About Us

Middle to upper income; 13 miles west of New London off Exit 70 of I-95; on the shore where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound; year-round population approximately 6,700—Old Lyme; 1,970—Lyme.

Most families commute to work in Hartford or nearby Groton and New London.  The largest employers in the area are Pfizer, Electric Boat and the U.S. Submarine Base.  The population includes a number of residents who have retired from careers in government, public service, business and the arts.


Lyme-Old Lyme High School is a regional high school with approximately 428 students in grades 9-12 from the towns of Old Lyme and Lyme. The school district provides bus transportation for 98% of the student population. Students also have the option of enrolling in either a regional vocational-technical school or a vocational-agricultural school. Program offerings include the University of Connecticut Early College Experience, courses offered as part of the College Board Advanced Placement Program, enrollment in a partnership agreement with Middlesex Community College and Three Rivers Community College, and Connecticut College’s New London Scholars Program. Also offered are: an interscholastic sports program, including fencing and crew; close collaboration with the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau; adult education; and summer school.


A faculty of 57 includes three School Counselors, one Librarian, four Special Education Teachers, a School Psychologist, a Registered Nurse, and two Administrators.        

Instructional Contacts:  860-434-1651
E-mail contact:  last name + first letter of first name @region18.org


SCHOOL ACCREDITATION: New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut State Department of Education.






CLASS SIZE: Approximately 17 (average)    


SCHOOL DAY: 7:45 AM - 2:24 PM;   Schedule: Six 57-minute class periods


East (I-95): East Lyme, Waterford, New London
West (I-95): Old Saybrook, Westbrook
North (Route 9): Valley Regional


A= 90+   B=80+   C=70+   D=60+   F=Below 60   P=Passing   I=Incomplete    WP=Withdraw Pass
WF=Withdraw Fail        N= No Mark        X=Excused


23 credits, including: English (4), Social Studies (3, including U.S. History & Civics), Math (3), Science (3), Vocational/Fine Arts (1), Physical Education (2). All students must carry 6.5 credits; all seniors must pass 4.5 credits in their senior year to graduate. The majority of students carry 7 or more credits. 


Lyme-Old Lyme High School does not utilize a class ranking system. GPA is cumulative and includes all courses. GPA will be determined on a modified weighted basis. (Courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages only). For GPA purposes, AP courses are weighted by 1.1 (i.e. 80=88);  Level I classes are weighted by 1.05 (i.e. 80=84). Cumulative (8 semesters) GPA deciles for the Class of 2006 are: 1st decile: 99.26—95.33, 2nd: 95.08—93.74, 3rd: 93.71—91.81, 4th: 91.68—89.85, 5th: 89.83—86.92, 6th: 86.84—84.53, 7th: 84.37—81.87, 8th: 81.20—78.02, 9th: 78.23—74.85, 10th: 74.60—65.45.  Mid-point GPA= 87.62. 


Courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and advanced World Languages are labeled to indicate level of difficulty and academic demands and responsibilities. AP=Advanced Placement; L1=Honors; L2=College-Preparatory; L3=Standard; all other courses not leveled.


LOLHS Calendar

    • MonFeb02 Safe Graduation Committee Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMLOLHS Commons
    • TueFeb03 Community Action for Substance Free Youth (CASFY) Meeting 7:00 PMLymes' Youth Service Bureau
    • FriFeb06 LOL Education Foundation Trivia Bee 7:00 PMLOLMS auditorium
    • SatFeb07 All State Auditions 9:00 AMNorth Haven High School
    • TueFeb10 Grade 8 and High School Band Rehearsal 6:30 PMLOLHS
    • WedFeb11 Festival of Bands Concert (Grade 8 and LOLHS students) 7:30 PMLOLHS auditorium
    • FriFeb13 Professional Development Day - early dismissal for students
    • MonFeb16 Winter Break
    • TueFeb17 Winter Break
    • FriFeb20 Prospective Student Day 12:30 PMLOLHSPlease RSVP to 860-434-2255 by February 13, 2015 if you plan to attend.
    • MonFeb23 Friends of Music Meeting 7:00 PMLOLHS Library/Media Center
    • WedFeb25 Wildcat Booster Club Meeting 7:00 PMLOLHS Media Center
    • ThuFeb26 Hypnotist Show feating Jim Spinnato (Junior Class Fundraiser) 7:00 PMLOLHS Auditorium

      Tickets are $10/person and will be sold in advance of the event and at the door. If you would like to purchase tickets ahead of time, email Junior Class Advisor Emily Macione: macionee@region18.org to order yours!


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