Marvin Elementary School

Summary:

Marvin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population, the school has consistently ranked around the middle of Connecticut elementary schools, facing challenges in academic performance and socioeconomic factors.

Academically, Marvin Elementary School's proficiency rates in SBAC/English Language Arts and Mathematics are generally lower than the Norwalk School District and Connecticut state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 31.3% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in SBAC/English Language Arts, compared to 32.6% in the district and 45.5% statewide. The school also has a relatively high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 57.14% receiving free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the nearby Rowayton School at 33.33%.

However, Marvin Elementary School's diverse student population, with 56.9% Hispanic, 24.21% White, 11.86% African American, and 3.15% Asian students, could be seen as a strength. Additionally, the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.2 students per teacher, lower than nearby schools like Kendall College & Career Academy and Wolfpit Integrated Arts Elementary School. To improve student outcomes, the school may need to closely examine the practices and strategies used by higher-performing schools in the Norwalk School District and implement targeted interventions to address the specific needs of its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 15 Calf Pasture Beach Road
       Norwalk, CT  06855


(203) 899-2890

District: Norwalk School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
341st of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,828 Help


Students who attend Marvin Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Nathan Hale Middle School
High:    Norwalk High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  413

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.9%
White:
24.2%
African American:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Marvin Elementary School ranks worse than 69.3% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 7th 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 25.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.9%), White (24.2%), African American (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Marvin Elementary School is 14.2, which is the highest among 12 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Marvin Elementary School is $21,828, which is the 3rd highest among 12 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Marvin Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Marvin Elementary School 341st of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Marvin Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Marvin Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Marvin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 32.17 441st 570 22.6%
2007 43.79 402nd 568 29.2%
2008 46.06 380th 565 32.7%
2009 57.40 326th 566 42.4%
2010 48.92 378th 579 34.7%
2011 47.71 378th 565 33.1%
2012 47.11 383rd 564 32.1%
2013 53.99 327th 557 41.3%
2015 46.41 318th 551 42.3%
2016 31.41 348th 518 32.8%
2017 38.27 323rd 519 37.8%
2018 31.74 367th 532 31.0%
2019 39.97 322nd 522 38.3%
2021 38.16 320th 538 40.5%
2022 30.30 325th 490 33.7%
2023 25.55 341st 491 30.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Marvin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 48.92 181st 371 51.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Marvin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 59.11 97th 302 67.9%
2023 33.31 44th 72 38.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Marvin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.09 221st 259 14.7%
2021 37.03 269th 455 40.9%
2022 26.62 178th 234 23.9%
2023 19.33 190th 230 17.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Marvin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.93 184th 262 29.8%
2021 32.15 284th 445 36.2%
2023 11.66 209th 231 9.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Marvin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.69 62nd 101 38.6%
2021 48.84 77th 173 55.5%
2022 51.36 45th 99 54.5%
2023 48.16 44th 108 59.3%
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Rank History for White students at Marvin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 27.56 258th 327 21.1%
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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 Marvin Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 243 95 11 43 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1989 219 100 2 33 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1990 209 114 4 43 n/a n/a n/a 0 370
1991 225 105 6 49 0 n/a n/a 0 385
1992 207 107 14 40 0 n/a n/a 0 368
1993 239 85 13 50 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1994 240 95 10 51 0 n/a n/a 0 396
1995 252 110 10 65 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1996 252 110 10 65 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1997 260 118 12 70 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1998 274 111 12 73 0 n/a n/a 0 470
1999 277 124 15 89 0 n/a n/a 0 505
2000 275 116 20 95 0 n/a n/a 0 506
2001 280 110 22 93 0 n/a n/a 0 505
2002 284 95 22 125 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2003 284 95 22 125 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2004 287 89 22 121 0 n/a n/a 0 519
2005 266 91 17 126 1 n/a n/a 0 501
2006 285 102 17 160 1 n/a n/a 0 565
2007 215 89 14 153 1 n/a n/a 0 472
2008 207 70 15 172 1 n/a n/a 0 465
2009 201 75 17 154 2 n/a n/a 0 449
2010 194 76 14 172 1 n/a n/a 0 457
2011 189 66 18 211 0 0 2 0 486
2012 189 83 22 209 1 0 5 0 509
2013 176 75 18 203 1 0 11 0 484
2014 186 78 16 202 0 1 11 0 494
2015 179 57 21 230 0 0 10 0 497
2016 177 54 24 217 0 0 14 0 486
2017 150 56 15 214 0 0 12 0 447
2018 142 51 18 202 0 0 15 0 428
2019 129 56 17 203 0 0 13 0 418
2020 115 51 24 218 0 0 14 0 422
2021 105 47 18 214 0 0 15 0 399
2022 102 47 15 224 0 0 18 0 406
2023 100 49 13 235 0 0 16 0 413

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 Marvin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 392 25.0 15.6 n/a
1989 354 25.0 14.1 n/a
1990 370 22.0 16.8 n/a
1991 385 21.0 18.3 n/a
1992 368 26.0 14.1 20.9
1993 387 27.0 14.3 2.1
1994 396 29.2 13.6 25.8
1995 437 30.6 14.3 27.5
1996 437 30.6 14.3 27.5
1997 460 34.2 13.5 20.7
1998 470 35.7 13.2 22.1
1999 505 34.9 14.5 29.3
2000 506 33.4 15.1 27.3
2001 505 35.4 14.3 n/a
2002 526 34.7 15.2 28.9
2003 526 34.7 15.2 28.9
2004 519 34.3 15.1 26.8
2005 501 31.6 15.9 n/a
2006 565 31.1 18.2 29.4
2007 472 31.6 14.9 29
2008 465 30.7 15.1 37.8
2009 449 35.4 14.2 37.4
2010 457 29.3 15.5 41.8
2011 486 30.9 15.6 46.3
2012 509 33.9 14.9 48.5
2013 484 32.9 14.6 51.2
2014 494 31.3 15.7 53
2015 497 29.0 17.1 40.2
2016 486 28.0 17.3 52.9
2017 447 24.0 18.6 55.5
2018 428 28.0 15.2 59.8
2019 418 30.8 13.5 63.2
2020 422 30.6 13.7 67.1
2021 399 36.0 11.0 65.7
2022 406 30.0 13.5 57.6
2023 413 29.0 14.2 57.1

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 Marvin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 392 25.0 15.6 n/a
1989 354 25.0 14.1 n/a
1990 370 22.0 16.8 n/a
1991 385 21.0 18.3 n/a
1992 368 26.0 14.1 20.9
1993 387 27.0 14.3 2.1
1994 396 29.2 13.6 25.8
1995 437 30.6 14.3 27.5
1996 437 30.6 14.3 27.5
1997 460 34.2 13.5 20.7
1998 470 35.7 13.2 22.1
1999 505 34.9 14.5 29.3
2000 506 33.4 15.1 27.3
2001 505 35.4 14.3 n/a
2002 526 34.7 15.2 28.9
2003 526 34.7 15.2 28.9
2004 519 34.3 15.1 26.8
2005 501 31.6 15.9 n/a
2006 565 31.1 18.2 29.4
2007 472 31.6 14.9 29
2008 465 30.7 15.1 37.8
2009 449 35.4 14.2 37.4
2010 457 29.3 15.5 41.8
2011 486 30.9 15.6 46.3
2012 509 33.9 14.9 48.5
2013 484 32.9 14.6 51.2
2014 494 31.3 15.7 53
2015 497 29.0 17.1 40.2
2016 486 28.0 17.3 52.9
2017 447 24.0 18.6 55.5
2018 428 28.0 15.2 59.8
2019 418 30.8 13.5 63.2
2020 422 30.6 13.7 67.1
2021 399 36.0 11.0 65.7
2022 406 30.0 13.5 57.6
2023 413 29.0 14.2 57.1

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 Marvin Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $19,093
2019 $19,506
2020 $19,584
2021 $21,828

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Marvin Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 322nd of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 341st of 491 Elementary schools
 7.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Marvin Elementary School)43.331.3
 12%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Norwalk School District)45.832.6
 13.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Marvin Elementary School)52.533.8
 18.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)46.839.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Marvin Elementary School)51.836.6
 15.2%
   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 (Marvin Elementary School)56.646.5
 10.1%
   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 (Marvin Elementary School)48.543.5
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Norwalk School District)52.844.9
 7.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.9
 6.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Marvin Elementary School)42.623.5
 19.1%
   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 Students418413
 1.2%
African American5649
 12.5%
American Indian00
Asian1713
 23.5%
Hispanic203235
 15.8%
Pacific Islander00
White129100
 22.5%
Two or More Races1316
 23.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.2%57.1%
 6%


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Marvin Elementary School ranks 341st of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Marvin Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Nathan Hale Middle School
High : Norwalk High School

Students at Marvin Elementary School are 57% Hispanic, 24% White, 12% African American, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 413 students attended Marvin Elementary School.


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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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