Waterbury Career Academy



Waterbury Career Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Waterbury Career Academy Students by Grade
PK 17
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 230
10 236
11 210
12 0

Waterbury Career Academy is a public high school of the Waterbury School District located in Waterbury, CT. It has 693 students in grades 9th through 11th. Waterbury Career Academy is the 112th largest public high school in Connecticut and the 8,347th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.1 to 1.

Total Students: 693
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 53

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Waterbury Career Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 388
(56%)
2,488
(49%)
 Male 305
(44%)
2,605
(51%)

Waterbury Career Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 326
(47%)
2,533
(50%)
 Black 188
(27%)
1,364
(27%)
 White 124
(18%)
928
(18%)
 Two or More 26
(4%)
149
(3%)
 Asian 24
(3%)
86
(2%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
31
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Waterbury Career Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 348
(50%)
3,683
(72%)
 Not Eligible 345
(50%)
1,410
(28%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Waterbury Career Academy is ranked 59th out of 321 ranked schools in Connecticut, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Waterbury Career Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 35.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Waterbury Career Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2013 245
2014 469
2015 693

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2013 13.5
2014 12.7
2015 13.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2013 0.84489795918367
2014 0.74200426439232
2015 0.5021645021645

Compare Waterbury Career Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,124.5% 11.2:1
 
1,310.0% 13.1:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 35.5%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 50.2%
 

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