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Springdale School

Public | K-5 | 620 students

 

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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
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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


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students88%
Female83%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students77%
Female65%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students83%
Female89%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 45% 20%
White 36% 61%
Black 12% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 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 54%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1127 Hope St
Stamford, CT 06906
Phone: (203) 977-4575

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