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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Newington School District is an above average, public school district located in NEWINGTON, CT. It has 4,050 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
About Newington School District...
Address
131 CEDAR STREET
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
Telephone
(860) 665-8610
Website

Newington School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1150
242 responses
Average ACT
27
20 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,050
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,892
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$76,055,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,263/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    3%

Newington School District Reviews

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My experience in Newington has been great! I relocated back to CT from California in 2008 and lived in New Britain for 2 years before moving to Newington. The way that your treated in other towns are not as welcoming as I received in Newington. I have nothing but great experiences in Newington but I can say other words about living in New Britain which is the town that I was born and raised in.
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Newington has always been a town that does not cut away at the schools when times get financially unstable. They always find ways to fund the teachers and programs so the students get the best education possible. Newington is consistently rated one of the best towns in the country for music - instrument lessons start in 5th grade. They offer over a dozen varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen sports in the high school including ice hockey, and are in the process of opening a biomedical and aerospace STEM lab in the high school. They already have these two programs flourishing at the middle schools. The teachers are extremely qualified - all are required to have a masters within a few years of their hiring. Clubs such as Student Government, Marching Band, Spanish, and Drama are just a few things that students can participate in for fun and for their resumes. It's an excellent school system for a small town.
Newington high school is a school that has good academics and opportunities to learn but lacks in diversity, budgeting, and getting students ready for college. The diversity is poor because there are not many minorities though I should note that it has a program with Hartford public schools that allows students from the Hartford school district to attend Newington high school. The budget at the school is spent on things that are not needed like giving every student in the Newington school district a google chrome book. Instead, they school spend their money on better lunches and art classes because they could use some work. Also, there are plenty of computers that students could use in the library and labs. Lastly, the high school does not help students get ready for college effectively. I did not receive any help applying for things like scholarships even though I had asked for help searching.