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220 Coe Ave
Meriden, CT 06450

(203) 235-7963
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November 26, 2014
I think this is a wonderful school no matter what anyone says. School is school, and rules are rules. Sure we don't agree with them sometimes but if you really want to change something properly addressing it instead of constantly complaining would be a good way to go. Anyway no school is perfect, so good luck finding one that is. The teachers here are great and the students are nice, but to be honest whatever school you go to its what you make of it that matters, so make friends, stick up for someone, try to be a leader instead of a follower. Just because everyone is doing something doesn't always mean that it is right. Try not to judge or point fingers because im sure everyone has quirks. Have an open mind, be understanding, and if anyone is ever rude to you instead of being rude to them back try to understand them. They may not have a perfect life at home or they may have personal problems to deal with(as im sure you do as well). Being nice to someone when they are mean to you will only make you feel better. Therefore, get involved in your school and I'm sure you'll have a nice four years here. Also don't try to be popular just be you, and be genuine.

- submitted by a student

May 12, 2010
My daughter goes to this school. It has changed so much when she was a freshman to now. They treat the students like children and they don't know how to discipline their students. I feel as if they don't have enough school spirit and everyone is miserable with the new rules with the jeans, and no leggings. Half of the clothes I bought my daughter she cannot even wear. So I needed to buy her new clothes in which she hates. I feel that they need to chill out with all of the rules and focus more on the students.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2009
The new principal, Mrs. Mik, has re-energized this school with her enthusiasm and positive outlook. This is reflected in the attitude of the student body. The school was featured as a 'cool school' by a local television station during the last school year. This will be our child's senior year and the past few years have included very memorable and positive experiences, especially with regard to the band. Mr. Guilmette is a great teacher and mentor to his students. Several former students are now staff or teachers at the school. We feel that the low test scores are not an accurate reflection of the quality of education at this school. The building does need to be updated, and the City is planning to update both high schools in the future.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2008
im a student at platt and i think it's a preety good school...plus the sports team isent that bad

- submitted by a student

November 04, 2008
i am a former platt student, class of 07 and my personal expericnce wasnt the greatest. Though i have heard that it is better than Maloney. Now, i started my high school years at Wilcox, please do not send you kids there, its even worse. Platt by far is better than the the rest. The faculty is somewhat friendly, yet there are many issues about safety. Alot of harrasing going on, bullying is still an issue, and the language the students are using with the teachers is just no right. The school itself has been falling apart. I was there when the school was closed so they could fix the ceilings since it was leaking. The air quality is not so good, and in the summer is very, very uncomfortable. Academically, the classes are alright, im in college now, but i find myself learning things i didnt learn there.

- submitted by a community member

September 19, 2006
We think Orville H Platt High School is just Awesome! Since our daughter has entered the school last year as a freshmen she has both grown and prospered! Her grades and attitude both show this as a positive sign of good school moral. She loves the teachers she has had and has now. She also loves Cheerleading and Chorus which she is involved in. We hope the school continues with a positive environment so everyone gets to benefit!-Mr and Mrs Joe Heany

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2005
I agree with Jack, my student is going to platt as well and she is always being harrased by boys. When she comes home she is never in a good mood. I am planning on moving her to a new school soon, away from meriden. Meriden has gone down these past couple years. Well I hope other parents will listen to me, because this school gots some real not good problems. Thank you guys and girls! Ben D.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2005
My son is currently going to this school. He does not like it to much. There is alot of bullying going on. The staff is ok but I have had some problems with some teachers. I think this school is ok but it needs to improve much goodly. Jack M.

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2004
I thin kthat they need to fix the roof before putting any more money into anything for this school. The kids have to dodge trash cans when it rains, and I am worried about what will happen this winter when a storm hits...the build a beautiful new middle school; across the street, when it could have waited for the high school to be fixed.

- submitted by a parent
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Orville H. Platt High School
220 Coe Ave, Meriden, CT  06450
(203) 235-7963
Last modified Orville H. Platt High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orville H. Platt High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top