Tracey Magnet School

Summary:

Tracey Magnet School is an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, serving 465 students in grades K-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.

Tracey Magnet School stands out for its significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (56.77%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 34.06% to 81.03% Hispanic students. However, the school consistently underperforms the district and state in academic proficiency, with 5th-grade proficiency rates in 2022-2023 of just 29.6% in ELA, 12.3% in Math, and 29.6% in Science, compared to the district's 43.7%, 30.9%, and 41.4%, and the state's 51.3%, 41.8%, and 51%. Additionally, Tracey Magnet School has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 61.08% to 64.68% over the past three years, indicating a high proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

While Tracey Magnet School faces significant challenges, it is not alone in its struggles. Several nearby schools, such as Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School, Jefferson Marine Science Elementary School, and Kendall College & Career Academy, also perform poorly academically and serve high percentages of disadvantaged students. However, the relatively small class sizes at Tracey Magnet School suggest that there may be opportunities for targeted interventions and support to improve student learning outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-5

 20 Camp Street
       Norwalk, CT  06851-3797


(203) 899-2960

District: Norwalk School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
375th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,111 Help


Students who attend Tracey Magnet School usually attend:

Middle:    West Rocks Middle School
High:    Norwalk High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  465

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.8%
White:
16.8%
African American:
16.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.1% Help


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Compare Details Tracey Magnet School ranks worse than 76.2% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 9th 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 17.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Tracey Magnet School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.8%), African American (16.8%), White (16.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tracey Magnet School is 13.2. 8 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 Tracey Magnet School is $21,111. 7 elementary schools in the Norwalk School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tracey Magnet School:

SchoolDigger ranks Tracey Magnet School 375th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Tracey Magnet School 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 Tracey Magnet School

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Rank History for all students at Tracey Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 37.62 415th 570 27.2%
2007 38.73 419th 568 26.2%
2008 43.82 392nd 565 30.6%
2009 38.45 425th 566 24.9%
2010 40.25 425th 579 26.6%
2011 52.60 350th 565 38.1%
2012 44.13 400th 564 29.1%
2013 40.45 399th 557 28.4%
2015 42.59 338th 551 38.7%
2016 29.49 361st 518 30.3%
2017 25.32 387th 519 25.4%
2018 32.34 361st 532 32.1%
2019 25.10 397th 522 23.9%
2021 24.58 395th 538 26.6%
2022 16.11 383rd 490 21.8%
2023 17.95 375th 491 23.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Tracey Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 37.19 230th 371 38.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tracey Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 44.39 162nd 302 46.4%
2022 36.25 47th 70 32.9%
2023 29.97 49th 72 31.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Tracey Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.44 207th 259 20.1%
2019 13.83 217th 242 10.3%
2021 26.12 328th 455 27.9%
2022 8.37 213th 234 9.0%
2023 8.23 213th 230 7.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Tracey Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.70 181st 262 30.9%
2019 11.53 223rd 247 9.7%
2021 17.60 364th 445 18.2%
2023 11.53 210th 231 9.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tracey Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.11 47th 101 53.5%
2019 58.56 36th 112 67.9%
2021 47.35 80th 173 53.8%
2022 40.60 60th 99 39.4%
2023 35.65 69th 108 36.1%
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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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All ratings (Avg rating: 4)
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by a parent
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Open Quote Tracey has been a fantastic school for my two children in second grade and kindergarten. The staff is fantastic and the teachers are caring and nurturing. My Kindergartener has really made a lot of progress this year. I am very pleased with the school. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Open Quote I agree with the last reviewer that the PTO is the heart of Tracey School. I was surprised to see how low Tracey's rankings were, but certainly ESL is a challenge for many families. I have a child who needs some Special Ed services and Tracey School staff have been attentive and efficient in getting services in place quickly. This is a warm, community environment that deserves a higherranking than its getting. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Open Quote Tracey school has a bad reputation based on it's test scores which are low due to a very high English as a second language population.

The Kindergarten teachers have been warm and welcoming and my child is performing well ahead where he needs to be for 1st grade next Fall. This school has a great sense of community and offers many cultural enrichment programs that you would not be exposed to at some other homogenous schools that offer no diversity among it's student population.

The PTO is fantastic and very involved. These women are the heart and soul of the school working tirelessly to make it a better place.

Schools should not be based on test scores alone. It is the environment that your child will be surrounded by that makes all the difference in developing their character. Do not count Tracey out! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Tracey Magnet School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 261 133 2 25 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1989 256 128 5 24 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1990 259 147 5 32 n/a n/a n/a 0 443
1991 284 148 4 41 0 n/a n/a 0 477
1992 274 147 8 50 0 n/a n/a 0 479
1993 278 150 10 71 0 n/a n/a 0 509
1994 281 155 14 67 0 n/a n/a 0 517
1995 313 172 11 80 0 n/a n/a 0 576
1996 313 172 11 80 0 n/a n/a 0 576
1997 282 159 16 73 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1998 273 155 19 58 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1999 241 174 21 66 2 n/a n/a 0 504
2000 238 177 18 69 2 n/a n/a 0 504
2001 224 166 21 104 2 n/a n/a 0 517
2002 190 138 15 129 2 n/a n/a 0 474
2003 190 138 15 129 2 n/a n/a 0 474
2004 169 132 17 148 2 n/a n/a 0 468
2005 174 115 22 148 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2006 170 136 31 169 0 n/a n/a 0 506
2007 130 107 19 152 1 n/a n/a 0 409
2008 126 100 22 161 1 n/a n/a 0 410
2009 121 100 24 188 1 n/a n/a 0 434
2010 102 98 19 181 1 n/a n/a 0 401
2011 83 89 19 184 7 0 12 0 394
2012 88 108 16 180 1 0 8 0 401
2013 76 95 19 195 0 0 9 0 394
2014 74 78 20 198 0 0 15 0 385
2015 69 72 19 218 0 0 11 0 389
2016 73 65 25 208 1 0 10 0 382
2017 64 62 27 221 1 0 12 0 387
2018 59 69 31 224 0 0 8 0 391
2019 62 70 34 232 0 0 17 0 415
2020 69 67 31 249 0 0 19 0 435
2021 70 69 21 277 0 0 16 0 453
2022 73 68 18 282 0 0 22 0 463
2023 78 78 20 264 0 0 25 0 465

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 Tracey Magnet School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 421 26.0 16.1 n/a
1989 413 26.0 15.8 n/a
1990 443 28.0 15.8 n/a
1991 477 29.0 16.4 n/a
1992 479 30.4 15.7 22.8
1993 509 31.0 16.4 2.6
1994 517 31.7 16.3 26.3
1995 576 31.9 18.1 30
1996 576 31.9 18.1 30
1997 530 31.9 16.6 19.6
1998 505 31.5 16.0 22
1999 504 30.0 16.8 28.4
2000 504 31.5 16.0 31.2
2001 517 32.5 15.9 n/a
2002 474 34.6 13.7 30.4
2003 474 34.6 13.7 30.4
2004 468 31.4 14.9 33.3
2005 459 32.3 14.2 n/a
2006 506 29.2 17.3 32.2
2007 409 28.6 14.3 28.6
2008 410 29.3 14.0 33.2
2009 434 32.7 14.9 33.6
2010 401 28.9 13.8 53.1
2011 394 29.5 13.3 58.9
2012 401 29.5 13.5 64.8
2013 394 27.5 14.3 63.7
2014 385 28.0 13.7 67.8
2015 389 28.0 13.8 57.1
2016 382 28.0 13.6 68.8
2017 387 21.0 18.4 68.7
2018 391 28.3 13.8 65.2
2019 415 30.5 13.6 70.8
2020 435 27.8 15.6 69.2
2021 453 31.0 14.6 64.7
2022 463 35.0 13.2 62.6
2023 465 35.0 13.2 61.1

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 Tracey Magnet School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 421 26.0 16.1 n/a
1989 413 26.0 15.8 n/a
1990 443 28.0 15.8 n/a
1991 477 29.0 16.4 n/a
1992 479 30.4 15.7 22.8
1993 509 31.0 16.4 2.6
1994 517 31.7 16.3 26.3
1995 576 31.9 18.1 30
1996 576 31.9 18.1 30
1997 530 31.9 16.6 19.6
1998 505 31.5 16.0 22
1999 504 30.0 16.8 28.4
2000 504 31.5 16.0 31.2
2001 517 32.5 15.9 n/a
2002 474 34.6 13.7 30.4
2003 474 34.6 13.7 30.4
2004 468 31.4 14.9 33.3
2005 459 32.3 14.2 n/a
2006 506 29.2 17.3 32.2
2007 409 28.6 14.3 28.6
2008 410 29.3 14.0 33.2
2009 434 32.7 14.9 33.6
2010 401 28.9 13.8 53.1
2011 394 29.5 13.3 58.9
2012 401 29.5 13.5 64.8
2013 394 27.5 14.3 63.7
2014 385 28.0 13.7 67.8
2015 389 28.0 13.8 57.1
2016 382 28.0 13.6 68.8
2017 387 21.0 18.4 68.7
2018 391 28.3 13.8 65.2
2019 415 30.5 13.6 70.8
2020 435 27.8 15.6 69.2
2021 453 31.0 14.6 64.7
2022 463 35.0 13.2 62.6
2023 465 35.0 13.2 61.1

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 Tracey Magnet School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,428
2019 $18,100
2020 $19,034
2021 $21,111

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Tracey Magnet School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 397th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 375th of 491 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tracey Magnet School)42.428
 14.4%
   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 (Tracey Magnet School)45.537.6
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Norwalk School District)46.839.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Tracey Magnet School)31.730.1
 1.6%
   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 (Tracey Magnet School)30.234.1
 3.9%
   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 (Tracey Magnet School)49.329.6
 19.7%
   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 (Tracey Magnet School)38.712.3
 26.4%
   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 Students415465
 12%
African American7078
 11.4%
American Indian00
Asian3420
 41.2%
Hispanic232264
 13.8%
Pacific Islander00
White6278
 25.8%
Two or More Races1725
 47.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.8%61.1%
 9.8%


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Students who attend Tracey Magnet School usually go on to attend:

Middle : West Rocks Middle School
High : Norwalk High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 465 students attended Tracey Magnet School.

Tracey Magnet School ranks in the bottom 23.8% of Connecticut elementary schools.

Students at Tracey Magnet School are 57% Hispanic, 17% White, 17% African American, 5% Two or more races, 4% Asian.


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