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Ansonia High School

Public | 9-12 | 695 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2014

1 of the worst school systems in the state. Out of 30 districts, number 1 being the overall best, Ansonia rates at number 29. Educators are more interested in their paycheck, cliques, & the pigskin than teaching the students. On behalf of my parent with regret, I graduated from this system in the late 70's that's has progressively worsened! I refuse to enroll my children. Anyone who recommends or denies the truth about this educational system is as ignorant as it is. As long as this community caters to section 8/title 19 it will remain backwards & menacing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

I have to say A Parent hit the nail on the head, so much to the point I had to see if I submitted the review. This school is below par, but the blame starts with the BOE Superintendent Dr. Merlone. I spent hours upon hours having to correct teacher errors, fighting for my child's rights, being inundateted with teachers who just don't care. When you bring an issue to Administration you could be you would not receive a call back from the then AP Mr. Wilson - who did such a stellar job the promoted him to Asst. Superintendent!! The schools in this district fail yearly. There's no emphasis placed on academics - if you don't play football you're just another body filling a seat .. It's sad because the few staff they have that think outside the box or truly enjoy what they do are treated horribly...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

If I could rate this school less than a 1 star I would - the teachers are very young and NON MOTIVATED - there is no thinking outside of the box in getting the students engaged in the learning/teaching process. As a parent that was involved in my child s education by keeping in constant contact with all the teachers I was very disappointed with the lack of response from the teachers. More focus was placed on every little minor thing that the students did wrong rather than positive reinforcement. Teachers are quick to "write up" a student - send them to the office or even suspend them for minor stupid things. The school is trying to change their image by having students wear uniforms - rather than focusing on the way the school is perceived by having students wear uniforms they administrators should concentrate on the actual education these students are receiving. All of the administrators are just buying time until they retire there is not a genuine care for any of the students. As a resident of Ansonia I am embarrassed at the lack of education and professionalism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

Its like any other school, if you are willing to learn the staff is there for you. A great place with great clubs, and school siprit. And there teams are OK too.


Posted January 20, 2010

Its a good school, very good. I think its good to let the kids express there selves by not having dress code. They feel comfortable. Dont ever out dress code though.I have fun at ahs
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2007

'As a graduate of AHS, I thought that the school system was good. Granted, as in all high schools, there were those students that did not want to be there and put forth no effort what so ever. I was part of the honors classes, and I cannot give our teachers enough compliments, especially, Mme McRae, Ms Finnlayson, Mr Russo, Mr Sabulis, and Mrs Davis, along with so many others. The only thing I wish the school did more with is it's AP and UCONN courses, the counselors need to push students toward these options, and offer more of these classes for the students to take.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 18, 2005

I'm a former student (I transferred out after freshman year). I hated it. The teachers were bad; some told us they 'gave up' on us, they did not teach, and they had little experience. The student body was full of druggies. I have never seen such a lack of moivation in my life.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female57%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black73%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 61%
Black 22% 13%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20 Pulaski Hwy
Ansonia, CT 06401
Phone: (203) 736-5060

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