176 Cumberland Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Discovery Academy serves 518 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Discovery Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Discovery Academy's student population of 518 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
518 students
This chart display total students of Discovery Academy by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Discovery Academy
Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Discovery Academy by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Discovery Academy by grade.

School Rankings

Discovery Academy is ranked within the top 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 Discovery Academy is 0.73, 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
#472 out of 957 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Discovery Academy, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Discovery Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Discovery Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Discovery Academy and the public school average student teacher ratio of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Discovery Academy and the percentage of Asian public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
35%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Discovery Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
17%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Discovery Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
34%
54%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Discovery Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Discovery Academy and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Discovery Academy.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score
0.73
This chart display the diversity score of Discovery Academy and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Discovery Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Discovery Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Discovery Academy. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Children and Co-Ed Instruction
Learn about how female and male students learn differently in the classroom.
Understanding the National PTA
Learn about how the national PTA works and interacts with your local PTA.
Understanding Your Local PTA
Learn about how your local PTA works and how getting involved can help your community.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 518 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.73 (Top 5%)

Quick Links