Nathan Hale School

  • Nathan Hale School serves 630 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 46% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Nathan Hale School 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%.

Top Placements

Nathan Hale School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

  • Nathan Hale School's student population of 630 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students630 students
This chart display total students of Nathan Hale School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Nathan Hale School
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Nathan Hale School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Nathan Hale School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Nathan Hale School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 968 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Nathan Hale School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank
44%
19%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Nathan Hale School 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nathan Hale School 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Nathan Hale School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Nathan Hale School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
53%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Nathan Hale School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
7%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Nathan Hale School and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
32%
56%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Nathan Hale School and the percentage of White public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Nathan Hale School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nathan Hale School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.610.42
This chart display the diversity score of Nathan Hale School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Nathan Hale School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nathan Hale School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeriden School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Nathan Hale School. 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

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
We examine the issue of Internet access in public schools, particularly in light of recent allegations from a father that his daughter was allowed to visit online dating websites from her school during class hours.
Special education teachers face a unique set of challenges, and so do the parents of special needs students. Keep reading to learn some practical tips for making your life as a special needs teacher or parent easier.
Taking the SAT or ACT is a major source of stress for high school students. Keep reading to learn how to choose the right test and how to prepare for it.