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Springdale School

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Posted September 26, 2013

If you are interested in a school that is in a strong and diverse community that is quickly becoming one of the best K-5 programs in Stamford, then Springdale is the place for you. Since coming over from Rogers school, Anne Downey has transformed the school in several aspects. The PTO does a great job with activities throughout the school year with the support of many volunteers that take deep care into providing a quality of life for the community. We haved lived in the Springdale neighborhood for almost 10 years and look forward to both of our sons growing up here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

I have been nothing but pleased with Springdale School, and especially since a new principal came in. My oldest daughter just finished there and was placed in all honors classes in middle school. My youngest is still there and has also tested well above average for DRA. The role of parents in their child's education is important for any school - both in academic and social aspects. However, I do think the teachers at Springdale really care about their students, and when parents work together with them, it's the kids who win.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

I am so happy with our first year at Springdale. My son has almost completed kindergarten, and I can't believe how much he has learned in just one year. The teachers he has worked with are so loving and professional. The curriculum is surprisingly rigorous but manageable. I like that there was homework but not too much of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

My son is new to the school this year and so far I have been impressed with how far he has gotten and his eagerness to learn. Something that he did not have at his previous (private schools) St. Cecilia and Long Ridge School. I was reluctant to send him to a public school but I'm so glad we did. It is is a large school so you do have to deal with influence that other kids have. I found that it happens in private schools as well. Sometimes its worse at the private schools. The only difference is that those kids are better at lying and hiding it I found. I really find that the behavior of the kids is because of lack of parenting. My son has not picked up any bad behavior from the other kids at Springdale. However, I do see it but He has learned that it is wrong. I make sure to follow through. My son has adapted well to the curriculum and his teacher is so far the best teacher he has had compared to the teachers at his private schools. Everyone that works there seems to be very passionate and excited to teach. The PTO works harder than any other schools I've experienced in Stamford. More importantly my son is learning and he loves going to school. This school should be a magnet school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

i think springdale is the worst school there is. the teachers are rude, the students are bullies and my child has been learning the most disgusting and gross inappropriate sexual talk. and my child is is in 2nd and 4th grade. this school needs major help
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My Kids have exceeded my expecations of what they are learning. My daughter was reading at an advanced level after her kindergarten class. Great job by the teachers and all the staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

My kids have attended 3 different elementary schoold in Stamford and Springdale by far exceeds them all. We started out at St. Cecilia's Parochial school moved to Davenport and now are at Springdale. My children and I are happier and more comfortable at this school. They are thriving in their educations as well as socailly. It is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

Springdale is a wonderful school! The staff is dedicated and caring. Each child's individual needs are met to the best of the teacher's ability. I have been very satisfied with the Springdale on so many different levels. The principal Bob Frangione, is a delight to deal with! He shows an understanding and a loyalty towards his parents. I highly reccomend this school without any reservations whatsoever!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students56%
Female43%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students52%
Female61%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners24%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students50%
Female59%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students43%
Female51%
Male34%
Black29%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Writing

All Students56%
Female76%
Male34%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
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
Hispanic 43% 19%
White 38% 62%
Black 12% 13%
Asian 5% 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 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Stamford, CT 06906
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