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Branford High School

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4 stars

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Posted December 14, 2012

I loved all four BHS. My high school years were the best years of my life. I can't wait to get out of college and go back to my hometown!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2012

If I could give this school a NO star rating I would. Branford High is a big dissapointment. No leadership or control over kids. Principal is a joke. I would never send another kid of mine to that worthless school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

i am a student here at bhs an this school is outstanding! this school isnt just a school its a community, the staff is amazing when it comes to getting an education, they are always willing to take time out of there day to help the students. If i were a parent looking for the right high school for my child i would deffinitally choose Branford High!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

Great vision from the leadership. Dr. Higgins is a progressive educator. His replacement should follow in his footsteps. My only complaint is in the 'senior balcony'. It invites bullying and hazing rituals, and needs to be addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

Wonderful school with very few minor flaws. The school is very safe and the discipline is good. Extracurriculars are incredible! I am proud to say that I have student at BHS. I give this school and its administration and staff an A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

I am almost a junior at BHS and high school has been the best experience of my life so far. BHS has made me feel welcome at all times and has helped me when I was in need of support. The guidance department is excellent and the administration is wonderful. The teachers are creative and intelligent and they make learning extremely pleasurable. The teachers allow their students to voice their opinions and share their ideas with others. Students respect the teachers and administration and all are treated like a community and family. Students are able to have fun while getting a great education. BHS also has over 50 extracurricular activities and sports that are being added to and updated almost weekly. BHS prepares students for the college and business world and they help them prepare for their futures. An education at BHS will be the best experience of your life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2005

I am currently a sophomore at Branford High School. I absolutely love school. The teachers are very smart and creative and make learning fun. Branford High is great because they let students experience what life will be like as an adult. The school needs to spend a little more time enforcing the 'no smoking' rule but other than that Branford High School is a wonderful school with more than 40 clubs and extracirriculars. They have wonderful sports teams and a great program called the 'Music Makers' that anybody who loves music and/or singing should join. Branford High School has a wonderful sense of community that welcomes all. The principal, assitant principals, and guidance councelors always have their doors open if you ever need someone to talk to. I would highly reccommend this high school to anybody who wants the very best for their children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2004

Branford High School is excellent. They clearly want their students to suceed beyond the walls of BHS. They clubs promote diversity and responsibility. Most of the teachers are very in touch with their students. The athletic program is amazing, Branford is always a contender in the state tournament. The guidance department and the administration really works to help the kids. There is a really sense of community at Branford High School.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students84%
Female77%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 90% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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185 East Main St
Branford, CT 06405
Phone: (203) 488-7291

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