Discovery Academy serves 522 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Discovery 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 522 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 72%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in CT
- Math Proficiency: 25-29% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education
Discovery Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:
Discovery Academy's student population of 522 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Discovery Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Discovery Academy is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#657 out of 940 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Discovery Academy's ranking?
Discovery Academy is ranked #657 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Discovery Academy?
522 students attend Discovery Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Discovery Academy students are Hispanic, 28% of students are White, 15% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery Academy?
Discovery Academy has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Discovery Academy offer ?
Discovery Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Discovery Academy part of?
Discovery Academy is part of Capitol Region Education Council School District.
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