#121 Middle School in CT and #30 in Fairfield County

Rippowam Middle School

381 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905

How Good is Rippowam Middle School?

Report Card

C Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
C+ School Safety
C+ Overall Grade

Rippowam Middle School is a middle school located in Stamford, Connecticut. An enrollment of 703 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school received an overall grade of C+. Compared to other state schools Rippowam Middle School scores are slightly below average. Of middle schools in the Fairfield County it is ranked 30. Statewide, Rippowam Middle School is ranked 121 for middle schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of factors, such as student results on Connecticut standardized tests. Rippowam Middle School earned a grade of C for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C
Test Performance Poor
Algebra 1 Passed Very Good

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is estimated by comparing a variety of factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. Rippowam Middle School received a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety grade. Rippowam Middle School performs slightly below average compared to other Connecticut middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is C+.

Safety Grade C+
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at Rippowam Middle School are summarized below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 703
Minority Students 506
Diversity Index 57
Students with Disablities 98
Economically Disadvantaged 59%
Limited English Proficiency 13%
Gifted Students N/A


High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, schools nearby to Rippowam Middle School are included. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a full list of schools in Stamford, visit the Stamford, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Turn of River School B- C B+ A+
2 Dolan School B B- B+ A
3 Cloonan School C+ C B C
4 Trailblazers Academy C- D A+ N/A
5 Middlesex Middle School A+ A+ A A+

Rippowam Middle School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are at Rippowam Middle School? 703 students.
  • How good of a school is Rippowam Middle School? The school received an overall grade of C+, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Rippowam Middle School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Rippowam Middle School? The school's number is (203) 977-5255. You can visit their website at http://www.rippowamib.org/.
  • Where is Rippowam Middle School? 381 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, Connecticut 06905

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, 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 Safety 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
Turn of River School
117 Vine Rd Stamford, CT 06905
Dolan School
51 Toms Rd Stamford, CT 06906
Cloonan School
11 West North St Stamford, CT 06902
Trailblazers Academy
83 Lockwood Ave Stamford, CT 06902
Middlesex Middle School
204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd Darien, CT 06820