Fast Facts

The Communities

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.


The School

Lyme-Old Lyme High School is a regional high school with approximately 475 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 regional vocational-agricultural school. Program offerings include the University of Connecticut Early College Experience, the College Board Advanced Placement Program, a partnership with Three Rivers Community-Technical College, and the High School Scholars Program through both Connecticut College and Wesleyan University. The Lyme-Old Lyme High School also offers participation in Virtual High School (online courses), an interscholastic sports program, close collaboration with the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau, adult education, and summer school.

The Staff

A faculty of 51 includes three School Counselors, one Librarian, five 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

School Accreditation

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

Counseling Department Affiliations


Athletic Affiliations

CAS, CIAC, Shoreline Conference

Class Size

Approximately 17 (average)

School Day

7:40 AM - 2:10 PM;   Schedule: 8 period, 4 day rotation with six 58-minute class periods per day

Neighboring Schools

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

Marking System

A= 90+   B=80+   C=70+   D=60+   F=Below 60   P=Passing   I=Incomplete  X=Excused

Grade Point Average

Lyme-Old Lyme High School does not utilize a class ranking system. GPA is cumulative and includes all courses. GPA is determined on a modified weighted basis (courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages only). For GPA purposes, AP & ECE 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 2018 are:

1st decile: 103.34-99.57
2nd: 99.43-96.65
3rd: 96.55-94.67
4th: 94.58-93.08
5th: 92.65-91.48
6th: 91.43-89.01
7th: 88.85-86.84
8th: 86.52-83.46
9th: 83.08-78.55
10th: 78.19-68.74


Course Levels

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; ECU UConn=UConn Early College Experience; L1=Honors; L2=College-Preparatory; all other courses are not leveled.


Co-Curricular Opportunities

Lyme-Old Lyme High School offers a full interscholastic athletic program with 13 teams for boys (including cooperative teams for ice hockey and football) and 14 teams for girls. Many opportunities are available in drama, music, and a wide variety of special interest clubs such as: American Field Service (AFS), Amnesty International, Chamber Music, DECA, Eden Literary Magazine, Key Club, High School Bowl, Mock Trial, WLYM school television station, and many more, totaling 30 clubs.

Graduation Requirements

23 Credits, including English (4), Social Studies (3 including U.S. History and Civics), Math (3), Science (3), Vocational/Fine Arts (1), and 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.

AP & ECE Course Offerings

The following 15 AP courses are offered at LOLHS: Biology, Calculus (AB), Chemistry, Chinese Language, English Literature, French Language, Music Theory, Physics I&II, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art: Drawing, Studio Art: 3-D Design, and U.S. History. Additional AP courses are available through the VHS program.

The following 13 UConn ECE Courses are offered at LOLHS: Biology, Intermediate Chinese II, Drawing, English, French, Language & Composition,  French Global Culture, Topics in Advanced Latin, Fundamentals of Music, Music Appreciation, Physics I and II, Spanish Conversation/Culture and Spanish Intermediate Composition.


Challenging * Achieving * Excelling

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