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H. C. Wilcox Technical High School

Public | 9-12 | 794 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted October 3, 2009

Wilcox is awsome!! they give a great education
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I love how the shops are really interesting and most of the teachers are super nice.
—Submitted by a 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 49% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female32%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Reading

All Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Science

All Students45%
Female34%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 63% 62%
Hispanic 30% 19%
Black 5% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Meriden, CT 06450
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