A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
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 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
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
227 responses
Average ACT
27
92 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A
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
A+
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.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Sport Events
    17%
  • The Morning show
    13%
  • Hypnotist
    10%
  • Cardboard Boat Race
    4%
  • Extravaganza
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
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.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,109
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
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.43 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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East Lyme High School Reviews

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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.
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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.
ELHS is a great school academically and an average suburban experience socially. There is a lot of variety in both the types of classes and levels of classes offered, and the teachers are almost all incredibly helpful and motivated. Although not a very diverse school, students are generally accepting but apathetic (it’s hard to get the to do anything without extra credit offered) and very fixated on their image. In terms of college prep, EL doesn’t do as much as other high schools in the area, but if you make appointments with your counselor and use the school’s online resources like Naviance you will be fine. The food is not very good- they claim to be healthy but really they just replace white flour with wheat flour and call it a day. The school feels very safe, and although there are issues with smoking, mostly drugs stay out of school. The sports and clubs/associations are varied and enjoyable. For the most part, this school is a good experience despite the monotony.