Thomas W. Mahan School

  • Thomas W. Mahan School serves 267 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Thomas W. Mahan 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 2015-2016 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 and Asian), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Thomas W. Mahan School operates within the Norwich School District.

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School Overview

  • Thomas W. Mahan School's student population of 267 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students267 students
Gender %Thomas W. Mahan School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Students by GradeThomas W. Mahan School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Thomas W. Mahan 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas W. Mahan School is 0.78, 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
Asian
18%
5%
Hispanic
23%
23%
Black
16%
13%
White
32%
56%
Two or more races
11%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsThomas W. Mahan School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.780.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
33%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Thomas W. Mahan School is Norwich School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 195 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Norwich School District's student population of 3,598 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $24,284 is higher than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $27,813 is higher than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
    School District NameNorwich School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    17
    4
    Number of Students Managed3,5981,534
    Norwich School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    21%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    34%
    58%
    District Total Revenue$92 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$106 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$24,284$20,313
    District Spending / Student$27,813$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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