Stamford, CT – Did you know that in 2020 Stamford Public Schools (SPS) students outperformed the national AP exam scores by more than 10%? Or, that 95% of SPS teachers, instructors and counselors have a master’s degree or higher? You can read about those and many other interesting facts in the recently released SPS 2019-2020 Annual Report to the Community. The report, which provides a look back at the unique 2019-2020 school year, including the district’s successes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now available on the SPS district website and soon will be in mailboxes of homes and businesses across the city. The report is being distributed along with 8,000 copies of Stamford Plus magazine’s summer edition.
The report also highlights the wide range of learning opportunities and experiences offered across the district and features an overview of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrating how our community came together in support of all things Stamford.
“The 2019-2020 school year began like any other, but ended like no other in history,” said Dr. Tamu Lucero, SPS Superintendent. “While it may seem that reflecting on academic achievements and celebrations of pre-pandemic school days is disconnected from our current reality, it is important for us to recognize those milestones and acknowledge how far we have come in the past 18 months. I am so proud of how we have responded to each challenge with a rapid, resolute and resolved approach.”
The 2019-2020 Annual Report to the Community illustrates the district’s commitment to community collaboration, engagement with families and fostering productive habits of mind, body and heart in every student. This year’s reports features: the SPS Seal of Biliteracy, the Stamford High School International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program, Nature’s Classroom, APPLES Early Childhood Education Center and the SPS Bridge to College Program.
The report also celebrates Chartwells Senior Director of Dining Services Dawn McGinn and SPS Executive Secretary and Determining Official Audrey Way for their herculean efforts to ensure that Stamford students received meals uninterrupted throughout the 2019-2020 school year and during the summer.
This is the second consecutive year that the SPS annual report is the creative work of Designer and Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) Alumnus Daniel Adams.