Kendall College & Career Academy

Summary:

Kendall College & Career Academy is an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, serving 403 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Norwalk School District, which is ranked 124 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Kendall College & Career Academy faces significant challenges, with consistently low academic performance compared to the district and state. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (71.22%) than surrounding schools, and a very high rate of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (60-68% over the past three years). On standardized tests, only 19.2% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 32.6% in the district and 45.5% statewide. Despite having a relatively high per-student spending of around $17,500, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom 20% of Connecticut elementary schools.

Interestingly, the nearby schools, such as Brookside Elementary, Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School, and Naramake Elementary, generally perform better than Kendall College & Career Academy on standardized tests and have higher school rankings, despite serving similar student populations. The school's performance is particularly low for certain subgroups, such as female students, male students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, but its English Language Learner (ELL) students have performed relatively well, ranking in the top 25% of Connecticut elementary schools in recent years.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 57 Fillow Street
       Norwalk, CT  06850


(203) 899-2880

District: Norwalk School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
405th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,133 Help


Students who attend Kendall College & Career Academy usually attend:

Middle:    Ponus Ridge STEAM Academy
High:    Brien McMahon High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.1 Help
Number of students:  403

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
71.2%
African American:
14.6%
White:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60% Help


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Compare Details Kendall College & Career Academy ranks worse than 82.3% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks last among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Norwalk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (71.2%), African American (14.6%), White (6.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kendall College & Career Academy is 11.1, which is the 3rd best among 12 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kendall College & Career Academy is $19,133, which is the lowest among 13 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kendall College & Career Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Kendall College & Career Academy 405th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Kendall College & Career Academy in the ranking list.)

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Norwalk School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Norwalk School District 124th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kendall College & Career Academy

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Rank History for all students at Kendall College & Career Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 38.04 413th 570 27.5%
2007 43.15 406th 568 28.5%
2008 45.43 384th 565 32.0%
2009 39.51 420th 566 25.8%
2010 50.33 368th 579 36.4%
2011 54.97 334th 565 40.9%
2012 58.70 313th 564 44.5%
2013 45.21 374th 557 32.9%
2015 24.12 428th 551 22.3%
2016 20.29 403rd 518 22.2%
2017 17.70 407th 519 21.6%
2018 31.97 365th 532 31.4%
2019 28.21 377th 522 27.8%
2021 22.53 404th 538 24.9%
2022 12.39 410th 490 16.3%
2023 13.60 405th 491 17.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Kendall College & Career Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.57 2nd 8 75.0%
2021 55.02 8th 34 76.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Kendall College & Career Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 41.98 215th 371 42.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kendall College & Career Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 54.14 124th 302 58.9%
2022 35.93 49th 70 30.0%
2023 20.16 63rd 72 12.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Kendall College & Career Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.87 216th 259 16.6%
2019 18.61 208th 242 14.0%
2021 20.26 357th 455 21.5%
2022 6.55 218th 234 6.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Kendall College & Career Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.73 200th 262 23.7%
2019 17.14 212th 247 14.2%
2021 17.52 365th 445 18.0%
2022 9.82 214th 232 7.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kendall College & Career Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.45 19th 101 81.2%
2019 67.44 26th 112 76.8%
2021 51.90 72nd 173 58.4%
2022 33.69 73rd 99 26.3%
2023 32.26 77th 108 28.7%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Kendall College & Career Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 260 138 3 63 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1989 266 132 5 69 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1990 258 142 7 62 n/a n/a n/a 0 469
1991 276 153 7 86 0 n/a n/a 0 522
1992 231 189 13 83 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1993 254 170 11 75 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1994 234 189 11 87 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1995 236 168 22 93 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1996 236 168 22 93 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1997 248 185 19 85 0 n/a n/a 0 537
1998 212 193 23 82 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1999 193 203 25 81 0 n/a n/a 0 502
2000 189 175 20 104 0 n/a n/a 0 488
2001 163 162 18 135 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2002 150 172 29 159 1 n/a n/a -2 509
2003 150 172 29 159 1 n/a n/a -2 509
2004 151 159 26 183 0 n/a n/a 0 519
2005 142 156 27 205 0 n/a n/a 0 530
2006 149 162 30 246 0 n/a n/a 0 587
2007 101 125 26 223 0 n/a n/a 0 475
2008 83 137 27 233 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2009 86 136 28 222 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2010 87 136 28 231 1 n/a n/a 0 483
2011 79 128 28 270 0 0 3 0 508
2012 77 125 20 273 0 0 2 0 497
2013 88 126 30 296 0 0 8 0 548
2014 92 119 23 324 0 1 13 0 572
2015 88 105 24 340 0 0 9 0 566
2016 101 99 22 326 0 0 11 0 559
2017 78 91 25 335 1 0 7 0 537
2018 67 80 27 323 0 0 9 0 506
2019 56 69 25 323 0 0 11 0 484
2020 48 75 25 336 0 0 19 0 503
2021 35 62 22 338 0 0 15 0 472
2022 31 64 22 297 0 0 11 0 425
2023 26 59 22 287 0 0 9 0 403

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 Kendall College & Career Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 464 26.0 17.8 n/a
1989 472 30.6 15.4 n/a
1990 469 28.0 16.7 n/a
1991 522 29.6 17.6 n/a
1992 516 34.3 15.0 23.3
1993 510 30.0 17.0 2.9
1994 521 32.7 15.9 37
1995 519 33.0 15.7 36
1996 519 33.0 15.7 36
1997 537 33.2 16.2 26.6
1998 510 34.3 14.9 28.4
1999 502 32.8 15.3 34.9
2000 488 34.6 14.1 33.8
2001 478 34.8 13.7 n/a
2002 509 34.3 14.9 42.5
2003 509 34.3 14.9 42.5
2004 519 33.1 15.7 44.3
2005 530 32.2 16.5 n/a
2006 587 33.7 17.4 44
2007 475 34.2 13.9 37.5
2008 480 33.5 14.3 56.9
2009 472 37.8 14.3 61
2010 483 32.3 14.9 64.8
2011 508 34.3 14.7 66.5
2012 497 34.1 14.5 69.8
2013 548 35.1 15.5 69.3
2014 572 35.1 16.2 69.4
2015 566 33.0 17.1 58.3
2016 559 36.0 15.5 71.9
2017 537 28.0 19.1 74.5
2018 506 32.6 15.4 72.9
2019 484 34.1 14.1 78.9
2020 503 31.5 15.9 78.5
2021 472 35.5 13.2 68.4
2022 425 37.0 11.4 64.5
2023 403 36.0 11.1 60

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 Kendall College & Career Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 464 26.0 17.8 n/a
1989 472 30.6 15.4 n/a
1990 469 28.0 16.7 n/a
1991 522 29.6 17.6 n/a
1992 516 34.3 15.0 23.3
1993 510 30.0 17.0 2.9
1994 521 32.7 15.9 37
1995 519 33.0 15.7 36
1996 519 33.0 15.7 36
1997 537 33.2 16.2 26.6
1998 510 34.3 14.9 28.4
1999 502 32.8 15.3 34.9
2000 488 34.6 14.1 33.8
2001 478 34.8 13.7 n/a
2002 509 34.3 14.9 42.5
2003 509 34.3 14.9 42.5
2004 519 33.1 15.7 44.3
2005 530 32.2 16.5 n/a
2006 587 33.7 17.4 44
2007 475 34.2 13.9 37.5
2008 480 33.5 14.3 56.9
2009 472 37.8 14.3 61
2010 483 32.3 14.9 64.8
2011 508 34.3 14.7 66.5
2012 497 34.1 14.5 69.8
2013 548 35.1 15.5 69.3
2014 572 35.1 16.2 69.4
2015 566 33.0 17.1 58.3
2016 559 36.0 15.5 71.9
2017 537 28.0 19.1 74.5
2018 506 32.6 15.4 72.9
2019 484 34.1 14.1 78.9
2020 503 31.5 15.9 78.5
2021 472 35.5 13.2 68.4
2022 425 37.0 11.4 64.5
2023 403 36.0 11.1 60

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Kendall College & Career Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $16,516
2019 $17,545
2020 $16,721
2021 $19,133

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kendall College & Career Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 377th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 405th of 491 Elementary schools
 10.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kendall College & Career Academy)34.719.2
 15.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Norwalk School District)45.832.6
 13.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Kendall College & Career Academy)40.226.2
 14%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Norwalk School District)48.936.3
 12.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Kendall College & Career Academy)43.728.3
 15.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)46.637.5
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Kendall College & Career Academy)49.433.8
 15.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Norwalk School District)52.843.7
 9.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Kendall College & Career Academy)42.718.2
 24.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)41.230.9
 10.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.541.8
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students484403
 16.7%
African American6959
 14.5%
American Indian00
Asian2522
 12%
Hispanic323287
 11.1%
Pacific Islander00
White5626
 53.6%
Two or More Races119
 18.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.9%60%
 18.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Kendall College & Career Academy

In the 2022-23 school year, 403 students attended Kendall College & Career Academy.

Students who attend Kendall College & Career Academy usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ponus Ridge STEAM Academy
High : Brien McMahon High School

Students at Kendall College & Career Academy are 71% Hispanic, 15% African American, 6% White, 5% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Kendall College & Career Academy ranks in the bottom 17.7% of Connecticut elementary schools.


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