Stamford Charter School for Excellence

Summary:

Stamford Charter School for Excellence is a public charter school serving grades PK-8 in the diverse city of Stamford, Connecticut. With a student population that is 42.96% African American, 25.49% Hispanic, and 23.71% Asian, the school stands out for its exceptional academic performance and commitment to equity and inclusion.

Stamford Charter School for Excellence consistently outperforms the state and Stamford School District averages on standardized tests, with proficiency rates as high as 90% in 4th grade ELA and 86% in 3rd grade math. The school's success extends to supporting traditionally underserved student populations, ranking 1st out of 16 Connecticut elementary schools for its African American students and 1st out of 70 schools for its low-income students. This level of academic achievement, coupled with the school's diverse student body and relatively low student-teacher ratio, sets it apart from many of the nearby schools, such as Julia A. Stark School, Rogers International School, and Westover School.

Stamford Charter School for Excellence's consistent high performance, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, is a testament to its commitment to providing a high-quality education to its diverse student population. The school's success may be attributed to its charter school status, which allows for greater flexibility and autonomy, as well as its focus on supporting the unique needs of its students. As a valuable asset to the Stamford community, Stamford Charter School for Excellence stands out as a model of academic excellence and inclusive education.


Detail:

Public, Charter PK, KG-8

 1 Schuyler Ave.
       Stamford, CT  06902


(203) 989-0000

District: Stamford Charter School for Excellence District

SchoolDigger Rank:
54th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,201 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  28.0 Help
Number of students:  561

Racial breakdown:

African American:
43.0%
Hispanic:
25.5%
Asian:
23.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Stamford Charter School for Excellence ranks better than 89% of elementary schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.86. (See more...)
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Compare Details Stamford Charter School for Excellence ranks better than 72.6% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Stamford Charter School for Excellence is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (43%), Hispanic (25.5%), Asian (23.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stamford Charter School for Excellence is 28. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stamford Charter School for Excellence is $11,201.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Stamford Charter School for Excellence:

SchoolDigger ranks Stamford Charter School for Excellence 54th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Stamford Charter School for Excellence in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


African American students:

SchoolDigger ranks Stamford Charter School for Excellence 69th of 252 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Stamford Charter School for Excellence in the ranking list.)

Stamford Charter School for Excellence District:

SchoolDigger ranks Stamford Charter School for Excellence District 38th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Stamford Charter School for Excellence

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Stamford Charter School for Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.77 5th 522 99.0%
2021 83.84 95th 538 82.3%
2022 87.33 53rd 490 89.2%
2023 87.86 55th 491 88.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Stamford Charter School for Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.71 14th 371 96.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Stamford Charter School for Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.32 5th 302 98.3%
2022 99.40 1st 70 98.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Stamford Charter School for Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 80.63 91st 455 80.0%
2022 81.49 42nd 234 82.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Stamford Charter School for Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 81.66 83rd 445 81.3%
2022 86.83 22nd 232 90.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Stamford Charter School for Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.45 1st 41 97.6%
2022 99.51 1st 16 93.8%
2023 98.40 1st 16 93.8%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Stamford Charter School for Excellence

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.15 68th 249 72.7%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Stamford Charter School for Excellence

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 2 106 19 37 0 0 0 0 164
2017 2 128 37 48 0 0 2 0 217
2018 2 125 79 62 1 1 3 0 273
2019 3 163 97 72 1 1 2 0 339
2020 6 179 112 91 0 1 6 0 395
2021 6 177 113 86 0 1 8 0 391
2022 14 206 160 109 3 0 13 0 505
2023 21 241 133 143 4 1 17 1 561

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Stamford Charter School for Excellence

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 164 13.0 12.6 0
2017 217 11.0 19.7 59.9
2018 273 1.0 273.0 60.8
2019 339 18.0 18.8 46
2020 395 28.0 14.1 40.5
2021 391 28.0 13.9 61.6
2022 505 22.0 22.9 48.7
2023 561 20.0 28.0 50.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Stamford Charter School for Excellence

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 164 13.0 12.6 0
2017 217 11.0 19.7 59.9
2018 273 1.0 273.0 60.8
2019 339 18.0 18.8 46
2020 395 28.0 14.1 40.5
2021 391 28.0 13.9 61.6
2022 505 22.0 22.9 48.7
2023 561 20.0 28.0 50.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Stamford Charter School for Excellence

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,537
2019 $11,189
2020 $10,385
2021 $11,201

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Stamford Charter School for Excellence

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 55th of 491 Elementary schools
 10.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Stamford Charter School for Excellence)88.282.5
 5.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Stamford Charter School for Excellence District)88.282.5
 5.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Stamford Charter School for Excellence)10086
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Stamford Charter School for Excellence District)10086
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford Charter School for Excellence)82.490
 7.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford Charter School for Excellence District)82.490
 7.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students339561
 65.5%
African American163241
 47.9%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian97133
 37.1%
Hispanic72143
 98.6%
Pacific Islander11
White321
 600%
Two or More Races217
 750%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46%50.6%
 4.6%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 561 students attended Stamford Charter School for Excellence.

Stamford Charter School for Excellence ranks 54th of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Stamford Charter School for Excellence are 43% African American, 25% Hispanic, 24% Asian, 4% White, 3% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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