Connecticut River Academy

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Connecticut River Academy Photo #1 - Choosing a magnet school may be exactly the right step for your child - and you. At Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), we believe learning should not be confined to a classroom. We believe your child`s success later in life depends on the choices you make now.
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Connecticut River Academy Photo #1 - Choosing a magnet school may be exactly the right step for your child - and you. At Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), we believe learning should not be confined to a classroom. We believe your child`s success later in life depends on the choices you make now.
Connecticut River Academy serves 486 students in grades 9-12.
Connecticut River Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Connecticut River Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Connecticut River Academy's student population of 486 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 32% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Connecticut River Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Connecticut River Academy is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#672 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
52%
25%
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Black
22%
13%
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White
20%
54%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports
Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Volley Ball
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • At Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), students get a jump-start on their college career. In addition to a full range of high school courses, students have the opportunity to take classes at Goodwin University and earn up to 35 transferable college credits while still in high school - all at no tuition cost. Students are prepared academically and socially for college - laying an important foundation for future success.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 30% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 20%)

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