School Details

Side by Side Charter School

10 Chestnut St, Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 857-0306
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-8 232 students 16 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

86%
86%
83%
64%
64%
72%
74%
74%
80%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • Side By Side Community School average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
80%
84%
65%
65%
78%
70%
70%
84%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • Side By Side Community School average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
61%
84%
52%
52%
79%
65%
65%
82%
48%
48%
88%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • Side By Side Community School average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
86%
86%
86%
85%
68%
68%
84%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • Side By Side Community School average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
85%
80%
80%
87%
73%
73%
83%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • Side By Side Community School average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Side by Side Charter School is a charter middle school in Norwalk. 232 children attend Side by Side Charter School and are mostly Multiracial; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 48% of the 232 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Side by Side Charter School is 16:1. Roton Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 33% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 10%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Tuve la dicha de tener mi hija en la escuela por 3 anos solo salio de alli porque me mude a Florida jamas tendre de encontrar una escuela y familia como lo Es side by side

  • (1 year ago)

    Side by side is a wonderful school helps alot of families to get involve in the classrooms with the kids & teachers. I feel that the school has a good education for our children Patricia Britton

  • (1 year ago)

    Is the best school my kids love going there every day is a new lesson and experience the teachers are always willing to help. I really love SBS Charter School.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are so incredibly fortunate to have our 2 children attend Side by Side. The Director teachers and staff are all AMAZING!! The classes are small and the students thrive there -- The teachers and 'hands on' learning philosophy has made their school days enjoyable -- they love going to school every day and are learning so much.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two childeren that attend Side by Side. One is now going into high school and all three of us love the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has been in Side By Side for two years and loves it. The composition of the students is diverse and the students get to learn experientially. The teachers are awesome. Parents are welcome to volunteer in whatever way possible. They have a great music teacher. Their extended day program could be improved. It is certainly better than last year so it looks like they are working on it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both my children attend side by side and I can attest that it is a truly vibrant and dynamic place to learn; our boys are thrieving there. My husband and I were looking for a school that offered quality as well as diversity and we have found it at side by side. The teachers are top notch are willing to go the distance to ensure that each child reaches their potential as is our new director. The afterschool program is somewhat lacking in variety but improving with each year. Parental involvement is a must so expect to donate some of your time during the school year. The fact that it goes through the middle school years is an added bonus. Anyone interested in learning more should check out their website @ side by side school.org

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