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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Sound School is an above average, public, magnet school located in New Haven, CT. It has 333 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
60 South Water St
New Haven, CT 06519
Telephone
(203) 946-6937

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1060
84 responses
Average ACT
26
6 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$29,730
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,490
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Field Day
    18%
  • Fresman camping trip
    18%
  • Halloween Parade
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Waterfront Festival
    18%
  • Open house
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
333
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,321
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$20,695/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Sound school is what you make of it. It has a lot of amazing opportunities and if you take advantage of them then you can really thrive. I have had the ability to take 2 classes at Southern Connecticut State University and 1 class at Yale University with undergraduate college students and even got a paid internship with The Nature Conservancy from programs available to Sound School students. The food isnt great but its free so what do you expect. Awesome marine science and technology programs and amazing campus! Love sound
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I love Sound School for the environmental leadership opportunities it provides students. learning there is hands-on and unconventional, which makes it very interesting! I would love for the school to receive more funding so it can improve our lunches and facilities.
Great experience! Great learning, also great college preparation. Sound School is a great fit for me. It is a very small family oriented school, one where you can create many friends that can last you a lifetime and also further your education.