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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Colchester School District is an above average, public school district located in Colchester, CT. It has 2,472 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.

Colchester School District Rankings

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  • Middle
  • High

Elementary Schools in Colchester School District

Middle Schools in Colchester School District

High Schools in Colchester School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
184 responses
Average ACT
28
23 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,472
Free or Reduced Lunch
17.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,966
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$44,843,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,036/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%
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

Colchester School District Reviews

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I really have enjoyed my time at the Colchester Public Schools, and I have been attending since I have been in kindergarten. I love how many activities they have to peak kid's interests, and most of teachers have been wonderful. At the high school level there have been a boatload of AP classes I can take, which I have definitely been doing. Although the schools may not be the best, and most up to date or polished, the teachers make the experience worth it. Eventually you learn to laugh that your locker won't open because it's 30+ years old and the lock sticks! And they are remodeling the middle school so that is pretty exciting for the younger generations. Overall my experience in the school district has been positive for the most part.
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I have had a good experience with Colchester School District over the years. The teachers, staff, and faculty work hard to make my learning environment ideal. Colchester school district has created a choose your own path learning style. They are very flexible with students learning styles, this is what helps students learn the content so well. The athletics have always been very competitive and serious, yet very fun and really makes me feel part of the community. I feel very safe in my school because we work very close with Colchester Police Department and there is almost always a recourse officer on campus. The high school is full of security cameras which was a recent addition to the school. Overall, Colchester is a great school district and I would recommend it to any parents looking for a nice place to settle and send their kids to school.
The elementary school was great but JJIS and the administration has proven to be terrible. The principal doesn't like to handle serious issues and they're are teaches not fit to teach children. Get your act together colchester! People are leaving everyday !