Nichols School serves 455 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Nichols 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (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 34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 455 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 74%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in CT
- Math Proficiency: 23% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education
Nichols School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:
Nichols School's student population of 455 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Nichols School 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 Nichols School is 0.71, 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
#689 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 Nichols School's ranking?
Nichols School is ranked #689 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?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Nichols School?
455 students attend Nichols School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Nichols School students are Hispanic, 26% of students are White, 23% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Nichols School?
Nichols School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Nichols School offer ?
Nichols School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Nichols School part of?
Nichols School is part of Stratford School District.
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