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Newfield School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 9, 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


Posted February 5, 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!!!!!!!!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 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


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 83% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students66%
Female60%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black92%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 35% 61%
Hispanic 30% 20%
Black 20% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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349 Pepper Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 977-4282

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