Westover School

Summary:

Westover School is an elementary school in Stamford, Connecticut, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population, the school's academic performance is generally higher than the Stamford School District average but lower than the state average.

Westover School's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups. While its Hispanic students rank 22nd out of 173 Connecticut elementary schools in English Language Arts, its White students rank 148th out of 327 schools. Similarly, its special education students rank 111th out of 371 schools in Mathematics, while its disabled students rank 20th out of 22 schools. The school has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families. However, Westover School's spending per student is higher than the state average, suggesting a relatively well-funded school.

When compared to nearby schools, Westover School generally performs better than Julia A. Stark School and Hart School, but lags behind the performance of Strawberry Hill an ext. of Rogers International. However, Westover School's performance is significantly lower than the high-performing schools in the neighboring Greenwich School District, such as Old Greenwich School, Riverside School, and North Mianus School. The nearby Stamford Charter School for Excellence also has significantly higher academic proficiency rates across all grades and subjects compared to Westover School.


Detail:

Public K-5

 412 Stillwater Ave.
       Stamford, CT  06902


(203) 977-4572

District: Stamford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
265th of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,548 Help


Students who attend Westover School usually attend:

Middle:    Rippowam Middle School
    Scofield Middle School
High:    Stamford High School
    Westhill High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.3 Help
Number of students:  532

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
43.8%
African American:
23.3%
White:
17.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Westover School ranks worse than 53.9% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 3rd among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Stamford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.66. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Westover School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (43.8%), African American (23.3%), White (17.9%). (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 Westover School is 9.3, which is the lowest among 13 elementary schools in the Stamford School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westover School is $19,548, which is the 5th highest among 13 elementary schools in the Stamford School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westover School:

SchoolDigger ranks Westover School 265th of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Westover 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 Westover School

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Rank History for all students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 79.08 106th 570 81.4%
2007 81.64 62nd 568 89.1%
2008 81.75 61st 565 89.2%
2009 75.29 159th 566 71.9%
2010 71.51 202nd 579 65.1%
2011 68.47 234th 565 58.6%
2012 66.59 255th 564 54.8%
2013 63.88 275th 557 50.6%
2015 56.87 264th 551 52.1%
2016 50.87 257th 518 50.4%
2017 53.81 248th 519 52.2%
2018 53.48 261st 532 50.9%
2019 46.38 282nd 522 46.0%
2021 49.59 269th 538 50.0%
2022 40.09 288th 490 41.2%
2023 43.66 266th 491 45.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 64.81 111th 371 70.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.57 37th 60 38.3%
2021 70.09 66th 302 78.1%
2023 63.85 18th 72 75.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.60 165th 259 36.3%
2019 39.12 163rd 242 32.6%
2021 54.34 212th 455 53.4%
2022 39.59 155th 234 33.8%
2023 30.27 160th 230 30.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 13.28 20th 22 9.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.19 151st 262 42.4%
2019 37.06 168th 247 32.0%
2021 37.59 262nd 445 41.1%
2022 29.67 174th 232 25.0%
2023 24.31 175th 231 24.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.00 9th 21 57.1%
2021 60.64 12th 41 70.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.50 15th 101 85.1%
2019 71.19 20th 112 82.1%
2021 80.11 22nd 173 87.3%
2022 72.34 13th 99 86.9%
2023 87.63 7th 108 93.5%
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Rank History for White students at Westover School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.83 37th 295 87.5%
2021 56.91 148th 327 54.7%
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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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by a parent
Monday, August 23, 2010

Open Quote The parent - teacher communication and parent involvement is excellent. Don't be aftaid to ask qusetions and stay informed in your child's progress. Teachers like parents to show an interest and take an active role in their child's progress. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Westover School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 202 161 15 27 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1989 205 169 16 25 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1990 196 176 18 20 n/a n/a n/a 0 410
1991 206 181 21 12 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1992 192 165 18 14 0 n/a n/a 0 389
1993 197 187 14 23 1 n/a n/a 0 422
1994 200 201 9 29 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1995 206 198 9 33 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1996 206 198 9 33 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1997 215 192 7 32 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1998 215 188 5 38 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1999 228 196 12 43 0 n/a n/a 0 479
2000 258 194 15 154 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2001 270 163 21 151 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2002 309 136 29 187 0 n/a n/a 0 661
2003 309 136 29 187 0 n/a n/a 0 661
2004 326 122 34 162 0 n/a n/a 0 644
2005 322 111 53 154 0 n/a n/a 0 640
2006 340 126 61 172 0 n/a n/a 0 699
2007 315 126 68 139 0 n/a n/a 0 648
2008 303 128 80 127 0 n/a n/a 0 638
2009 276 137 88 147 0 n/a n/a 0 648
2010 234 184 92 168 0 n/a n/a 0 678
2011 210 200 105 198 0 0 7 0 720
2012 195 192 112 200 0 0 10 0 709
2013 177 191 115 218 0 0 15 0 716
2014 162 179 113 215 0 0 19 0 688
2015 175 194 109 217 0 0 19 0 714
2016 190 214 112 226 0 0 24 0 766
2017 165 184 101 237 0 0 28 0 715
2018 159 161 88 249 0 0 24 0 681
2019 167 158 82 251 0 0 27 0 685
2020 125 128 68 256 1 0 27 0 605
2021 105 125 52 261 0 0 26 0 569
2022 89 125 54 240 0 0 26 0 534
2023 95 124 58 233 1 0 21 0 532

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 Westover School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 405 35.0 11.5 n/a
1989 415 36.0 11.5 n/a
1990 410 36.0 11.3 n/a
1991 420 38.0 11.0 n/a
1992 389 36.2 10.7 15.2
1993 422 37.4 11.3 2.1
1994 439 39.0 11.3 36.9
1995 446 19.4 23.0 33
1996 446 19.4 23.0 33
1997 446 18.9 23.6 23.5
1998 446 20.0 22.3 20.4
1999 479 19.8 24.2 30.7
2000 621 56.8 10.9 39.6
2001 605 58.4 10.4 n/a
2002 661 59.8 11.1 38.1
2003 661 59.8 11.1 38.1
2004 644 60.6 10.6 37.3
2005 640 54.9 11.7 n/a
2006 699 55.6 12.6 30.3
2007 648 56.6 11.4 30.7
2008 638 56.6 11.3 31.2
2009 648 58.6 12.8 37
2010 678 54.5 12.4 40.1
2011 720 58.6 12.2 50.1
2012 709 60.0 11.8 47.8
2013 716 60.0 11.9 50.4
2014 688 56.5 12.1 47.5
2015 714 58.0 12.3 51
2016 766 64.0 11.9 47.5
2017 715 61.0 11.7 54.8
2018 681 62.5 10.8 53.6
2019 685 58.0 11.8 62.5
2020 605 63.0 9.6 67.6
2021 569 55.5 10.2 68.9
2022 534 53.5 9.9 68.4
2023 532 57.0 9.3 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 Westover School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 405 35.0 11.5 n/a
1989 415 36.0 11.5 n/a
1990 410 36.0 11.3 n/a
1991 420 38.0 11.0 n/a
1992 389 36.2 10.7 15.2
1993 422 37.4 11.3 2.1
1994 439 39.0 11.3 36.9
1995 446 19.4 23.0 33
1996 446 19.4 23.0 33
1997 446 18.9 23.6 23.5
1998 446 20.0 22.3 20.4
1999 479 19.8 24.2 30.7
2000 621 56.8 10.9 39.6
2001 605 58.4 10.4 n/a
2002 661 59.8 11.1 38.1
2003 661 59.8 11.1 38.1
2004 644 60.6 10.6 37.3
2005 640 54.9 11.7 n/a
2006 699 55.6 12.6 30.3
2007 648 56.6 11.4 30.7
2008 638 56.6 11.3 31.2
2009 648 58.6 12.8 37
2010 678 54.5 12.4 40.1
2011 720 58.6 12.2 50.1
2012 709 60.0 11.8 47.8
2013 716 60.0 11.9 50.4
2014 688 56.5 12.1 47.5
2015 714 58.0 12.3 51
2016 766 64.0 11.9 47.5
2017 715 61.0 11.7 54.8
2018 681 62.5 10.8 53.6
2019 685 58.0 11.8 62.5
2020 605 63.0 9.6 67.6
2021 569 55.5 10.2 68.9
2022 534 53.5 9.9 68.4
2023 532 57.0 9.3 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Westover School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,418
2019 $17,605
2020 $18,694
2021 $19,548

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westover School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 282nd of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 266th of 491 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westover School)59.336.4
 22.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Stamford School District)48.932.3
 16.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Westover School)50.437.5
 12.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Stamford School District)51.838.5
 13.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Westover School)66.952.4
 14.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford School District)46.939.7
 7.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Westover School)59.544.6
 14.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Stamford School District)48.241.1
 7.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Westover School)46.754.3
 7.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford School District)50.443.6
 6.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Westover School)31.442.6
 11.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Stamford School District)43.737.1
 6.6%
   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 Students685532
 22.3%
African American158124
 21.5%
American Indian01
Asian8258
 29.3%
Hispanic251233
 7.2%
Pacific Islander00
White16795
 43.1%
Two or More Races2721
 22.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.5%61.1%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Westover School

Students at Westover School are 44% Hispanic, 23% African American, 18% White, 11% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

Westover School ranks 265th of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 532 students attended Westover School.

Students who attend Westover School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rippowam Middle School
Middle : Scofield Middle School
High : Stamford High School
High : Westhill High School


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