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High School in the Community

Public | 9-12 | 306 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted September 20, 2010

High School in the Community not only offers good education, they also offer positive student role models and a well-rounded future oriented prospective. My son is a current student at HSC and I could not be more pleased with every aspect of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

They are diverse with many different things to interest the children. They make do with very limited resources to make school a happy, safe, rewarding experience and inspire students to do their best.


Posted November 7, 2005

As a parent of a Junior student who resides in the suburban town of Bethany, I have only wonderful things to say about HSC. My son transferred from Amity High School at the beginning of his sophomore year after an unsuccessful freshman year. Although I have the highest regards for Amity, it was not the school for my unique child with muscical talent and interesting views on life. HSC provided a smaller teacher-to -student ratio and allowed my child to grow, succeed and be accepted for the wonderful person that he is. He has learned so much about life, acceptance of others, cultural diversity and how to adapt to the changing world around him. The teachers have been incredibly supportive, yet have extremely high expectations of my son. HSC is an amazing school and we couldn't ask for a better curriculum for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

I love this school! It's what you make of it. You can go through and get your diploma with easy classes, or you can go for a challenging curriculum with high level classes. The diversity of the school is incredible! It's a magnet school, which means you have people from the city, from the suburbs, and from more rural parts of the state. Because it's a very small school we get to go on more feild trips than most other schools. Also, being located in New Haven, we are able to take advantage of the local museums and colleges; many within walking distance. HSC has no sports teams (you can particiapte in sports at the high school in your home town), but our school does have a ski/snowboard club, debate team, chorus, math league, photography club, interact club, and a few others. For me, it's definately worth the half hour ride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

H.S.C is a small school that allows a lot of one on one student-teacher learning. As a student graduating in the year 2004 I can say that small schools are very productive. HSC has everyone on a first name basis giving me the confidence to question my teachers mistakes. Though I complain here and again I wouldn't change or transfer from my school.


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
10%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
3%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
73%
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 Students13%
Female8%
Malen/a
Black0%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%

Reading

All Students9%
Female4%
Male15%
Black0%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%

Science

All Students6%
Female4%
Male8%
Black0%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%

Writing

All Students30%
Female40%
Male20%
Black39%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
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
Black 43% 13%
Hispanic 34% 19%
White 22% 62%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 77%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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