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.
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.
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+.
The demographics of the student body at Rippowam Middle School are summarized below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its grade.
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.
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+|
|5||Middlesex Middle School||A+||A+||A||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.