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Turn of River School

Public | 6-8 | 572 students

 
 

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Posted June 7, 2013

I have never been so happy with a school as I have been with this one. The administration and teachers are phenominal! The After-School Activities are incredible, especially Rachel's Challenge and The Soul Writers. My child learned so much and had fun in the process! If you're in this district, count your blessings!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

I spent 15 days in 2 different classrooms at this school last yr. There may be some good teachers there, but the 2 veteran teachers whose classes I saw were mediocre.They were doing the absolute minimum, and their students were not challenged and were learning very little. All of Stamford's schools are diverse. Students are a cross-section of all the different kinds of people who live in Stamford.But when the number of "problem kids" in a class gets too high, no real learning can take place.The teacher's focus becomes keeping order, not teaching. The student body at TOR is very unruly.There are some good and average kids, but what was shocking was the # of kids whose aim was to disrupt class.The % of unruly and disobedient kids was so high that teachers worry about just keeping order in the classroom, rather than challenging the students who are there to learn.The principal was unsupportive, even refusing to allow teachers to remove disruptive students from class. Before your child starts at TOR, you should arrange to visit, as a school aide or (preferably) as a substitute teacher for a few days, so that you can get a realistic view of just how bad the tone is in the classrooms.


Posted April 27, 2010

hmm. Well first of all I am an 8th grader student at Turn of River Middle School. I enjoy school very much. It has it's days when things are just a bore and nothing is really going on, but then it has other days where everything is fun. The teachers are nice, I actually learns things and keep them with me. The principal is great. If you don't get in trouble he can and will be extremely nice to you. But when you're in trouble be aware. In conclusion, this school is great. If you actually try the teachers will acknowledge you. It's fair. this school is 5 starss !!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2010

I love this school for my child she enjoys every day of school at turn of river middle school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

This school is should be rated a 10. Dr. Fernandes, the principal runs this school with a strong hand. He expects a lot from the teachers there and will take nothing less. They are on top of any students that are distracting and they are sure to praise the students who are deserving and everyone in between. As a city, test scores will never come in high like in the surrounding towns, it all depends on what you are looking for with your child.
—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.

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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 70% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
72%
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 67% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Black40%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students64%
Female73%
Male57%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English74%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Black21%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black56%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students55%
Female64%
Male47%
Black36%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English61%
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 Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English60%

Reading

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students51%
Female51%
Male50%
Black34%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students62%
Female70%
Male55%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English68%
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
White 39% 62%
Hispanic 38% 19%
Black 16% 13%
Asian 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Stamford, CT 06905
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