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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
East Lyme High School is a highly rated, public school located in East Lyme, CT. It has 1,002 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

East Lyme High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1230
367 responses
Average ACT
28
112 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$93,416
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,242
National
$949
Median Home Value
$313,900
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.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
  • Spirit Week
    28%
  • Sport Events
    19%
  • Prom
    15%
  • The Morning show
    12%
  • Hypnotist
    9%
  • Cardboard Boat Race
    4%
  • Extravaganza
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,002
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$19,634/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I loved being at East Lyme High School, the teachers were amazing, the school in general was amazing. In High School, I played Varsity basketball, cheerleading, and golf. The sports at East Lyme High School are incredible! Lots of fans support the sports, students, teachers, and parents. Throughout High School, I did somewhat struggle because there wasn't much diversity, I was able to manage my way through the year, and have met some other diverse friends along the way. There is not a lot I would change regarding the school other than the diversity of East Lyme.
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East Lyme High School is recognized as a Blue Ribbon school by the Connecticut Department of Education, and it is easy to see why. The student body at this high school earns about 14% higher scores than the Connecticut average in math testing and 16% above state average in reading and writing testing. Not only this, but the continued effort by staff in all departments to create a safe, enjoyable, and engaging learning environment for students is evident more and more every class. This establishment exhibits a great amount of pride in itself and the capabilities of its student body, and the results are consistently clear.
East Lyme High School overall has been an amazing experience. The teachers/staff are all very focused on the success of their students. They dedicate hours of their time to ease students minds about college or anything that may be stressing the students out. Not only is the staff this way but the students as well. If you ever need help with something, such as finding a classroom or finding a teacher, the students have you covered and will help you find what you are looking for. Everyone in the school is always so open to helping no matter the issue. Everyone is so friendly and welcomes everyone with open hands.