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OLR Research Report


March 6, 2012

 

2012-R-0131

CHARACTERISTICS OF CHARTER AND PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

By: Judith Lohman, Assistant Director

You asked for the following statistics for each charter school and the school district in which it is located: (1) enrollment; (2) percentages of students (a) receiving special education services, (b) who are English language learners, or (c) who are eligible for free and reduced-price school lunches; and (3) student-teacher ratio.

The information appears in Table 1. All statistics, except the special education statistics, are for the 2010-11 school year, which is the most recent year for which data is available.  The special education statistics are for 2009-10 because that is the most recent year for which special education prevalence rates for charter schools are available. The number of teachers used to calculate the student-teacher ratio is the sum of each school's and school district's general and special education teachers and instructional specialists. Special services staff, such as counselors and nurses, and administrators are not included.

The statistics come from 2009-10 and 2010-11 data published on the State Department of Education's Connecticut Education Data Research website.

Table 1: Charter School Students and Students in School Districts Where They Are Located

School/District

Enrollment

(10/1/10)

% Special

Education

(2009-10)

% English Language

Learners

(2010-11)

% Free/Reduced

Price Lunch

(2010-11)

Student-Teacher

Ratio

(2010-11)

Bridgeport School District

20,087

12.4

13.0

98.8

14-1

Achievement First, Bridgeport

409

8.0

8.6

73.1

13-1

Bridge Academy

271

12.5

1.1

82.3

16-1

New Beginnings, Inc. Family Academy

360

5.3

No data

82.2

13-1

Park City Prep

350

7.0

0.4

63.2

22-1

Hamden School District

5,971

12.0

4.4

37.5

12-1

Highville Charter School

300

0.7

No data

74.3

15-1

Hartford School District

20,899

12.7

17.7

90.7

13-1

Achievement First Hartford

610

7.5

4.9

85.4

12-1

Charter School for Young Children

225

4.9

0.9

37.8

15-1

Jumoke Academy

432

2.3

0.2

66.4

15-1

Manchester School District

6,708

13.6

5.1

50.5

12-1

Odyssey Community School

181

10.6

No data

31.5

12-1

New Haven School District

19,048

10.2

12.8

77.8

11-1

Amistad Academy

812

2.7

15.4

73.4

10-1

Common Ground High School

163

13.8

3.7

52.8

11-1

Elm City College Prep

585

4.0

4.4

73.5

15-1

New London School District

3,040

13.5

21.6

85.1

13-1

Interdistrict School for Arts & Communication

182

13.2

5.5

70.3

11-1

Norwalk School District

11,050

9.8

12.3

43.2

13-1

Side by Side Community School

233

7.8

7.7

48.9

17-1

Norwich School District

3,754

14.4

11.5

70.1

15-1

Integrated Day Charter School

331

8.2

3.9

28.1

17-1

Stamford School District

15,281

8.5

14.0

48.5

12-1

Stamford Academy

138

22.1

No data

88.4

13-1

Trailblazers Academy

162

20.7

4.6

91.4

8-1

Winchester

942

17.8

2.0

41.9

13-1

Explorations Charter School

80

26.3

No data

45.0

10-1

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