Adams Celebrates Opening of Rogers School

September 1, 2016

Rep. Terry Adams joins his legislative colleagues who represent Stamford in celebrating the opening of Rogers International Inter-District Magnet School.

Helping to secure $62 million in state funding for the newly expanded Rogers International Inter-District Magnet School and being part of the school's grand opening was a thrilling and memorable accomplishment for Rep. Terry Adams, who vowed to keep fighting for Stamford children in the State Capitol.

The school at 200 Strawberry Hill Ave. opened to 240 kindergartners and first-graders after the Sept. 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

As Stamford’s public school enrollment keeps growing, students and parents now have another incredible option at Rogers School. The state's $62 million investment for expanding and renovating Rogers School will help ease overcrowding in our other schools.

  • Attendance in Stamford Public Schools has grown by nearly 5,000 new students in the past fifteen years and more growth is expected in the future.
  • Enrollment has jumped from 11,394 students in the 1989-1990 school year to 16,069 students in the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Growing demand has strained existing schools to their limits. Many of Stamford’s schools are not equipped with modern small group instruction spaces and other necessary educational features. This has resulted in classrooms being forced to host multiple classes, the loss of dedicated music and art rooms, and the repurposing of offices, storage rooms and hallways as classroom space.

Expanding the Rogers School will help Stamford meet the need for additional space.