Frank Ward Strong School

191 Main Street
Durham, CT 06422
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 298 students in grades 6-8, Frank Ward Strong School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • : Top 50% in CT
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 61% (Top 50%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Frank Ward Strong School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Frank Ward Strong School's student population of 298 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
298 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Frank Ward Strong School ranks within the top 50% of all 942 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Frank Ward Strong School is 0.25, which is less 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)
#380 out of 942 schools
(Top 50%)
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49%
40%
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61%
50%
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60-64%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
29%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
86%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Frank Ward Strong School's ranking?
Frank Ward Strong School is ranked #380 out of 942 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CT state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CT state average).
How many students attend Frank Ward Strong School?
298 students attend Frank Ward Strong School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Frank Ward Strong School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Frank Ward Strong School?
Frank Ward Strong School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Frank Ward Strong School offer ?
Frank Ward Strong School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Frank Ward Strong School part of?
Frank Ward Strong School is part of Regional School District 13.

School Reviews

5   3/9/2007
All the kids at my school (Strong) have so much to do, in academic programs, there is Drama, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Cross Country and so on. We have Music two times a week as well as art and gym and tech. ed or health. In the Inter-graded Day or ID program awards are given out for the school values they are Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Responsibility and Courage. The school is very clean and the lunches are very good. The teachers are patient and nice but they get their job done. (teaching) My parents are usually involved in many activities such as helping out at the dances and being group leaders on field trips, parents are usually involved in my school life. I would recommend this school for any maturing "teen"
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 61% (Top 50%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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