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About This School

Silvermine Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norwalk. 355 students go to Silvermine Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 57% of the 355 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Silvermine Elementary School is 13:1. Parkway Christian Academy Happy Time Nursery is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 19% 40%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 23%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 30%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Silvermine Elementary school is an excellent school. I have had two children in the school and have been part of the Silvermine community for many years. The teachers are dedicated and creative. Our children have been in the dual language program learning in both Spanish and English since kindergarten. We are so glad that our children have had the opportunity to learn a second language from such an early age. The Silvermine school community celebrates the diversity of it's students teaching them about countries and cultures from around the world. Silvermine has wonderful gym art and music teachers who enrich the lives of the students with their programs. As parents it has been easy to participate in and support our children's learning. We have been welcomed as volunteers and each year the teachers and principal have been very responsive to any communications that we have sent to them regarding our children. We are very happy with this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    Silvermine Elementary School is a great school and my daughter loves her teachers and classmates. She is thriving at this school and I'm so happy we made the choice to be in the dual language program. My daughter is learning both Spanish and English and is immersed in both languages daily. This is a wonderful way for her to become a bilingual speaker and reader. I'm so excited for her to have this opportunity to learn another language at such a young age. She is challenged academically and has learned so much already. I also appreciate the diversity that Silvermine has to offer and all the cultures my daughter is exposed to. She has learned about many different cultures during their monthly cultural studies and culminating activity at the end of the year. There are many family activities that we love to attend such as a Spooktacular Skate night Family Picnic Family Fitness night and many other activities. Silvermine is also located in a beautiful setting with a gorgeous field and river in the back. We love Silvermine and look forward to all the wonderful learning and memories that this school has in store for us.

  • (10 months ago)

    We have had a fantastic experience in the Mano a Mano program at this school. My daughter looks forward to going to school every day. I am thrilled.

  • (10 months ago)

    The only school in Fairfield County to hold a dual language program grades K-5 English-Spanish. So happy with the teachers in the Mano a Mano program!

  • (2 years ago)

    Great and friendly administration. Great Teachers. Good homework which you will not see anywhere in other schools. We were hestitant initially when we moved here but are quiet happy with our kid's development. The school and the staff is amaizng!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I can not tell you how impressed I am with this school. When we first moved into the Silvermine neighborhood I was warned by parents that the school was not up to par and I should consider a private school. Being the people my husband and I are we needed to see for ourselves and sent our son to Kindergarten. We love it HE LOVES IT!!! He is in the Mano a Mano program and amazes us everyday with his Spanish. Also he can read all by himself in both languages. Everyone we know is impressed with what he has learned in 1 year. The teachers are caring and responded very quickly to any concern we have had. We will stay!

  • (3 years ago)

    I think Silvermine is a great school to send your kids to. The CMT scores are improving over the last few years. The treachers are dedicated toward bringing and making school standards one of the best one in the district.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've been an employee of Silvermine Elementary for almost 2 years and I just love working there. I get up every morning looking forward to start my day at work. Since day one my colleagues have been very nice and easy going. The best decision I ever made was to work at Silvermine.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is a great place to be. The teachers and the administration work hard to improve student's scores and expose them to the arts and other extracurricular activities. some people think that this school is just a bilingual school but it has at least a dual language as well as a mainstream classroom in every grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    CMT scores have gone up and the school has a positive atmosphere now. My son loves his teachers and is continuing to learn spanish. The new principal and asistant principal are great and full of knowledge.

  • (5 years ago)

    Was a good school but has degraded over last year. Number of students in the class is over 20. Special Ed. suffers a lot. lets hope new principal can turn things around

  • (6 years ago)

    Awesome school! The 4th grade teachers are incredible. They are accomodating outgoing and very involved. They go 110% and are providing progressive activities to keep the kids engaged. One teacher in particular can be seen playing sports with her kids during recess to build cooperation and self-esteem! Incredible stuff that you dont usually see.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has attended silveriness for four years not by my choice theres a hand full of great teachers there as far as an open door policy forget it! The principle will stand up for her teachers right or wrong without looking at the situation.And it was the principle who would not let me into a classroom without having to call the teacher to check it out if all was clear.This school rates with Bridgeport lowest and we pay a lot in taxes.Very Disappointed Parent!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that the teachers in this school are wonderful creative and very giving of their time. My second grader has had a wonderful experience thus far. And to add my child has always been able to count by 2's 5's and 10's because of the so called 'macarena MATH' song that she learned in kindergarten which was a fun educational take on the original version.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a little to liberal for me I do not think teaching kindergarteners the 'Macarena' is appropriate.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter went to Silvermine for just over 1 year. Her 1st grade teacher was wonderful. Very involved in her students' education. The auxillary staff (e.g. gym music art assistants) were great. The front office staff was distant and rude and left much to be desired.

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