#215 Elementary School in CT and #62 in Fairfield County

K. T. Murphy School

19 Horton St, Stamford, CT 06902

How Good is K. T. Murphy School?

Report Card

B- Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
B Overall Grade

K. T. Murphy School is in Stamford, Connecticut and is a Fairfield County school. It has 536 students and 44 teachers and serves grades PK-5.

This school received an overall grade of B. Compared to other state schools K. T. Murphy School scores are average. Of elementary schools in the Fairfield County it is ranked 62. Statewide, K. T. Murphy School is ranked 215 for elementary schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Connecticut standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. K. T. Murphy School performs average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is B-.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B-
Test Performance Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at a variety of factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. K. T. Murphy School performs above average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. K. T. Murphy School performs above average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


An overview of the student body of K. T. Murphy School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 29%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 34%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 536
Minority Students 447
Diversity Index 53
Students with Disablities 32
Economically Disadvantaged 53%
Limited English Proficiency 15%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

You can find the closest elementary schools to K. T. Murphy School below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a larger directory of Stamford schools, go to the Stamford, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Rogers International School A A B+ A+
2 Hindley Elementary School A A+ C- N/A
3 Julia A. Stark School C+ C A- B-
4 Strawberry Hill an Ext. of Rogers International N/A N/A A+ N/A
5 Stamford Charter School for Excellence A A+ D B+

K. T. Murphy School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at K. T. Murphy School? 536 students.
  • Is K. T. Murphy School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is K. T. Murphy School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact K. T. Murphy School? The school's number is (203) 977-4516. You can visit their website at http://www.ktmurphy.org/.
  • Where is K. T. Murphy School? 19 Horton St, Stamford, Connecticut 06902

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Rogers International School
202 Blachley Road Stamford, CT 06902
Hindley Elementary School
10 Nearwater Ln Darien, CT 06820
Julia A. Stark School
398 Glenbrook Rd Stamford, CT 06906
Strawberry Hill an Ext. of Rogers International
200 Strawberry Hill Avenue Stamford, CT 06902
Stamford Charter School for Excellence
1 Schuyler Ave Stamford, CT 06902