Norwich Free Academy

Public 9-12

 305 Broadway
       Norwich, CT  06360


 (860) 887-2505

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District: Norwich Free Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
74th of 121 Connecticut High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.2
Number of students:  2,323

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.2%
African American:
16.4%
Hispanic:
16.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Norwich Free Academy ranked worse than 61.2% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.5. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Norwich Free Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (54.2%), African American (16.4%), Hispanic (16.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 48% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Norwich Free Academy is 14.2. (See more...)
Compare Norwich Free Academy employs 163.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Norwich Free Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Norwich Free Academy 74th of 121 Connecticut public high schools. (See Norwich Free Academy in the ranking list.)

Norwich Free Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Norwich Free Academy 116th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Norwich Free Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 62.96 96th 176 45.5%
2008 54.19 107th 176 39.2%
2009 49.09 114th 176 35.2%
2010 50.63 125th 186 32.8%
2011 47.76 125th 189 33.9%
2012 42.58 133rd 188 29.3%
2013 45.91 137th 193 29.0%
2015 45.01 113th 196 42.3%
2017 42.93 73rd 140 47.9%
2018 43.50 74th 121 38.8%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, July 11, 2010

Open Quote As a parent, my main priority is to make sure that my children get a good education. After looking around for quite some time I chose to move to Norwich just so my children could attend Norwich Free Academy. The school is set up just like an actual college campus and I feel as though this will help my children make their transition to college easier when their time at NFA is complete.
The art program is one of the best in the country. Few can rival it. The school has on site security and has a no tolerance policy of any kind. This year my oldest is a senior and I feel as though she has been prepped well, by her teachers, to make the transition to college.
There is only one flaw with the school. Unfortunately, Norwich is quickly catering to a poverty stricken community, and over the years I have seen a lot of kids go to NFA who really don't have an interest in learning. These types of individuals take away from the students that are truly trying to succeed. Personally, I feel as though a lot of these kids shouldn't be allowed to go there.
I can honestly say that when my children graduate that there is no way that I would continue to live in Norwich. Close Quote


by a student
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Open Quote This high school is not like any other high school. The teachers actually care about each and every student and put 110% in their teaching. The school spirit and pride within the students and faculty is amazing to see and the school's unique campus really prepares students for the college environment. This school is amazing. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 22, 2009

Open Quote I have three sons. One graduated already. Two are currently attending NFA. It is an amazing school. There are so many opportunities. NFA is the best of private and public education!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Norwich Free Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 1720 113 20 61 18 n/a n/a 0 1932
1993 1628 117 25 71 31 n/a n/a 0 1872
1994 1551 151 37 89 47 n/a n/a 0 1875
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1997 1510 133 30 78 48 n/a n/a 0 1799
1998 1631 155 28 77 27 n/a n/a 0 1918
1999 1741 157 49 80 29 n/a n/a 0 2056
2000 1822 179 52 92 39 n/a n/a 0 2184
2001 1833 207 59 103 42 n/a n/a 0 2244
2002 1786 232 81 139 46 n/a n/a 0 2284
2003 1786 232 81 139 46 n/a n/a 0 2284
2004 1788 240 95 174 44 n/a n/a 0 2341
2005 1801 263 118 197 45 n/a n/a 0 2424
2006 1859 305 134 214 52 n/a n/a 0 2564
2007 1805 284 143 217 40 n/a n/a 0 2489
2008 1741 298 138 238 35 n/a n/a 0 2450
2009 1694 336 164 259 36 n/a n/a 0 2489
2010 1600 342 159 282 38 n/a n/a 0 2421
2011 1524 234 146 305 31 5 136 0 2381
2012 1553 163 79 305 49 5 161 0 2315
2013 1218 336 164 350 46 56 94 0 2264
2014 1345 326 187 366 43 18 40 0 2325
2015 1440 366 185 252 44 30 1 0 2318
2016 1314 322 173 327 28 22 61 0 2247
2017 1260 382 179 382 36 18 66 0 2323

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 Norwich Free Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 1932 131.8 14.6 n/a
1993 1872 119.4 15.7 0.0
1994 1875 112.3 16.7 3.3
1995 n/a 113.1 0.0 n/a
1996 n/a 113.1 0.0 n/a
1997 1799 120.7 14.9 0.0
1998 1918 120.3 15.9 0.0
1999 2056 133.6 15.4 2.8
2000 2184 141.4 15.4 3.0
2001 2244 143.6 15.6 n/a
2002 2284 153.6 14.9 3.9
2003 2284 153.6 14.9 3.9
2004 2341 150.4 15.6 4.4
2005 2424 131.9 18.4 n/a
2006 2564 137.4 18.7 16.8
2007 2489 139.2 17.9 18.8
2008 2450 161.3 15.2 21.8
2009 2489 174.5 14.9 14.7
2010 2421 164.4 14.7 17.8
2011 2381 156.2 15.2 20.2
2012 2315 152.7 15.1 17.5
2013 2264 164.6 13.7 24.9
2014 2325 162.8 14.2 24.1
2015 2318 163.0 14.2 45.3
2016 2247 163.0 13.7 46.7
2017 2323 163.2 14.2 48.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Norwich Free Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 1932 131.8 14.6 n/a
1993 1872 119.4 15.7 0.0
1994 1875 112.3 16.7 3.3
1995 n/a 113.1 0.0 n/a
1996 n/a 113.1 0.0 n/a
1997 1799 120.7 14.9 0.0
1998 1918 120.3 15.9 0.0
1999 2056 133.6 15.4 2.8
2000 2184 141.4 15.4 3.0
2001 2244 143.6 15.6 n/a
2002 2284 153.6 14.9 3.9
2003 2284 153.6 14.9 3.9
2004 2341 150.4 15.6 4.4
2005 2424 131.9 18.4 n/a
2006 2564 137.4 18.7 16.8
2007 2489 139.2 17.9 18.8
2008 2450 161.3 15.2 21.8
2009 2489 174.5 14.9 14.7
2010 2421 164.4 14.7 17.8
2011 2381 156.2 15.2 20.2
2012 2315 152.7 15.1 17.5
2013 2264 164.6 13.7 24.9
2014 2325 162.8 14.2 24.1
2015 2318 163.0 14.2 45.3
2016 2247 163.0 13.7 46.7
2017 2323 163.2 14.2 48.0

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

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