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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Bacon Academy is an above average, public school located in Colchester, CT. It has 808 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
611 Norwich Ave
Colchester, CT 06415
Telephone
(860) 537-2378

Bacon Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
181 responses
Average ACT
28
22 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$101,031
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Median Home Value
$254,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Prom
    19%
  • Flex days every other friday
    18%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Spirit day
    12%
  • First day the Bacon way
    11%
  • Band/Choir Concerts
    9%
  • Attending Athletic Events
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
808
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,966
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,036/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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The quality of the academics was good. There were a lot of college level courses and they were fairly simple to sign up for. Most of the teachers and faculty were really understanding of your life in and out of the classroom and were willing to work with you to help you succeed. The sports were okay. Our teams weren't the best during the time I was there but they could always be improved. The students and faculty in our music and arts programs were very talented but they weren't recognized as the school focused more on sports. The politics clubs (student council, young democrats) were really involved with the school and the community, but the majority of them didn't do too much except the occasional fundraiser.
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The "Bacon Academy family", or to so as it is referred, has been subject to incessant mocking ever since my principal introduced the term in a pep rally my freshman year. There are times where my school doesn't /really/ feel like a family- but then again, does any family /always/ feel as close at it is?
I have spent two years at Bacon Academy and I will spend another two in its old, beloved halls positively littered with artwork and light. Within those ancient hallways, I have been met with nothing but acceptance, love, and an incessant sort of kindness with which I was once unfamiliar. I am a transgender student, and never once has there been a cause for me to question my safety. Staff and students alike have not experienced exactly what I have, but they go leaps and bounds to make that connection and support me.
Sometimes, I wonder about what makes a family a family. While I am still uncertain, I know wherever I go and whatever I do, my Bacon Academy family will be behind me.
My experience at Bacon Academy is decent since the academics are good however, I believe there should be a little bit of change around the school. I liked most of my classes because there was a variety to choose from in different departments such as language, technology, science, art, etc. In addition, I was able to earn college credit since a few of them were dual enrollment. One change that I would like to see is for the school to "go greener" because it is important nowadays to be environmentally friendly. For example, the use of Styrofoam trays at lunch or people not recycling things that could be recycled. Overall, my experience is alright here at this school.