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About This School

Nathan Hale School is a public elementary school in New London. 284 students attend Nathan Hale School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 78% of the 284 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Nathan Hale School is 14:1. Solomon Schechter Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 37% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 70%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I visited the school for the first time today looking for options for my 5 year-old boy. I had the experience by phone first the receptionist was cold unfriendly and not helpful at all. I found the same behavior in the women attending the front desk they never greeted me ignored me while I was there waiting for being "attended" kept chit-chatting and it took the 3 of them to be helpful at all. I hope the rest of the staff are not like this!

  • (6 months ago)

    I have been impressed by the organization and rigor of this school which opened in a brand new facility for the 2013-14 school year. I believe it is now twice as large because it includes students that went to Harbor Elementary but I see great potential for learning. It is lacking in enrichment and fostering a general love of learning and curiosity among its younger students. My kindergartener has had a hard time because of this. I also feel some support staff are untrained in how to speak to children respectfully and help lift their self esteem. I have no doubt my children are learning here and feel a sense of community but I hope more enrichment and warmth will come as it becomes a more established arts magnet.

  • (9 months ago)

    This school was recognized as a "School Of Distinction" by the state of Connecticut in 2012 for its academic improvement.

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