Commitment to Equity

  • Equity     

    We are committed to seeing our students as they are and accept them with all that makes them unique. At NHAMS we are committed to equity for all and engage in inclusive practices to ensure every single child feels a sense of belonging. We have a diverse student population from various races, economic backgrounds, and abilities.

    We stand behind the National Magnet School Standards of Excellence - Standard 2: Diversity and Equity District and school-based policies and activities to attract and retain students support racial, ethnic and socio-economic integration. All classrooms reflect the demographic diversity in the district and community, and educators demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a diverse setting

    Beyond inclusion, we strive to ensure our students see themselves in the literature they/we read, the examples of excellence we expose them to and above all in the fabric of what is NHAMS. As a public school, it is our belief that students should not have to pay for anything to ensure equal access to all we have to offer. We make every effort to be honest and open about various perspectives as it relates to equity in our community at large and make those into teachable moments. 

     

    Demographics 

    Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School is committed to welcoming all students to our campus. We value our student’s varied backgrounds, abilities, and life experiences. Celebrating our commonalities and differences to ensure we see one another as uniquely amazing. This approach is critical to our shared development and deeper understanding of respect for all.  

     

    Our Diversity of Students is our Strength

     

    Our growing Diversity of Staff is our Strength

    Latino

    45%

     

    6%

    Black

    15%

     

    8%

    White

    25%

     

    82%

    Two or More

    14%

     

    2%

    Asian

    1%

     

    2%

     

    100%

     

    100%

     

     

     

     

    Languages Spoken

     

     

    Cities and Town Represented on our Campus

    English

     

     

    East Lyme

    Spanish

     

     

    Griswold

    Creole-Haitian

     

     

    Groton

    Urdu

     

     

    Ledyard

    PODD

     

     

    Montville

     

     

     

    New London

     

     

     

    Norwich

     

     

     

    Plainfield

     

     

     

    Salem

     

     

     

    Sprague

     

     

     

    Stonington

     

     

     

    Waterford