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East Lyme High School

Public | 9-12 | 1208 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted June 10, 2013

I do not agree with the previous comment about not emphasizing math and science. Both my daughter and son graduated from ELHS and won scholarships to Purdue University where they studied Earth Science and Chemistry. My daughter's teachers adapted the math curriculum to fit her advanced knowledge resulting in her being awarded the Beering scholarship worth $250,000. I believe the students and parents are equally important in the quest for knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

I think the school does not emphasis and promote the importance of science. The school does not encourge student to excell in math. That is why you hardly see any East Lyme graduates in top engeneer schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

I believe East Lyme High School is a great place for students to get the most to pre-college education while also building life long relationships with many students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2010

The academics here are great and many of the graduating students go on to top colleges. Honors math is very well supported and the teachers are excellent. In fact, the teachers in general are very willing to help students and many have very high expectations. My oldest was very well prepared for an honors program at a top engineering school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I has great courses, the students are trusted and the privileges are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2008

The school doesn't do nearly enough to support the arts, whether it be through their drama society or through their art program. Academics and athletics are emphasized to the extreme here, and so non-athletic students may feel marginalized for not participating in a sport or being a high achiever academically. The quality of the teachers is excellent in English & Language Arts as well as History, but I agree that math is not supported at all. I would like to see a re-vamping of their guidance office as well- there is very little emotional support for students- transfer students especially.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2007

Extracurricular activities abound; however, if you are looking for a very good cirriculum you won't find it here. They seemingly don't demand excellence from students; math appears to be a study they don't support well (although they certainly pay much). Typical of schools; low expectations from students = poorly equiped graduates
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 1, 2007

I've put two children through East Lyme High and I have never seen a school so willing to help young people as this place does. Kids practically live there with everything that goes on in the school. If you have a child that has the desire to excel and get ready for a top college, this is the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

the acidemic qualitie of this school is amazing they provied free extra help after school programs and they have an excilent band and about 32 difernt afterschool clubs that the kids made them selves. if you are a parint who likes to get personaly involed in your chilsdes life you can volentire your time when ever all help is aprisheated
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

274 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

274 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students67%
Female77%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian American83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian American92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian American88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 62%
Asian 7% 4%
Hispanic 3% 19%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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30 Chesterfield Rd Box 21
East Lyme, CT 06333
Phone: (860) 739-6946

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