Turn of River School

Summary:

Turn of River School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in the Stamford School District in Connecticut, with an enrollment of 662 students.

Despite its relatively small student-teacher ratio of 8.5, Turn of River School consistently underperforms compared to the district and state averages on standardized tests, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics significantly lower across all grade levels. The school has a low statewide ranking of 193 out of 249 Connecticut middle schools and has been rated 1 or 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger for the past several years. Notably, the school struggles to support the academic achievement of certain student subgroups, such as African American, Hispanic, and low socioeconomic status students, whose performance lags behind their peers at other schools in the state.

When compared to nearby middle schools in the Stamford School District, such as Scofield Middle School and Dolan School, Turn of River School generally underperforms, though these neighboring schools also face challenges with low academic achievement and low statewide rankings. The high percentage of economically disadvantaged students at Turn of River School, with over 50% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, may be a contributing factor to the school's overall academic struggles.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 117 Vine Rd.
       Stamford, CT  06905


(203) 977-4284

District: Stamford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
194th of 252 Connecticut Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,300 Help


Students who attend Turn of River School usually attend:

High:    Westhill High School

Feeder schools for Turn of River School:

Elementary:    K. T. Murphy School
    Northeast School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.5 Help
Number of students:  662

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.8%
White:
23.3%
African American:
12.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53% Help


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Compare Details Turn of River School ranks worse than 77% of middle schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked middle schools in the Stamford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.35. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Turn of River School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.8%), White (23.3%), African American (12.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Turn of River School is 8.5, which is the lowest among 5 middle schools in the Stamford School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Turn of River School is $18,300, which is the 2nd highest among 5 middle schools in the Stamford School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Turn of River School:

SchoolDigger ranks Turn of River School 194th of 252 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Turn of River School in the ranking list.)

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Stamford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Stamford School District 122nd of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Turn of River School

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Rank History for all students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 33.77 180th 248 27.4%
2007 34.30 177th 250 29.2%
2008 36.15 174th 252 31.0%
2009 41.75 171st 255 32.9%
2010 41.50 185th 268 31.0%
2011 40.84 186th 269 30.9%
2012 48.77 176th 272 35.3%
2013 51.00 168th 278 39.6%
2015 47.56 149th 280 46.8%
2016 31.63 155th 246 37.0%
2017 38.98 145th 250 42.0%
2018 27.53 172nd 249 30.9%
2019 31.21 168th 259 35.1%
2021 34.19 168th 275 38.9%
2022 20.12 176th 250 29.6%
2023 16.35 193rd 249 22.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 0.00 13th 16 18.8%
2021 42.15 15th 34 55.9%
2022 19.25 17th 26 34.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 27.79 182nd 244 25.4%
2022 18.87 34th 36 5.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 18.16 87th 104 16.3%
2021 35.73 134th 218 38.5%
2022 13.91 101st 106 4.7%
2023 11.80 104th 109 4.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.79 131st 160 18.1%
2019 23.73 128th 169 24.3%
2021 27.27 161st 235 31.5%
2022 13.87 142nd 166 14.5%
2023 10.11 141st 160 11.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 30.00 62nd 104 40.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.71 128th 164 22.0%
2019 23.74 126th 167 24.6%
2021 33.52 140th 224 37.5%
2022 17.79 137th 169 18.9%
2023 10.58 137th 158 13.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.28 61st 80 23.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.71 56th 75 25.3%
2019 32.11 64th 97 34.0%
2021 31.88 99th 146 32.2%
2022 22.29 80th 97 17.5%
2023 17.59 88th 99 11.1%
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Rank History for White students at Turn of River School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.54 61st 168 63.7%
2019 37.56 106th 166 36.1%
2021 38.32 103rd 175 41.1%
2022 30.05 106th 151 29.8%
2023 22.38 129th 158 18.4%
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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 Turn of River School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 272 166 15 75 0 n/a n/a 0 528
1989 269 141 21 65 0 n/a n/a 0 496
1990 237 163 17 61 n/a n/a n/a 0 478
1991 239 175 12 78 0 n/a n/a 0 504
1992 384 245 22 98 0 n/a n/a 0 749
1993 373 238 20 104 0 n/a n/a 0 735
1994 331 216 14 106 0 n/a n/a 0 667
1995 339 205 17 120 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1996 339 205 17 120 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1997 345 216 14 126 0 n/a n/a 0 701
1998 356 223 21 130 0 n/a n/a 0 730
1999 374 208 20 103 0 n/a n/a 0 705
2000 397 201 18 111 0 n/a n/a 0 727
2001 452 217 19 118 0 n/a n/a 0 806
2002 363 144 37 143 0 n/a n/a -1 686
2003 363 144 37 143 0 n/a n/a -1 686
2004 295 99 42 194 0 n/a n/a 0 630
2005 292 108 36 218 0 n/a n/a 0 654
2006 288 104 39 255 0 n/a n/a 0 686
2007 281 100 27 239 0 n/a n/a 0 647
2008 265 95 34 215 0 n/a n/a 0 609
2009 251 92 36 215 1 n/a n/a 0 595
2010 222 100 37 180 0 n/a n/a 0 539
2011 223 92 39 217 0 0 1 0 572
2012 212 89 35 220 0 0 1 0 557
2013 225 84 41 223 0 0 5 0 578
2014 212 83 34 212 0 0 5 0 546
2015 213 96 46 245 0 0 10 0 610
2016 200 79 38 252 0 1 14 0 584
2017 194 100 47 267 0 0 16 0 624
2018 166 100 49 304 1 0 16 0 636
2019 197 100 61 268 0 0 27 0 653
2020 203 85 61 305 0 1 30 0 685
2021 193 81 44 313 0 1 31 0 663
2022 183 89 30 346 0 0 24 0 672
2023 154 84 30 376 0 0 18 0 662

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 Turn of River School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 528 49.0 10.7 n/a
1989 496 50.0 9.9 n/a
1990 478 49.0 9.7 n/a
1991 504 54.0 9.3 n/a
1992 749 70.6 10.6 26
1993 735 73.3 10.0 2.4
1994 667 73.0 9.1 40
1995 681 62.0 11.0 31.6
1996 681 62.0 11.0 31.6
1997 701 62.0 11.3 34.4
1998 730 65.0 11.2 25.1
1999 705 64.4 10.9 27.2
2000 727 67.4 10.8 19.8
2001 806 72.4 11.1 n/a
2002 686 65.4 10.5 33
2003 686 65.4 10.5 33
2004 630 62.0 10.2 43.5
2005 654 55.5 11.8 n/a
2006 686 54.5 12.6 49.9
2007 647 50.5 12.8 43.9
2008 609 54.1 11.3 42.7
2009 595 57.9 11.8 44.7
2010 539 51.0 10.5 40.8
2011 572 53.0 10.7 50.7
2012 557 53.0 10.5 51.7
2013 578 52.0 11.1 50.5
2014 546 54.2 10.0 43
2015 610 55.0 11.0 51
2016 584 51.0 11.4 53.3
2017 624 52.9 11.7 53.7
2018 636 55.3 11.5 56.4
2019 653 63.2 10.3 60.5
2020 685 57.7 11.8 59.7
2021 663 58.5 11.3 58.8
2022 672 58.3 11.5 53.4
2023 662 77.0 8.5 53

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 Turn of River School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 528 49.0 10.7 n/a
1989 496 50.0 9.9 n/a
1990 478 49.0 9.7 n/a
1991 504 54.0 9.3 n/a
1992 749 70.6 10.6 26
1993 735 73.3 10.0 2.4
1994 667 73.0 9.1 40
1995 681 62.0 11.0 31.6
1996 681 62.0 11.0 31.6
1997 701 62.0 11.3 34.4
1998 730 65.0 11.2 25.1
1999 705 64.4 10.9 27.2
2000 727 67.4 10.8 19.8
2001 806 72.4 11.1 n/a
2002 686 65.4 10.5 33
2003 686 65.4 10.5 33
2004 630 62.0 10.2 43.5
2005 654 55.5 11.8 n/a
2006 686 54.5 12.6 49.9
2007 647 50.5 12.8 43.9
2008 609 54.1 11.3 42.7
2009 595 57.9 11.8 44.7
2010 539 51.0 10.5 40.8
2011 572 53.0 10.7 50.7
2012 557 53.0 10.5 51.7
2013 578 52.0 11.1 50.5
2014 546 54.2 10.0 43
2015 610 55.0 11.0 51
2016 584 51.0 11.4 53.3
2017 624 52.9 11.7 53.7
2018 636 55.3 11.5 56.4
2019 653 63.2 10.3 60.5
2020 685 57.7 11.8 59.7
2021 663 58.5 11.3 58.8
2022 672 58.3 11.5 53.4
2023 662 77.0 8.5 53

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 Turn of River School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,689
2019 $18,584
2020 $17,278
2021 $18,300

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Turn of River School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 168th of 259 Middle schoolsRanks 193rd of 249 Middle schools
 12.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Turn of River School)47.125.1
 22%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford School District)48.333.9
 14.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.348
 7.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Turn of River School)37.823.8
 14%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Stamford School District)38.724.6
 14.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)45.439.6
 5.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Turn of River School)41.526.6
 14.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford School District)45.339.8
 5.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)56.148.8
 7.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Turn of River School)3522.6
 12.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Stamford School District)38.428.4
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.139.9
 6.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Turn of River School)39.226.1
 13.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford School District)46.937.7
 9.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.848.5
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Turn of River School)29.114.4
 14.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Stamford School District)3524.6
 10.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)43.536.2
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students653662
 1.4%
African American10084
 16%
American Indian00
Asian6130
 50.8%
Hispanic268376
 40.3%
Pacific Islander00
White197154
 21.8%
Two or More Races2718
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.5%53%
 7.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Turn of River School

Students at Turn of River School are 57% Hispanic, 23% White, 13% African American, 5% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 662 students attended Turn of River School.

Students who attend Turn of River School usually go on to attend Westhill High School

Turn of River School ranks in the bottom 23.0% of Connecticut middle schools.


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