborhood. We paid a premium to live in the neighborhood and am not realizing why. Stop busing kids all of the city, it doesn't benefit anyone. Stamford schools are terrible, don't send your kids to these schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
My daughter currently attends Newfield Elementary. I am not, at all, impressed with any of the staff. There is NO connection between staff and parents, as far as I see. Events don't run on time, they didn't get our bus schedule right until 3 weeks after school started (though I did all I could well in advance, and it tok even longer to settle my daughter's lunch situation. It seems like the staff don't even communicate with each other. Newfield is a mess. Thank Goodness it will be my daughter's last year there.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2012
My daughter has spent 6 years at Newfield, and has really blossomed. The teachers are wonderful, academics are strong. They offer a lot of extras like 5th grade play and nature's classroom, annual science fair that many other stamford schools do not. The teachers are very fair within the classroom.; and, they push each child based on his or her capacity to strive for excellence. Academics in the higher grades are specially excellent. The principal is very good at maintaining order, discipline, and high safety standards at the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2012
From the moment we entered the school we felt part of a large family. Everywhere we went we kept being told something was wrong with our child. Never did anyone ever think to delve a little deeper and uncover if perhaps the child was bored. Finally our wonderful leader at Newfield brought in "the discovery team" to learn all the facts. Guess what? Our child is flourishing and has lots of new friends who think very highly of him. Wonderful teachers compliment the fabulous leadership. A wonderful PTO closes the deal. Thank you Newfield!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2011
My two boys attended Newfield from K-5 and had a wonderful experience. They were challenged academically in most cases, made great friendships and had excellent teachers throughout. The school always tests above the state averages... And it's clearly due to the strong teachers. Of the 12 teachers we encountered, only one was a dud, and she's now left the school... And even in that year, my son had a great time. Also important to us was the sense of community... By the time our boys moved on to middle school, I felt like we knew all the other families and had made great friends ourselves.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
My Daughter is studying in Newfield. We Love this School. Great Improvement in each grade. Mrs . walker Thumbs Up :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I love Newfield because it provides a sense of community for all the students and parents that attend as well as a caring and nurturing environment for its student.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
I am disappointed to see such negative reviews of a school that has nurtured and educated all three of my children. My son, a junior at SHS, excelled at Newfield because of the strong academic and extra-curricular activities the school offered. He is now in honors and AP classes and the lessons of community and education instilled in him at Newfield have followed him throughout his years in the SPS. My 8th grader at Ripp is a high honors student and was challenged all his years at Newfield - you as a parent have to ASK for that and not sit back and say that just because you think your child is brilliant that they should be paid attention to 24/7 in the classroom. My daughter is in 4th grade now and is excelling as my sons did.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
My daughter was a kindergartener last year and I was not happy at all with the school. She was miserable and complained that the teacher yelled at the class all of the time. We got redistricted to Davenport Ridge and initially I was really nervous. But after sending my daughter to Davenport I can now see how mediocre Newfield is compared to other schools. Both the principal and assistant principal at Newfield seem disconnected from the parents. Davenport is such a difference with wonderful principals, great teachers and happy students! Thank god we got re-districted!!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
My daughter was a kindergartener last year and I was not happy at all with the school. She was miserable and complained that the teacher yelled at the class all of the time. We got redistricted to Davenport Ridge and initially I was really nervous. But after sending my daughter to Davenport I can now see how mediocre Newfield is compared to other schools. Both the principal and assistant principal at Newfield seem disconnected from the parents. Davenport is such a difference with wonderful principals, great teachers and happy students! Thank god we got re-districted!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2009
As a parent of a child at Newfield I have to say I am not at all impressed with the academics at the school and feel that the school is performing well under par educationally, all considered with a new year and new re-districting we have decided to enroll in a different school. We were not impressed with the Principal and her style of involvement either. Having said that the teachers we met were pleasant and we wish Newfield success for the future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2009
Just because a parent writes a negative review about the school, does not mean that they are not educationally involved with their childs learning! In fact parents are probably more involved because of the poor educational standards at Newfield.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
Iam a Parent of a first grader at Newfield, and Iam very pleased with the progress she has made. She is ahead of everyone in her class, and is outgoing and friendly with everyone. I'm sorry to see negative comments, but maybe Parents need to remember they need to work with their child and not leave it to the teacher to be the only one who teaches. The school works hard in having activities that children and Parents can participate in. We recently had an Everyday Math activity in the evening for Parents and students to participate. Unfortunately the turnout wasn't as great as it could have been, since the enrollment in the school is greater than 600 students.

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March 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
My child is in kindergarten and she bored! I feel like the school makes no attempt to help kids who are more advanced and would like to be challenged. She will definitely not be attending Newfield next year. We will put her in private school.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2008
I find the ratings very interesting. As a parent who has had experience with both Newfield and Northeast Elementary. I have had personal access to overall testing scores. And Northeast has far outranked Newfield. Even with their high enrollment of non-English speaking students!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2008
Newfields test scores for 2006/07 are below expectations if you consider the mostly advantaged make up of the school. The school administration mostly focuses on NCLB and closing the gap. There is no real challenge for kids that perform above the class goals. There is a strong correlation between a good school administration and a successful school. Or vise versa.

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July 09, 2007
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June 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2005
Newfield Elementary is a wonderful school and offers may opportunities for elementary students to participate and be as involved as they wish. Music, art, the media center, and physical education are part of the curriculum. Extra activities include student council, foreign language, chess club, gardening club, red cross workshop, running club, and many interesting fieldtrips.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2004
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Newfield School
349 Pepper Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT  06905
(203) 977-4282
Last modified Newfield School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Newfield School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top