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Old 10-27-2006, 11:55 PM
 
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Stratford looks like a nice community in which to live and go to school. Is it really?

Can anyone offer any advice??
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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Yes, Stratford is a nice town with plenty of amenities. There are a few areas to stay away from that border Bridgeport (most of the trouble being Bridgeport), however. The schools are good though test scores will be mixed because it's a mixed socioeconomic setting. Some will say Bunnell is better than Stratford High, but from first hand experience they offer the same education and constantly collaborate. Stratford is located down town though and doesn't have their athletic facilities on school grounds as Bunnell does.

Otherwise, there are great parks, great rec opportunties, Short Beach and much more.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:02 PM
 
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Stratford is a nice town. The problem area tends to be south of Route 1 (Boston Avenue/Barnum Avenue), really more in the Stratford Avenue area. North of Route 1 is nice. As for the schools, I agree they are decent but struggle with standardized tests because of socio-economic factors. Jay
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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The original post is almost 10 years old. I wonder if the OP is still awaiting an answer...
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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Stratford is a nice town, but I agree with Jay that the school does struggle with their test scores for socio economic reasons. However, as I had shown last year on this site, it's not just test scores - compared to Fairfield & Trumbull nearby, Stratford offers fewer AP classes at the high school level and they have a worse computer/student ratio than their wealthier neighbors.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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The original post is almost 10 years old. I wonder if the OP is still awaiting an answer...
wow - didn't even notice the thread necromancy there.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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However, as I had shown last year on this site, it's not just test scores - compared to Fairfield & Trumbull nearby, Stratford offers fewer AP classes at the high school level and they have a worse computer/student ratio than their wealthier neighbors.
Well duh
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: CT, New England
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Honestly, a better measure of school is can my town's/city's (high) school enable my child to attend a great university or is the education so atrocious that it'll bottleneck them.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Honestly, a better measure of school is can my town's/city's (high) school enable my child to attend a great university or is the education so atrocious that it'll bottleneck them.
This is kind of hard to measure it this way. Even the worst performing schools in Connecticut send students to good colleges. Jay
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: CT, New England
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True. It's hard to quantify, but, all I am saying is that you have to sometimes look past the numbers and apply some thinking. Teachers in Connecticut overall are pretty good. Requirements are strict in comparison to other states. I still think that the child himself is the biggest asset in learning.
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