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Fitch Senior High School

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted October 18, 2012

I was told that our school has a twinned school with Dezhou No.2 Middle school Shandong China,why not connect with them,sending some exchange students to there or asking them to visit us ,that's great to do so ,my dear principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2010

I graduated from Fitch in 2005, and don't regret a minute I spent in those halls. I graduated with an embossment of excellence and an IB diploma. I went on to a great college, and am now in law school. Like any school, you get out of the experience what you put into it. Fitch provides plenty of opportunities for kids who want to challenge themselves to do so. Also, there is no shortage of extracurricular activities (e.g. when I was there I played football, ran track, wrestled, was in the chess and poetry clubs, and on the debate team). The teachers were great, and genuinely care about their students. Don't let these undeserved ratings discourage you from placing your children in a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

It deserves to get major improvements because the faculty and students work hard and are loyal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2009

To tell you the truth, this unsatisfactory, lame, unhelpful building made me hate going to school. The math program uses a program called acellus (the science in learning), and I went from an high honors student to nothing. I stayed after every day til 5:30 and just barely passed. That program, those teachers, did not make my first year in highschool enjoyable at all. I hated being there. Luckily for me, I no longer have to attend as I have transferred. This is a school I will never want to remember. Thank you for that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

I am a sophomore at Fitch High School who arrived at the school back in the middle of my freshman year. It is an okay school and the teachers really cared about the students. Fitch has a great IB program and I would definitely be in it if I didn't have to move. The new building is nice and easy to get around. Some complaints are that some of the classes didn't challenge students and were a bit laid back. I will definitely miss Fitch when I move.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

Fitch HS is the best high school in Southeastern Connecticut! Fitch is a diverse school, with outstanding academics and a great athletic program as well. I feel that my daugher is getting a superior education in this school, and am looking forward to my other daughters attending here as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

Fitch high school is the best school to let your kids go to I was a freshmen at that school and I really miss it its a good school and its in a good neighborhood. The school is just the best ever!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2005

It was the best school i ever went to..i am only in 11th grade..and went there for my first two years of high school..but the education was excellent, and it showed me that the education in new england has a higher quality than that of the south..not to insult anyone..but the teachers are better qualified, and the students are more knowledgable after attending school in that city..and that high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 24, 2004

We had the opportunity to come and live in Groton for a year and were so pleased with the area and especially with Fitch High that we sold our house in San Diego and stayed. My two children have made the following comments: The kids are so nice here. It's OK to be smart, study and get good grades. There are so many things to do outside of school like sports and clubs. The teachers are really good and want to help you learn. My husband & I have been very pleased at with how counselors and teachers have work with us to individualize programs to meet each of our kids need. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

Fitch Senior High has a great IB (International Baacalaureate) Program...People call from all over the states to ask about it and some families move here just so their children can participate in the IB program. The program is extremely advanced and Fitch is one of the few schools in New England that offer it. Fitch offers AP courses as well and is often the regional/state champions in several athletics. The majority of the teachers are caring and dedicated, but as the previous person mentioned, it is what you make of it, because all the opportunities are there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I'm not a parent, I actually went there ('00) and went on to a great college afterwards. The teachers at Fitch really want students to learn and there are a million opportunities a student can capitalize on if they so chose. Its up to the students to take advantage, and that I think is where many of the problems lie.
—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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male74%
Black75%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 61% 61%
Black 14% 13%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 29%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Groton, CT 06340
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