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251 Sterling Rd
Sterling, CT 06377

(860) 564-2728
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November 23, 2015
My daughter has been a student at SCS since pre-k. She is now a thriving 3rd grader. Her teachers have been actively involved with her learning and challenging her (she is more advanced than some of her peers, and each teacher has realized this and offered her extra work, more challenging assignments, etc). Mrs. Lewin is her current teacher, and she is doing very well keeping her kids engaged and assigning appropriate course work. The new principal Mrs. Ternowchek, has had an overwhelming positive effect on the school in such a short time. My daughter says that even the morning announcements are more lively! It's making the students feel more at home, and open to their environment. I am hopeful that the positive learning environment continues and that teacher retention can improve. We have lost some great teachers in the past, and that is disheartening. Overall, great experience with this school.

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November 23, 2015
Thanks to everyone at SCS (Staff, PTO, students, volunteers) that makes it a great place to be!

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November 22, 2015
There are many committed parents and staff members at SCS. The students are amazing and the community is quaint!

- submitted by a community member

November 17, 2015
Teachers have been wonderful! We moved here last year and my son loves the school. He has made gains in just the year that he has been here from his previous school. This small community comes together for the kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2014
We moved to Sterling (pre-children) and now that we are new parents I have been paying attention to the school district here. Of course the star rating and reviews have me a bit concerned. As an educator myself, I know that testing scores are not the end all be all. I also know that learning and support needs to take place at home as well to make a well rounded student. That said, I am still second guessing our choice to start a family here based on the school reports. As an educator, I also took a peek at the teachers contract for Sterling. The pay scale for the teachers in that school is just sad. As a top step teacher (more experienced), the salary is at least 10k under most school districts. It's almost laughable! It is no wonder that this school is losing out on highly qualified educators. I really think this town needs to take this into consideration. Families who value their children's education are going to move, and families considering moving here will most likely change their mind after realizing how poor the school system is. It's just poor planning for any kind of growth on the towns part.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2014
Due to the lack of funding in this small town, the school suffers in many ways. Despite it's newly built exterior, the students are lacking in truly knowledgeable sources. The student ratio is generally 20 students to 1 teacher, which leaves advanced or not so advanced students lost in the shuffle. There are no special programs for those with advanced needs and I was told by the school that there was nothing they could do. The seasoned teachers seem tired and the new teachers are just going with the flow. There is no innovation for our kids and no desire to succeed.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2014
I have twins attending this school. Both of my children are tested with the level of knowledge required to pass each course. However, I have noticed that my children do not bring home much homework. This worries me. I think this teaches them that they are required to work on a daily basis once they hit 18 years of age. I see no reason not to push them harder. I would like to see the school focus on placement for 9th grade by presenting material from surrounding schools and by testing my children to see what they are inclined to pursue for a career. Right now, they do NOT have enough information about what career path to follow. This makes me think that the selection for a high school might be incorrect. The school should be reviewing what types of careers fit the student best and then offer suggestions about where to attend high school to fit the student's desire to pursue the career of their choice. The teachers/staff seem like they are actively involved with directing my children. I don't feel like my children aren't involved with course curriculum. But they can definitely benefit from career path information at this point in their lives.

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August 10, 2013
More communication needs to take place at this school, especially between parents and teachers. Teachers need to inform parents when child is getting special resources. Testing child without parental consent is not acceptable!! Severe lack of communication in this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2010
CT Magazine just rated Sterling Comm. School as dead last in performance for small towns in CT. 29 of 29. Scores were based on 2007,8,9 CMT's.

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Sterling Community School
251 Sterling Rd, Sterling, CT  06377
(860) 564-2728
Last modified Sterling Community School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sterling Community School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top