Naramake Elementary School

Summary:

Naramake Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, serving 365 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.

Naramake has a more diverse student population compared to surrounding schools, with a higher percentage of Hispanic students (49.04%) and a lower percentage of White students (31.23%). Academically, Naramake's performance on SBAC tests is generally on par with or slightly above the Norwalk district average, but lags behind the state average in most grade levels and subjects. However, the school's Hispanic and low-income students perform relatively well compared to their peers in the state, ranking in the top quartile of Connecticut elementary schools in these subgroups. Naramake also has a high percentage of students (50.14%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families.

While Naramake outperforms other Norwalk elementary schools, it lags behind the high-performing Westport School District schools, such as Saugatuck Elementary and King's Highway Elementary, which have significantly higher test scores and 5-star ratings. Naramake's challenges may be related to the broader socioeconomic factors affecting the Norwalk district, which could impact student learning and achievement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 16 King Street
       Norwalk, CT  06851-5429


(203) 899-2900

District: Norwalk School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
295th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,209 Help


Students who attend Naramake Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Nathan Hale Middle School
High:    Norwalk High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  365

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.0%
White:
31.2%
African American:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.1% Help


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Compare Details Naramake Elementary School ranks worse than 60% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 5th 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 35.52. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49%), White (31.2%), African American (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Naramake Elementary School is 12.5. 7 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Naramake Elementary School is $21,209. 6 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Naramake Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

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 Naramake Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Naramake Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 51.02 357th 570 37.4%
2007 46.96 383rd 568 32.6%
2008 56.03 335th 565 40.7%
2009 59.36 315th 566 44.3%
2010 54.32 347th 579 40.1%
2011 55.47 332nd 565 41.2%
2012 62.59 290th 564 48.6%
2013 59.76 293rd 557 47.4%
2015 40.93 351st 551 36.3%
2016 36.81 321st 518 38.0%
2017 53.91 247th 519 52.4%
2018 55.86 250th 532 53.0%
2019 44.92 293rd 522 43.9%
2021 45.30 281st 538 47.8%
2022 40.12 286th 490 41.6%
2023 35.52 296th 491 39.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Naramake Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 56.60 140th 371 62.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Naramake Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 63.36 85th 302 71.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Naramake Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 39.51 261st 455 42.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Naramake Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.91 159th 262 39.3%
2021 42.41 247th 445 44.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Naramake Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.11 14th 101 86.1%
2019 69.88 24th 112 78.6%
2021 72.32 32nd 173 81.5%
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Rank History for White students at Naramake Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.38 45th 296 84.8%
2021 44.35 197th 327 39.8%
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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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by a parent
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Open Quote I love this school and my daughter loves it as well! We moved to our neighborhood in Norwalk to get a full community experience. Our daughter was accepted to Columbus Magnet School and although tempted, we passed and stayed with Naramake. My kids can walk to all the schools and the teachers and staff at Naramake are so inviting. My daughter is performing above the state averages and has loved all her teachers. We made the right choice, Close Quote


by a citizen
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Open Quote Many people think Naramake is a wonderful school.
It is...if you are part of the "Principal's Pack." The principal is very controlling behind that smile of hers. She has made it so staff and parents report back to her everything they see and hear, and then she deals with it--or not--however she sees fit.
Although they will tell you there is no favoritism, it could not be farther from the truth! Children of teachers/PTO parents definitely receive certain "perks" and privileges.
The bragging about the test scores all over the Internet is nauseating! The only thing those scores mean is more money for the school and brownie points for the administrators. It really does not adequately measure a child's true intelligence.
If the parents want to kid themselves that their children really are in "the best school in Norwalk," they are in for a rude awakening. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Naramake Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 153 101 10 26 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1989 150 111 8 30 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1990 141 117 11 19 n/a n/a n/a 0 288
1991 155 116 11 25 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1992 160 123 17 31 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1993 165 114 16 22 0 n/a n/a 0 317
1994 171 108 13 24 0 n/a n/a 0 316
1995 205 111 15 31 1 n/a n/a 0 363
1996 205 111 15 31 1 n/a n/a 0 363
1997 200 121 12 40 1 n/a n/a 0 374
1998 195 127 5 54 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1999 194 130 9 52 0 n/a n/a 0 385
2000 200 122 15 51 0 n/a n/a 0 388
2001 209 114 18 59 0 n/a n/a 0 400
2002 214 92 19 64 1 n/a n/a 0 390
2003 214 92 19 64 1 n/a n/a 0 390
2004 230 77 23 59 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2005 242 76 11 58 1 n/a n/a 0 388
2006 247 86 15 83 1 n/a n/a 0 432
2007 225 60 18 88 1 n/a n/a 0 392
2008 219 58 20 94 1 n/a n/a 0 392
2009 228 50 20 107 0 n/a n/a 0 405
2010 241 59 19 118 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2011 235 57 21 150 0 0 0 0 463
2012 226 61 19 159 2 0 1 0 468
2013 217 57 24 160 1 0 3 0 462
2014 198 53 26 170 1 1 6 0 455
2015 193 58 22 172 1 1 13 0 460
2016 175 62 29 175 1 1 12 0 455
2017 149 56 21 167 0 1 12 0 406
2018 136 56 19 168 0 2 11 0 392
2019 122 47 15 164 0 1 14 0 363
2020 129 49 11 181 0 0 17 0 387
2021 121 42 11 165 0 0 17 0 356
2022 106 45 17 176 0 0 20 0 364
2023 114 38 15 179 0 0 19 0 365

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 Naramake Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 290 23.0 12.6 n/a
1989 299 21.0 14.2 n/a
1990 288 20.0 14.4 n/a
1991 307 19.0 16.1 n/a
1992 331 20.4 16.2 22.7
1993 317 22.6 14.0 3.5
1994 316 23.5 13.4 27.8
1995 363 22.7 16.0 29.8
1996 363 22.7 16.0 29.8
1997 374 24.2 15.5 20.6
1998 381 24.2 15.7 28.9
1999 385 23.0 16.7 33.2
2000 388 23.0 16.9 32.5
2001 400 27.0 14.8 n/a
2002 390 26.4 14.8 19.5
2003 390 26.4 14.8 19.5
2004 389 25.0 15.6 21.9
2005 388 23.7 16.4 n/a
2006 432 24.0 18.0 21.1
2007 392 23.0 17.0 17.1
2008 392 22.9 17.1 21.4
2009 405 27.7 17.3 23.5
2010 437 25.0 17.4 26.1
2011 463 26.3 17.5 27.6
2012 468 26.3 17.7 30.6
2013 462 25.3 18.2 35.1
2014 455 25.3 17.9 38.5
2015 460 25.0 18.4 36.1
2016 455 29.0 15.6 41.1
2017 406 21.0 19.3 48.3
2018 392 27.7 14.1 46.4
2019 363 25.3 14.3 53.4
2020 387 26.3 14.6 55.3
2021 356 27.0 13.1 54.5
2022 364 24.0 15.1 52.5
2023 365 29.0 12.5 50.1

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 Naramake Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 290 23.0 12.6 n/a
1989 299 21.0 14.2 n/a
1990 288 20.0 14.4 n/a
1991 307 19.0 16.1 n/a
1992 331 20.4 16.2 22.7
1993 317 22.6 14.0 3.5
1994 316 23.5 13.4 27.8
1995 363 22.7 16.0 29.8
1996 363 22.7 16.0 29.8
1997 374 24.2 15.5 20.6
1998 381 24.2 15.7 28.9
1999 385 23.0 16.7 33.2
2000 388 23.0 16.9 32.5
2001 400 27.0 14.8 n/a
2002 390 26.4 14.8 19.5
2003 390 26.4 14.8 19.5
2004 389 25.0 15.6 21.9
2005 388 23.7 16.4 n/a
2006 432 24.0 18.0 21.1
2007 392 23.0 17.0 17.1
2008 392 22.9 17.1 21.4
2009 405 27.7 17.3 23.5
2010 437 25.0 17.4 26.1
2011 463 26.3 17.5 27.6
2012 468 26.3 17.7 30.6
2013 462 25.3 18.2 35.1
2014 455 25.3 17.9 38.5
2015 460 25.0 18.4 36.1
2016 455 29.0 15.6 41.1
2017 406 21.0 19.3 48.3
2018 392 27.7 14.1 46.4
2019 363 25.3 14.3 53.4
2020 387 26.3 14.6 55.3
2021 356 27.0 13.1 54.5
2022 364 24.0 15.1 52.5
2023 365 29.0 12.5 50.1

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 Naramake Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $18,443
2019 $18,949
2020 $18,693
2021 $21,209

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Naramake Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 293rd of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 296th of 491 Elementary schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Naramake Elementary School)59.733.3
 26.4%
   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 (Naramake Elementary School)53.747
 6.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)46.839.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Naramake Elementary School)52.541.5
 11%
   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 (Naramake Elementary School)48.346.6
 1.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)46.636.5
 10.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.545.3
 7.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Naramake Elementary School)56.750.8
 5.9%
   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 (Naramake Elementary School)41.735.4
 6.3%
   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 Students363365
 0.6%
African American4738
 19.1%
American Indian00
Asian1515
Hispanic164179
 9.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White122114
 6.6%
Two or More Races1419
 35.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients53.4%50.1%
 3.3%


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

Middle : Nathan Hale Middle School
High : Norwalk High School

Naramake Elementary School ranks 295th of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Naramake Elementary School are 49% Hispanic, 31% White, 10% African American, 5% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 365 students attended Naramake 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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