Norwich Free Academy serves 2,102 students in grades 9-12.
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 bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (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 49% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 2,102 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 48%
- Graduation Rate: 93% (Btm 50% in CT)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 25% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 49% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education
Norwich Free Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:
Norwich Free Academy's student population of 2,102 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 170 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Norwich Free Academy 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 Norwich Free Academy is 0.67, 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
#566 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 Norwich Free Academy's ranking?
Norwich Free Academy is ranked #566 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?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Norwich Free Academy?
The graduation rate of Norwich Free Academy is 93%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend Norwich Free Academy?
2,102 students attend Norwich Free Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Norwich Free Academy students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Black, 7% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Norwich Free Academy?
Norwich Free Academy has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Norwich Free Academy offer ?
Norwich Free Academy offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Norwich Free Academy part of?
Norwich Free Academy is part of Norwich Free Academy School District.
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.
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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