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Joseph A. Foran High School

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3 stars

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9 reviews of this school


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Posted November 22, 2013

Good school, great teachers. If your child puts in the effort, they will have a rewarding experience. Great art classes and AP courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

This high school has an excellent music / band program. Students are encouraged to be independent and to strive. AP classes are not for everyone, so be on the lookout for falling grades. Parent oversight and advocacy is required.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

This is an excellent high school with dedicated staff, teachers, a great selection of AP classes, and a wide-variety of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

The staff at Foran High school are very supportive and organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

This is a great school for self-motivated and self-directed students. Teachers and administrators are willing to support students with clear direction and goals and there are significant resources available for savvy students. Unfortunately, formal advising is dismally ineffective.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

I thought Foran was a great school to attend. Many of the teachers I had were very helpful, especially if a student needed extra time outside of class. The guidance department is only minimally helpful, but I always found that it was up to the students to put the effort in trying to get to see them. The experience really is dependent on how much effort the students are willing to put forth generally.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2009

As a parent, I am completely dissatisfied with Foran High. The teachers lack the ability to educate and give no support to the students. Guidance and Principals are a joke. I deeply regret not sending my child to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

It would be helpful to the students and to the faculty if there were more Guidance Counselors to help the students choose their courses. Of course they would be more beneficial if they weren't so bogged down in paperwork as well. My son has only had minimal contact with his counselor and he is going into his senior year at Foran.going into his senior year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

nice class placement specially takeing Algebra 2 in 9th grade for some students(taking earlier) bad things is that some students are placed in lower math class then they should be.
—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 79% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 87% 61%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 3% 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 18%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 783-3502

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