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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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East Lyme High School is a highly rated, public school located in East Lyme, CT. It has 1,045 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
About East Lyme High School...
Address
30 Chesterfield Rd.
East Lyme, CT 06333
Telephone
(860) 739-6946

East Lyme High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1220
250 responses
Average ACT
28
94 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,872
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,173
National
$949
Median Home Value
$298,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    28%
  • Sport Events
    18%
  • Prom
    16%
  • The Morning show
    13%
  • Hypnotist
    9%
  • Cardboard Boat Race
    4%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,045
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,109
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,991/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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East Lyme High School Reviews

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I had a pretty adequate time at East Lyme. These reviews are correct in that there is a culture of apathy, and ELHS is a very white school. Some people LOVE it though. I got kind of depressed my last two years (me issues, not school issues), so it got a lot less fun, but I bet I would've had an above average time if I hadn't gotten depressed. Coming to college I felt pretty prepared, because I was able to take a ton of science and math APs, and I earned sophomore status the second semester of my freshman year! My only real qualms with the academics are that they can totally add more APs, like Computer Science and World History or Geography, but don't for stupid administrative reasons. Like we can only take AP Economics online wtf. Nevertheless, I can't say my education was bad, just adequate.
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East Lyme High School is what you make it. There are pockets of the community that are incredibly extra and dramatic, and sure there are of course our stereotypical rich brats- but most of us are down to earth and there to get into college. Compared to many schools in the area, ELHS gives it's students the freedom to really dig into their interests through their large selection of extracurriculars and elective courses. Interested in marine biology? We have a course! TV broadcasting in a school of 1500? We have that too! Sure, you may have to take exams for classes like choir but it is so worth it. People move here for the schools- this place gets you ready for college.
I liked the variety of courses the school offers, especially the AP courses. Furthermore, there are a variety of clubs that meet during lunch with students who care about the clubs. The environment at East Lyme High School is a safe learning environment that encourages students to balance their academic lives with their extracurricular activities.

One thing the school could improve on are their resources. In terms of technology, the school has fallen behind. Many computers are slow and outdated while SmartBoards and other technology constantly malfunction due to their age.