Nathan Hale-Ray High School

Public 9-12

 15 School Drive
       Moodus, CT  06469-0404


(860) 873-5065

District: East Haddam School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
67th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,860 Help


Feeder schools for Nathan Hale-Ray High School:

Elementary:    East Haddam Elementary School
Middle:    Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  7.7 Help
Number of students:  262

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.8%
Hispanic:
8.0%
Asian:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.5% Help


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Compare Details Nathan Hale-Ray High School ranks better than 53.1% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.82. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.8%), Hispanic (8%), Asian (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Nathan Hale-Ray High School is 7.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Nathan Hale-Ray High School is $23,860.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Nathan Hale-Ray High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Nathan Hale-Ray High School 67th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Nathan Hale-Ray High School in the ranking list.)

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East Haddam School District:

SchoolDigger ranks East Haddam School District 88th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Nathan Hale-Ray High School

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Rank History for all students at Nathan Hale-Ray High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 70.56 64th 176 63.6%
2008 66.02 82nd 176 53.4%
2009 76.08 46th 176 73.9%
2010 72.82 55th 186 70.4%
2011 71.24 77th 189 59.3%
2012 65.97 90th 188 52.1%
2013 71.82 66th 193 65.8%
2015 70.21 54th 196 72.4%
2016 56.47 56th 132 57.6%
2017 49.11 69th 140 50.7%
2021 57.34 92nd 200 54.0%
2023 51.82 67th 142 52.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Nathan Hale-Ray High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.09 69th 189 63.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Nathan Hale-Ray High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 44.93 102nd 182 44.0%
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Rank History for White students at Nathan Hale-Ray High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 34.85 112th 155 27.7%
2023 18.36 99th 116 14.7%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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by a student
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Open Quote I've been attending this district since I was in second grade, and I have absolutely loved being here from the moment I walked into the elementary school building. Sure, it may be a small district with a limited budget which of course does relate to less resources for extracurriculars, but we offer everything from your all-American baseball team all the way to Multi-Culture's club back to a fencing team! All the teachers that teach here do so because they love the school and have insane pride when it comes to their pupils/work. Almost every single teacher in the school coaches a sport, has a team they preside over, participates in after school activities (you can find tons of teachers at our games grilling hot dogs and burgers for us during halftime), etc. One teacher in particular, my Gifted and Talented teacher (I'm a straight honors student!), spent time with me and, even though I've left the middle school, I remain in close contact with her. She started working with me in the fifth grade when I was an insecure nerd awkwardly going through puberty (by the way, absolutely no bullying in this school!) and stuck with me all the way through eighth grade when I left, better for having met her. I was a member on her mock trial, debate, future problem solvers and math teams. She pretty much made me into who I am today. All the teachers at the schools, elementary through high, are dedicated to bettering their students, and it's made possible due to the small size of the school district. Less is more in this case. I know all my teachers and they all know my name and face as well. This isn't a big school where you have to be a small fish in a big pond; here, virtually everyone is a big fish in a small pond due to their personal strengths, whether it be academics, people skills, athletics, artistic talents, pretty much every teacher will know you, even if you don't know them (and it's great because you know you can trust absolutely anyone with your problems!!). If someone's crying in the hallway, you can bet that within five seconds, ten kids (whether their close to this person or not) are trying to comfort them and at least two teachers are there trying to smooth the problems over. Though we may not have the largest cultural diversity in the school, there are several students from Hispanic backgrounds, there are quite a few African Americans, and I myself was born out of the country. It's a school dedicated to creating open-minded members of society. Our administration is so anti-bullying that if you even threaten to bully (a.k.a. say "If she doesn't stop I'm going to go up to her and call her an slut" or something like that) it's treated as bullying and you could serve detentions or harsher punishment depending on the accusation and the situation. Our close-knit community ensures that not one person is overlooked or "lost" in the shuffle. Everyone gets the attention they need and, if you have any problem whatsoever, be it school related or not, you can definitely approach the principal, currently Mr. Spencer (our ex-guidance counselor), our assistant principal, Mr. Espinosa, or our awesome guidance counselor, Miss Strunk, about it and know that it will be taken care of and that they will do everything in their power to make the situation improve. These guys (and girl) have seen it all and know how to help you with everything. We have one teacher, Mr. Flarehety, that's been here long enough to have had students' parents and even grandparents!! All in all, I think this is one awesome school and I could go on for years about how much I love going here, and knowing how lucky I am to be in a school where our biggest issue is kids stealing gym shirts out of gym lockers to wear during gym!! (Hope this helped in any way possible!) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Nathan Hale-Ray High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 445 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1989 439 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 443
1990 412 4 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 418
1991 385 7 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 396
1992 393 8 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1993 421 12 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1994 440 13 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1995 297 8 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 311
1996 297 8 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 311
1997 305 7 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1998 342 3 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1999 342 3 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 348
2000 319 1 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2001 318 2 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2002 323 5 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 332
2003 323 5 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 332
2004 314 4 3 8 1 n/a n/a 0 330
2005 324 4 1 10 0 n/a n/a 0 339
2006 241 3 1 7 1 n/a n/a 0 253
2007 365 6 5 10 1 n/a n/a 0 387
2008 384 4 6 11 1 n/a n/a 0 406
2009 400 4 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2010 391 4 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2011 370 5 3 9 0 0 0 0 387
2012 391 5 1 8 0 0 1 0 406
2013 376 4 4 15 0 0 0 0 399
2014 345 5 5 14 1 0 2 0 372
2015 336 1 3 7 0 0 4 0 351
2016 302 2 3 8 0 0 6 0 321
2017 318 2 2 6 1 1 4 0 334
2018 329 2 6 4 1 0 2 0 344
2019 299 1 5 16 1 1 3 0 326
2020 281 2 9 8 1 0 1 0 302
2021 276 3 8 6 0 0 1 0 294
2022 244 1 7 14 0 0 3 0 269
2023 230 1 6 21 1 0 3 0 262

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Nathan Hale-Ray High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 448 36.0 12.4 n/a
1989 443 36.0 12.3 n/a
1990 418 38.0 11.0 n/a
1991 396 36.6 10.8 n/a
1992 406 37.4 10.8 4.7
1993 438 37.6 11.6 0.2
1994 465 37.8 12.3 6.9
1995 311 25.0 12.4 6.1
1996 311 25.0 12.4 6.1
1997 314 27.9 11.3 5.7
1998 349 28.1 12.4 4.6
1999 348 29.2 11.9 6
2000 327 29.7 11.0 3.1
2001 327 26.9 12.2 n/a
2002 332 32.7 10.2 3
2003 332 32.7 10.2 3
2004 330 32.9 10.0 3.9
2005 339 27.8 12.2 n/a
2006 253 27.6 9.2 9.5
2007 387 27.0 14.3 4.9
2008 406 33.2 12.2 6.7
2009 418 36.0 12.3 8.1
2010 406 34.6 11.7 9.4
2011 387 34.8 11.1 10.3
2012 406 36.8 11.0 8.1
2013 399 36.4 10.9 9.3
2014 372 41.4 8.9 12.9
2015 351 34.0 10.3 16.8
2016 321 33.0 9.7 18.4
2017 334 34.0 9.8 14.7
2018 344 35.4 9.7 11.6
2019 326 35.6 9.1 23.3
2020 302 34.0 8.8 21.5
2021 294 33.0 8.9 17.7
2022 269 33.5 8.0 23.8
2023 262 34.0 7.7 22.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Nathan Hale-Ray High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 448 36.0 12.4 n/a
1989 443 36.0 12.3 n/a
1990 418 38.0 11.0 n/a
1991 396 36.6 10.8 n/a
1992 406 37.4 10.8 4.7
1993 438 37.6 11.6 0.2
1994 465 37.8 12.3 6.9
1995 311 25.0 12.4 6.1
1996 311 25.0 12.4 6.1
1997 314 27.9 11.3 5.7
1998 349 28.1 12.4 4.6
1999 348 29.2 11.9 6
2000 327 29.7 11.0 3.1
2001 327 26.9 12.2 n/a
2002 332 32.7 10.2 3
2003 332 32.7 10.2 3
2004 330 32.9 10.0 3.9
2005 339 27.8 12.2 n/a
2006 253 27.6 9.2 9.5
2007 387 27.0 14.3 4.9
2008 406 33.2 12.2 6.7
2009 418 36.0 12.3 8.1
2010 406 34.6 11.7 9.4
2011 387 34.8 11.1 10.3
2012 406 36.8 11.0 8.1
2013 399 36.4 10.9 9.3
2014 372 41.4 8.9 12.9
2015 351 34.0 10.3 16.8
2016 321 33.0 9.7 18.4
2017 334 34.0 9.8 14.7
2018 344 35.4 9.7 11.6
2019 326 35.6 9.1 23.3
2020 302 34.0 8.8 21.5
2021 294 33.0 8.9 17.7
2022 269 33.5 8.0 23.8
2023 262 34.0 7.7 22.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Nathan Hale-Ray High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $20,562
2019 $22,442
2020 $22,772
2021 $23,860

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Nathan Hale-Ray High School

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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Nathan Hale-Ray High School)83.353.2
 30.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (East Haddam School District)83.353.2
 30.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.652.4
 9.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students326262
 19.6%
African American11
American Indian11
Asian56
 20%
Hispanic1621
 31.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White299230
 23.1%
Two or More Races33
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.3%22.5%
 0.8%


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Nathan Hale-Ray High School ranks 67th of 143 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 262 students attended Nathan Hale-Ray High School.

Nathan Hale-Ray High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : East Haddam Elementary School
Middle : Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School

Students at Nathan Hale-Ray High School are 88% White, 8% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.


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