Thames River Academy

526 East Main St,

Norwich, CT, 06360-2425

Tel: (860)823-4201
Grades: 9-12

76 students

Thames River Academy serves 76 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Thames River Academy operates within the Norwich School District.
The school district's 8% graduation rate is lower than the CT state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 76 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 76 students
Thames River Academy Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 57% Male / 43%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Thames River Academy Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Thames River Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 13:1
Thames River Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
3%
n/a
Thames River Academy American Indian (1990-2012)
Asian
1%
4%
Thames River Academy Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
22%
20%
Thames River Academy Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
9%
13%
Thames River Academy Black (1988-2012)
White
55%
61%
Thames River Academy White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Thames River Academy Sch Ethnicity Thames River Academy Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.64 0.58
Thames River Academy Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
69%
30%
Thames River Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
5%
Thames River Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,818 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Norwich School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
4
Number of Students Managed 3,818 1,781
Graduation Rate 8% 88%
Norwich   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $85 MM $29 MM
Norwich   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $86 MM $28 MM
Norwich   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $21,641 $15,687
Norwich   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $21,933 $15,388
Norwich   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Norwich Free Academy (1.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Teachers' Memorial Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hickory Street School (0.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Norwich Bishop School
    526 Main St
    Norwich , CT , 06360
    (860)823-4201
    0  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Norwich Hickory Street School
    Special Education School
    201 Hickory St
    Norwich , CT , 06360
    (860)823-4256
    Special Education School
    0.6  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  2-6
  • Norwich Norwich Adult Education
    182 Cedar St
    Norwich , CT , 06360
    (860)823-4299
    1.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Norwich Integrated Day Charter School
    Charter School
    68 Thermos Rd
    Norwich , CT , 06360
    (860)892-1900
    Charter School
    1.2  mi  |  330  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Norwich Veterans' Memorial School
    80 Crouch Ave
    Norwich , CT , 06360
    (860)823-4209
    1.4  mi  |  320  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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