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Turn Of River School

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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


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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 86% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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 85% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
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 86% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black88%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Black88%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male81%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners54%
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

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black72%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners48%
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

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English81%
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 39% 20%
White 38% 61%
Black 16% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 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 52%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 977-4284

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