B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Arts at the Capitol Theater Magnet School is a public, magnet school located in Willimantic, CT. It has 129 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
896 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
Telephone
(860) 465-5636

Arts at the Capitol Theater Magnet School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1110
26 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,211
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$777
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • I like senior prank day
    18%
  • I like Senior Day
    14%
  • I like Dance Fest
    14%
  • I like Video Fest
    14%
  • Show
    14%
  • I like the haunted house
    7%
  • Music Night
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
129
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,255
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Arts at the Capitol Theater Magnet School Reviews

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I love my school experience at Arts at the Capitol Theater! Or, ACT, as we students use an an acronym for the school. It's everything I could have hoped for and more. I'm accepted for my Gender and sexuality expression, and I get to learn about the arts! They offer 5 majors there, and my major is acting. The acting department is marvelous, and I wouldn't change a single thing about it! I also very much enjoy the singing classes I've taken there, as they have given me a foundation to how to sing properly.
That doesn't make the school perfect though. The academics lack, because of the commitment that students put into their work. It sets teachers and classrooms back when the majority of the students don't do their homework. Also, the administration is disorganized. Although this has improved over my 3 and half years at ACT, it's disorganized and messy at times. Students rarely know when events are, or if there are any rule changes.
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My experience as a black female wasn't the worst, but it definately wasn't the best. I experienced racism on many different accounts and was met with teachers that said "be kind" or didn't know how to handle the situation or discipline the people involved. On the bright side, I was involved in many shows, including the Cultural Benefit, Showcase, Coffeehouse and Video Fest. There are alot of classes to take, so it's kind of overwhelming to be at school until 4:25, however since I decided to take my art seriuously and really branch out, I learned that I was capable of alot more.
ACT is about the arts. At our school, you will find strong, talented and dedicated individuals who want to grow and flourish in a dedicated art form. Art is precious and not everyone realizes that in the outside world. At ACT, you are protected by the art. I have the privilege of serving as Student Council President and I am more than grateful for the experience I've received during my time at Arts at the Capitol Theater. My time at ACT has been met with good and educational moments because of my friends and because of my teachers. The academics are very good, due to the small ratio of 6:1 that we have at the school. The teachers put their students first. It's a place your parents wished they could go to as a child.