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Wilbur Cross High School

Public | 9-12 | 1284 students

 
 

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4 stars


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3 reviews of this school


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Posted September 23, 2009

I think that are school is the best school in new haven it is better then the other schools we have more kids and it is a safe and well learning place for every one!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2004

HI. I went to Cross and it was the best! WC in the '03 what!?
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

Wilbur Cross is a caring community. The diversity makes the school stand out and allows the students to embrace outside cultures. The teachers are patient and are always willing to help. Cross has a lot to offer, and the students tackle the oppportunity. It's a warm environment. The administrators develop an inside bond with the students that has a great outcome. It's a great school. I loved it. There was always someone to talk to when I needed. You leave the High School with self value and life long qualities.
—Submitted by a former 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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

227 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
60%
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 Students15%
Female19%
Male11%
Black4%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English16%

Reading

All Students18%
Female26%
Male10%
Black7%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English20%

Science

All Students13%
Female13%
Male14%
Black1%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities15%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English15%

Writing

All Students28%
Female43%
Male16%
Black24%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English34%
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
Hispanic 46% 19%
Black 40% 13%
White 11% 62%
Asian 2% 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 82%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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New Haven, CT 06511
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