Discovery Academy

176 Cumberland Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 521 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Discovery Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 521 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • : Bottom 50% in CT
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Discovery Academy's student population of 521 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
521 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 942 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Discovery Academy is 0.67, 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.
This School
State Level (CT)
#597 out of 942 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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30-34%
40%
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40-44%
50%
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30-34%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Discovery Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
49%
29%
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Black
16%
13%
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White
25%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Connecticut.
0.67
This chart display the diversity score of Discovery Academy and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Academy's ranking?
Discovery Academy is ranked #597 out of 942 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?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CT state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CT state average).
How many students attend Discovery Academy?
521 students attend Discovery Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Discovery Academy students are Hispanic, 25% of students are White, 16% 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 16:1, 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?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 521 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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