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Old 05-19-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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How are Norwich schools? I have looked them up on greatschools.net and most are only rated a 2 out of 10....but I know that doesn't tell the whole story. Are they safe? Good programs?? Do they offer free pre-K? Anything you can tell me would be helpful.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:43 PM
 
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How are Norwich schools? I have looked them up on greatschools.net and most are only rated a 2 out of 10....but I know that doesn't tell the whole story. Are they safe? Good programs?? Do they offer free pre-K? Anything you can tell me would be helpful.
Norwich does not have a good school system. However, Norwich Free Academy has a pretty solid reputation throughout Connecticut. I've never heard of much violence in the Norwich school system, though gangs are present in the city. While Norwich certainly doesn't have the worst school system in the State, it clearly does not have the best, either. It's a city that truly emphasizes the moniker "take it or leave it". Norwich is kinda just there. Hope this helps?
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:32 AM
 
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I grew up in Norwich but do not live there any longer. I have heard mixed things about the schools from friends that still live there. I have heard Samuel Huntington and Moriarty are pretty good.

I went to St. Patrick's and know several people that send their kids there and are happy with the education. Also, I have heard good things about Sacred Heart, which did not have a great rep when I was growing up but have heard it has improved. Obviously these schools you need to pay a tuition.

I went to NFA and had a great experience there and was well prepared for college but it is a big school and may not be a good fit for every kid.

Good Luck!
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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Norwich is a dump, never move there. If you live there now, move. They are famous for the mental prison or something. Have a good day.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Norwich schools perform below the state averages on the Connecticut Mastery Tests. Norwich Free Academy, which serves Norwich and other communities, performs around the state average. You can find more information at the website belwo. Jay

State Department of Education - CEDaR
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies everyone!
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