480 Townsend Ave.
East Haven, CT 06512
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Nathan Hale School serves 526 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 526 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Nathan Hale School's student population of 526 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
526 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Nathan Hale School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Nathan Hale School is 0.65, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#701 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
44%
28%
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Black
14%
13%
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White
38%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% CT state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% CT state average).

How many students attend Nathan Hale School?

526 students attend Nathan Hale School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

44% of Nathan Hale School students are Hispanic, 38% of students are White, 14% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Nathan Hale School?

Nathan Hale School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does Nathan Hale School offer ?

Nathan Hale School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

5   10/2/2006
My son just started Kindergarten at this school and we love it! The teachers are very caring and very organized. My son just started 3 weeks ago and has learned so much already. There are many activities for the children, and the parents as well. There is lots of parent involvement and everyone works together. My sister attended this school about 6 years ago and it was wonderful then. As far as I have seen the school is even better than what it was then.
- Posted by Parent - Acanu

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 526 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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