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Roxbury School

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4 stars

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Posted January 30, 2014

My son started kindergarten at Roxbury this year. I was a bit concerned about sending him here due to the mixed reviews. I will say that from Sept till Jan what he has learned in reading and math is extrodinary!! I am blown away by how well he can already ready small stories and working on adding and subtracting!! He loves going to school and loves learning new things everyday. I do believe as with every school parent involvement is KEY!! Roxbury has very dedicated parents but it would be nice to see alot more. The teaching staff from what I have seen are very dedicated and work hard providing the children with the fundamentals they need to move forward!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

If you look at the fact that Stamford is a city with a diverse population you can understand why the test scores may be low. This is often misunderstood as being a bad school. The reality is that you are combining children with little or no preschool education with children with educated families and a great preschool. These combine together to make an average test score. Rest assured if you take a vested interest in your child's education, this is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2013

I have a first grader in this school. The quality of education has been very good. The principal is great, she is very involved, strict yet fair and is very attentive to the students and parents. She has made improvements every year, and continues to improve the school in this diverse population. The school has a strong parent-teacher organization as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

Despite the low CMT test scores, Roxbury is not a bad school. Much depends on the teacher and the group of students your child has for the school year. According to 2009 CMT test results for Roxbury, roughly 50% of the underpriviledged students are at or above the proficiency level, while roughly 80% of the non-underpriviledged students are at or above the proficiency level. If your child is a good student, and you are involved in your child's academic progress, chances are that your child will do well. If you don't really care about your child's academics and consider school as an alternative babysitting program, your child will probably not do well. The teachers do their best to teach students the curriculum, but it is up to the parents to continue the education at home. If your child is gifted or highly intelligent, you will have to find afterschool programs that can challenge you child, because Roxbury has little or no programs in place for such children. However, Roxbury has many resources that cater to children with learning disabilities. I've heard they have the best resources amongst the Stamford public schools. Not my school of choice, but not as bad as I thought.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Roxbury is a good school. The Principal is dedicated in making Roxbury one of the best. She is strict yet very fair. She has new policies, guidelines, and procedures which grow stronger and stronger every year. The scores are improving at the school. If your child is above average, Roxbury provides the opportunities to continue to excel. If your child is below average, Roxbury will get the appropriate help. Roxbury has a strong parental influence. The administration is always willing to work with you and your child. Roxbury has a generous size campus for the all to enjoy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

exellent school thanks for help my kid god blesss u
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I have a 4th Grader and a 1st grader at Roxbury. Both my children have different learning styles and are thriving at Roxbury. The administration cares about each child and is very active in their education. Both my children are being challenged academically. The are good students both above grade average and being taught to their level. There is a strong parental presence in the school and it is welcomed by the administration. Children who need help in certain areas are getting it. There are wonderful cultural events planned throughout the year that the children love. Art is still my daughter's first love and the art teachers here are amazing. They do weaving, self portraits, pottery, and painting. They kids are even doing murals throughout the building. Music is another wonderful program. The kids sing in chorus and play in the band. Roxbury is a warm, nurturing place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I have a son in kindergarten and I am very impressed with what he has learned this year. The interaction with the parents is strong. The learning is high. He's starting to read from basically only knowing the alphabet at the beginning. He's also starting simple math problems. NOt sure that they emphasize art, science, music and athletics as much as I would like, but the 3R's seem to be well-covered. I'm very pleased with his education and don't believe it would be any better in a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students54%
Female60%
Male49%
Black23%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male79%
Black47%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students80%
Female75%
Male85%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black56%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Black39%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students86%
Female95%
Male78%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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
Hispanic 34% 20%
White 33% 61%
Black 25% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Stamford, CT 06902
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