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Naugatuck High School

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Posted June 26, 2012

As a 2012 graduate of this high school , I'm here to say that this school is really going down hill and the future isn't looking good. While NHS isn't horrible it's getting there. The CAPT scores are horrible this school is ranked very low and practice for CAPT is never taken seriously at all, infact many teachers didn't care. For a such a low ranking school the teachers at this school are actually very smart and very helpful , however the classes are over crowded and sometimes that takes away from the learning and teaching process. The school itself is very dirty and gross (remember I graduated before they began changing it) there are papers all around the school , often gross things on the floor things I never saw in any other high school that I visited. Also with afterschool activites I felt that they never really encouraged you to join and just "yelled" you if you didn't. Same with sports as well . This school has very poor leadership as well and no pride .This school is enthincally diverse which causes alot of problems . Overall if I was a parent I would not send my child here at all. There are much better schools in nearby towns which so much more to offer.


Posted February 4, 2011

As a freshman in Naugy High, I find this school to be great. It's easy to go to teachers for help knowing they'll try to help us. Even though there could be some problems around, it's still a good school. The school also organizes events sometimes that are fun to the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2010

As a senior graduating during the toughest times known to this education system I must comment that this institution is doing its best with what its being given. Poor leadership from Naugatuck's elected board officials have ultimately led to this districts demise. Sad to see things come to this, proud to have been educated here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2009

i love it && the safety is great i don't know why people think its only 2 stars
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2009

I attend this school myself, a freshman, soon to be sophmore. And personally, I like it. Maybe there is a few problems here and there, but what I like the most is all the fun stuff we get to do all together as NHS students, and the awesome relationships we have with the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

By far one of the saddest academic programs around. The teachers are uninvolved and standards are pathetic. I was alarmed to learn my child was going to school to watch movies! The text books are decades old in some classes. I feel as a parent I have done an injustice by placing my child into this school system. Luckily their home environment was strong and academies are a very crucial subject in our family which in turn gave them the opportunity to pursue college. (With mention that they were far behind for the first few semesters)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

We moved here two years ago. My son graduated from NHS last year and now attends UConn in Storrs and my daughter is currently a freshman at NHS taking all Honors courses for her core curriculum classes. She is also very involved in sports and clubs. From my visits into the school (all good reasons), and from what my children tell me from our daily conversations about the goings-ons in the school, I feel confident that they are receiving a well-balanced, stimulating and safe education. Almost all of the teachers my children have had, have been wonderful...supportive, interactive, challenging and educationally adept in their particular area of expertise. Bravo to the Naugatuck School System for their dogged determination in giving our children an education for the future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

This is an amazing school. The teachers are better than anywhere in the country. It is a ver safe environment and the athletics are awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2007

My son is a junior at NHS. He has thrived academically as well as with extracurricular activities. The teachers are very communicative with him and he thrives at this high school. He has a high GPA. I don't feel as if he could have done so without teamwork displayed by the NHS staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

I really like this school. My son has went from getting failing grades from an out of state school to passing grades at naugatuck high and the teachers are really good with returning emails and or phone calls and if there is a problem with your child they are on the phone calling.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black58%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 69% 61%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Black 8% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: (203) 720-5400

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