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Rham High School

Public | 9-12 | 1175 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2014

Coming from another school, this school is great. Yes lots of clicks but there is so many there is a place for everyone - even new comers. The teachers really like what they do and seem to want to teach it to us. Like that you can go to other schools for things that aren't here or to get different experiences.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2014

Unfortunately the school as a whole is struggling with major issues. Although the building is new'ish it's in poor condition and not kept up as it should be. There are multiple issues with the construction (like the windows). As other reviewers have noted, although there are some great teachers there are a good number that seem to be counting the days until their retirement (which still could be 20-30 years away). There are not enough AP and Honors classes available. School spirit is high and it's a close knit community. However the athletic department is in need of a full-time AD. A school this size must have a full-time professional administrator. Recent troubles in the athletic programs have highlighted that need. Success in the gym or on the field do not override other major concerns that have been brought up and need to be addressed. The school seems to operate on a shoe string budget and that manifests itself all over the high school experience. Overall the administration needs to work on acting and appearing more professional and realizing that you can't always be the friend of whatever teacher/coach has gotten out of line or parent making some demand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2014

I graduated from RHAM in 2013; my experience was mixed. Although the facilities are new and top-notch, the quality of teachers and faculty does not always seen to match. Some tenured teachers are notorious for not grading assignments and otherwise "mailing it in," while some more junior teachers are popular among students for their distractibility. The quality of guidance services is also mixed, and support does not always seem available from all guidance or faculty members. The culture of the school is also somewhat socioeconomically divided which leads to it's own set of problems. There are not many opportunities for truly bright, independent minds to succeed and be nurtured at RHAM, though the athletics department is quite good. On a positive note, there are plenty of truly wonderful, quality teachers at RHAM that every student is sure to have the pleasure of learning from. The administration is also very well meaning and does not respond with an iron-fist to discipline problems that arise, but with more constructive, common sense solutions. However, in retrospect, I wish I had attended a magnet school or private school.


Posted November 27, 2013

I graduated from RHAM and am attending what many would consider a tough college. Honestly though I am easing through my freshman year of college and finding myself helping others. I can't help but attribute my knowledge and easy academic transition to RHAM. The only negative is I feel they should offer more ap courses such as macro and micro economics.


Posted August 22, 2013

This school has very rude and aggressive administration that do not care about the atmosphere of the school, and allow bullying and fights to continue in the school. Teachers in this school have very sloppy performance and constantly lose papers and misgrade assignments.


Posted March 12, 2012

RHAM is a very good school with a very tough curriculum. Students in their freshman year learn material usually taught to a junior in surrounding states. The principals, however are very poor disciplinarians. They won't do a thing for bullying but if a girl wears shorts to school she must call a guardian to bring her pants to wear and cannot return to class until she has the pants on. There are a lot of elective choices, which is good. The food is decent and there is a variety of what to eat that changes every day. The school facility is beautiful. Each classroom has a Smartboard and there is even a news anchoring station in the school. The teachers are great, however, there are some who do not know how to teach. This school is really great. It does have a drug/alcohol issue, but what school doesn't?
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2011

I have been following girl's volleyball and find no mention of the team in any category. They are an excellent team, but get no recognition on your web site. Since they have been state champions for the past four years and are now in the finals I would like to read more about them in your sports section.


Posted May 8, 2011

This school can be extremely challenging, and extremely time consuming. As time progresses, students become more and more busy, and there is an increase of peer pressure. Many participate in at least one sport or club of interest. There are so many choices and options that are available for students, if they seize the chance. For me, I am partaking in many clubs, and rigorous classes they offer. In each classroom, there is a smart board. The actual school itself is relatively new from about 7 years ago. My only complaint is the social aspect can be lacking, due to many being unwelcome. However, there is always a group of people, with whom they can socialize.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

This school has a very bad principle and administration. The extra curricular activites are limited and it is so general. like there isnt any specific clases only general classes that leaves students confused on what to do in the future. I think Rham is overrated. There is a very low ethnicity difrence and alot of drug users/deales.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

This school is great. It's friendly and comfortable, and you feel like you get a great learning experience here. All of the teachers are very friendly and advising, and they try to understand the students to help them get the most out of their high school career.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2006

The teachers and students are friendly, and overall it's not a bad atmosphere for learning, but the kids aren't pushed enough for their own benefit. Few extracurriculars but a good school for those students that are not college bound.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2006

RHAM High School is a brand new school in Hebron, Connecticut. The school services three towns (Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough). The school is large, extremely high tech and has excellent sports teams. The school services its students not only with good food, but a well known school newspaper 'The Sachem Scribe' and interesting television and radio stations. Each class has around 250-275 students. The teachers and administrators are exceptional.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2005

This school is so wonderful! you parents got to listen up here. This school has there own tv station and radio station! This is a great place to send your child! No problems here about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 95% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Hebron, CT 06248
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