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Orville H. Platt High School

Public | 9-12 | 1101 students


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Posted 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

Posted August 4, 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

Posted November 23, 2008

im a student at platt and i think it's a preety good the sports team isent that bad
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 4, 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.

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted September 6, 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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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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


All Students51%
Asian Americann/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%


All Students60%
Asian Americann/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%


All Students60%
Asian Americann/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%


All Students79%
Asian Americann/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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
Hispanic 45% 20%
White 35% 61%
Black 16% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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220 Coe Ave
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-7963


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