A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
30 Chesterfield Rd
East Lyme, CT 06333
Telephone
(860) 739-6946
Website

East Lyme High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1200
162 responses
Average ACT
27
80 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    28%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Sport Events
    16%
  • 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
1,053
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses

East Lyme High School Reviews

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There is a wide variety of different club/organization options. There are the standard athletic organizations, like marching band, which I was in, football, soccer, tennis, swimming, etc. There are also many "for fun" organizations like art club, anime club, and movie club. There are a bunch of community service clubs, based on what you support. Some are restricted, like spanish/latin/french/national honors societies. Most of them are free to join though, like Chikembuso, Habitat for Humanity, and Key Club. There are a few, I guess the could be called "self help" groups, or support groups. Gay-Straight-Alliance exists in the school, but it's not been making a whole lot of ground in terms of acceptance. Tolerance is pretty good though, for the most part. Some clubs like best buddies pair people to less fortunate or disabled so the students can help each other. Some of the classes also support this idea.
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The greatest privilege I had in attending East Lyme High School in my four years was the many close, supportive, and positive relationships with many of my teachers. I felt this encouragement and trust has helped me to achieve more as a student both academically and socially. The most important part of the high school experience is to prepare students to be positive forces in the world and to live purposeful lives. East Lyme High School has given me the opportunity to learn new things for myself through music classes, team sports, service clubs, and countless elective courses that I found interesting. I am proud to be a part of my school.
Well since I moved to this school freshman year from a terrible middle school it didn't feel as bad. The community of this school sucks however, being as I joined sports and clubs, the best one being the drama club. The education is good and well known. The staff generally is nice but there are some few that can be bitter. The gym is great with the equipment and all, however very outdated. The worst problem is the cafeteria. The food is terrible and the seating situation is not even worth mentioning. Freshman generally sit on the floor in the gym or auditorium hallway. The library is alright but generally is not used for books. The computer policy is stupid with the no YouTube and only can use the computers in the central area. The college and career and computer room is generally off limits. The library is for people to go and socialize because the cafe is too loud and obnoxious.