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896 MAIN ST
WILLIMANTIC, CT 06226
School Information
  • School Rating: 2
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Eastern Connecticut Regional
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 30.5
  • Number Students: 122
  • Number Teachers: 7
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7608
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 25
  • Principal: Ms Sarah Mallory
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (1015 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "I feel betrayed and cheated out of a wholesome education by this school and I would never do it again. ACT is a school open to public but it is a privatized magnet school which made many things go overlooked which would not in a normal public school. I thoroughly learned by going to ACT that privatization of institutions is very corrupt, especially in institutions that are supposed to be educating and preparing children for the world. ACT traps creative and socially awkward students and silences them and does not accommodate for differences. Only socially adept students that can charm the teachers have a place here. This is a school that attracts students with special needs and talents but does not provide resources for them to grow. I will say a lot of beautiful work has been created at ACT but it was due to the talent of the students not to the establishment."
    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "Our textbooks are outdated, we recieve minimum funding and are basically a cash cow."
    Topic: Student Culture & Diversity | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "Everyone is a special snowflake and tries to turn being transgender and gender-fluid into a trend completely invalidating the legitimate transgender people who attend the school."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "There are teachers that I really respected and admired from ACT. The teachers I am thinking of were fired and cut out for "budget reasons". ACT is a performing arts high school where differences are supposedly valued but I witnessed the opposite. Several teachers have outright bullied students. I can think of many cases where a teacher humiliated a student in front of others, made transphobic remarks and showed no respect for lgbt students, ignored bullying, ignored self-harm and the needs emotionally and academically struggling students and did showed little respect in general. Teaching Styles: There are a couple of teachers that literally didn't teach their class and when students complained no changes were made. The spanish teacher "taught" entirely by playing videos on youtube and sometimes even played movies IN ENGLISH that only sort of related to the subject matter. I needed a third year of spanish my senior year but all the spanish 3 classes weren't open. I was put into a spanish 2 class and told I would be taught spanish 3 at an individual level. I never saw any Spanish 3 curriculum and was basically retaking Spanish 2, which was basically retaking elementary level Spanish. Several students, including myself, cite having to TEACH THE CLASS for the teacher using previous experience. The theater tech teacher had senior students teach certain classes and create designs for the shows which the teacher went on to take credit for. The video and design production teacher had students learning from online tutorials ENTIRELY. Consistency in Grading: I can confidently say that many classes were graded subjectively if not almost arbitrarily. Our work was often times not even looked over but we were given grades for it anyway because most teachers waited until the last day of the semester to put grades in. Art projects did not have any standards they were graded by so they were graded on how much the teacher like it and not on technique or effort."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "The teachers at this school are some of the worst I've had. With one of the math teachers not knowing how to teach a class and doing all the equations wrong, to a teacher straight out rejecting ideas of students because they don't like them. My senior year one teacher switched his grading system to common core half way through the year which caused unnecessary stress."
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