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Parish Hill High School

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Posted May 25, 2014

Both my children attend PHHS, they are involved in music and athletics program. The music program, especially the chorus has improved tremendously over the years. This is a reflection of the teacher. She makes the students excited to be there. As for the athletics, I realize that being a small school the league may not be made up of hard teams but on the other hand, with the exception of a few students, do we honestly feel as parents that our child will be the next superstar! I feel the coaching staffs do a great job! How long has it been that 7 teams in one school. The education that any school offers and what your child makes of it is up to them! One of my children had some issues with cyber bullying as soon as it was brought to the schools attention immediate action was taken and everything was resolved. I fully support the teaching staff, administration, athletic director and all the coaches. They're intent is to make PHMHS a safe environment and help our children continue to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

One word for this school.. Horrible! New staff would be a start but I don't think there is much hope for the future of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

This school isn't alright, as a student I feel the need to address this. One student got assaulted by another and nothing was done at all about it. I wish I could leave, dear god I do.


Posted March 26, 2013

Words cannot describe how terrible this school is! Please please read everything you possibly can before moving to any towns that would be sending your children to Parish Hill Middle/High. My daughter has been bullied by people in this school for a year, students pushing her to the verge of making a indirect comment that got her suspended for 3 days making her anxiety escalate to the point she is seeing a therapist. Mind you with the new law that passed a few years ago, they cannot suspend out of school unless they are a direct threat and have a history of violence. This school WILL NOT I repeat WILL NOT do anything about bullying. Cyber bullying, let your kids do as much as they want, they will not get in trouble, infact,.. if it's your child getting bullied the odds are things will be completely turned around on them. If your child has a disability of any sort, ADD on on a 504plan? you would think they would be getting special help right? Wrong! 1 out of 4 teachers will reply back to your emails . Not to mention, somebody can pick your middle school child up at school, sign them out without your consent and guess what? You will get a "sorry and that's not our policy".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2012

This past week I was in awe of the students spirit towards state testing, the cheering support of teachers and administrators, the promise of ice cream sundae celebration after testing to unify us all, the music at lunch, the students high fiving their teachers and principal. The joy and excitiment in the building is great. Our pride and effort has grown in the past three years. Our school numbers are growing. Parish Hill is a wonderful rough gem on its way to being a rare jewel.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2012

HELP ME PLEASE THIS SCHOOL IS THE WORST! IM TRAPPED AND EVERYONE WONT STOP TOUCHING MY *NIPS*


Posted February 16, 2009

We get away with everything at this school and student services staff has no idea what they are doing. Middle school teachers are very good, although some fall short of satisfactory.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2009

This school has a come a long way in the last few years! Give us some more time and we will be the next Top 10 Great School in Northeast Connecticut! We have many new Teachers, a brand new Administration, a new Superintendent, and a unified Board of Education that has fresh energy, team spirit, and lots of motivation to put our students back on top and make our communities proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This school is not only lacking in the structure and size of the building, but the apathetic teaching staff. They do not prepare children for college in the slightest, they get a good knock on the head when they set food in the real world. This school makes a decent middle school, but when the kids have the option to change schools before they enter 9th grade, make sure it happens. As for 'safety and discipline' kids get away with the most in that school as I have ever seen. Not a good place for them to learn anything about a social or academic environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 22, 2007

School a few really good teachers. They do try and make sure every student makes progress but it is often the case that they do this by teaching to the lowest common denominator and holding back the more intelligent students. Keep your kids out of this one.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 14, 2007

The benefits of a small student body cannot be overstated. In this day & age PHHS is a safe and nurturing school. The teachers can really get to know who their students are and how best to teach them. It's nice to be a name & not a number! Community support is not as strong as it should be, but the naysayers by and large, have not had a personal relationship with the high school, and they are quite vocal in oppostion to the budget. All my children went on to the selective colleges of their choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2007

The new principal has really made all the difference. She never stops and it is obvious to parents how much she really cares about all kids. We we are lucky she came to PHHS when we needed her the most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

I, myself, attended 7-12 at PHHS. I graduated with the thought I wasready for college - only to realize in the Fall how truely unprepared I actually was. . A new building isn't going to make a difference - it's the quality of teaching the students are recieving that truely needs to be addressed. As for the 'parents having a say in education offered', regardless the school your child attends, attentive parents have a say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

This school provides a great education despite limited support from the community. It is safe and the reports about bullying are simply not accurate. The staff is a caring, creative and professional group of men and women that have the education of the students as their top priority. The building is a joke and needs to be replaced, but that is up to the townspeople. Despite everything that they have had to go through, the teachers continue to deliver a quality education to the youth of Chaplin, Hampton and Scotland. I hope that they are able to continue their good work, for the sake of the current and future generations of Pirates. God Bless Parish Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

I went here for grades 7-12. Truely a let down. Class size yes, but due to it's size it simply can't offer the specialized programs that other schools do. This puts you at a disadvantage going into college. Coming out of the gate with this place you have an uphill climb. I would move to avoid having my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 4, 2004

Hello, I am ben Gonzalez. I like this school a whole lot. Its been good to me. the lunches are delicious especially the tacos. the Teachers and staff are amazing. Ive Learned so much from them. I wish every little child in the world could have a chance to attend Parish HIll High school. Thanks Parish hill for all your support and good lunches. You'll always be in my heart. Parish Hill for life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

The school has an excellent curriculum and my children excelled with the low student:staff ratio. The probationary status applies to the building itself, not the programs.I agree with those who want to improve/add on to the building, not 'ship' the students out. Keep the students here where the parent's can have a say in their child's education. If it is decided to send them to other schools, what's going to happen when those schools no longer can take them due to growth in their own student population? Uupport Parish Hill, be involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2004

WARNING:rated below a 1 this school is on probation for curriculum and several other violations. The bullying in this school is surveyed 220 students 130 have been bullied. My child has experienced this every day for 10 mths with no recourse to the bullies. Say NO to the new school unless they get an entire new staff. A lot of parents want to pull their children out of this school. Know the facts before voting.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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 Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students84%
Female91%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students77%
Female91%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
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%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 91% 61%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
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 26%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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304 Parish Hill Rd
Chaplin, CT 06235
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