Stamford school information

IndexStamfordConnecticutNational
Average Test Scores40%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools2465479,221
Total private schools1720724,874
Total post-secondary schools4817,963
The Stamford, CT educational system consists of 24 public schools, 17 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Stamford public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 14% lower than than the Connecticut average and 18% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Stamford public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Connecticut and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.6% have completed high school, 47.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Stamford are 18% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Stamford.
  • 88.7% of people in Stamford have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.6% of people in Stamford have completed high school.
  • 47.3% of people in Stamford have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Stamford

IndexStamfordConnecticutNational
Completed 8th grade88.7%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school87.6%86.9%83.0%
Completed some college67.8%62.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.7%45.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.3%38.0%30.3%
Completed masters20.9%16.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.0%4.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.7%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Stamford (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Riverside, CT8,28983%68%
Old Greenwich, CT7,00082%67%
Lattingtown, NY1,67181%65%
Armonk, NY4,30381%64%
Greenlawn, NY14,20880%62%
Stamford, CT127,41040%18%

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Topeka, KS127,47232%35%
Surprise, AZ127,49239%21%
Coral Springs, FL127,67356%14%
Concord, CA126,93833%32%
Elizabeth, NJ128,04226%47%
Stamford, CT127,41040%18%
Source: The Stamford, CT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.