Discovery Academy

Discovery Academy serves 518 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 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).

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School Overview

Discovery Academy's student population of 518 students has grown by 45% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students518 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

Discovery Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#355 out of 951 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
35%
25%
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Black
17%
13%
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White
34%
54%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.730.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCapitol Region Education Coun School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Discovery Academy is Bulkeley High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Betances Stem Magnet School (0.2 miles away)
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