Norwich Free Academy

  • Norwich Free Academy serves 2,304 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Norwich Free Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

School Overview

  • Norwich Free Academy's student population of 2,304 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 177 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,304 students
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Total Classroom Teachers177 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Norwich Free Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 956 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Norwich Free Academy is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#576 out of 956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
9%
5%
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Hispanic
17%
25%
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Black
15%
13%
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White
51%
54%
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Hawaiian
3%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.680.64
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Graduation Rate
89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorwich Free Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
I really enjoyed the time I spent here. There were tons of respectful teachers, amazing buildings, and just so much that I appreciate. I've been a student here and I'm glad to say that I'll miss this school in the future. At this school, I felt safe and happy most of the time. The only problem is their food is decent and they lack Wi-Fi. Overall, I am glad that I'll be graduating this High School and I will always be known as a wildcat.
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5  
Norwich Free Academy offers more than 200 extracurricular activities. Between sports and clubs, there is something for each individual to take part in. The teacher at this school put the students education first, and they all have different ways of teaching. They are all there after school for the students benefits. Also, with the outdoor transfer to classes, and intake of each season, and the constant surrounding of security guards, make you feel safe in this educational grounds, makes for an incomparable high school experience
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