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New London High School

Public | 9-12 | 982 students

 
 

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Posted November 10, 2013

NLHS has dramatically improved and is the highest performing urban high school in CT. My child is being challenged and I'm extremely pleased with the competent and caring staff! There are so many opportunities for my son to earn College credit. ECSU, Mitchell College, UCONN...to name a few, all offer courses at NLHS. My son will most likely earn 22 college credits by graduation! You can't beat that combined with the Whalers superior athletic program! Very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

The science and technology magnet school which is good. The teachers are nice and care about your future and education. The regular high school is not so great. Teachers there don't know how to teach and there "honors program" is not a challenge. Only come here if you like science and technology, that magnet school has a lot of class that you can take. You only go to the regular high school for your language class, history, english, and lunch. The other classes are in the magnet school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2010

Terrible school - Poor morale, teachers don't care; students act like thugs. fights every day; only care about athletic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

This 'school' is very poorly run. It is the victim of some very bad administrative appointments and suffers from very low morale. The teachers do try, but lack of resources, politics and nepotism interfere with everything.


Posted October 7, 2008

The administrative staff is very helpful; teachers I didn't have the opportunity to met them, but my son is very pleased with the classes. the only thing I really don't feel comfortable with, is the students behavior, they're very rude and fights are on daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

I never felt challenged at the school. Every year there are some new rules that do not benefit anyone but just cause confusion and wasted time. Most of the focus is on the athletes. The athletic program gets new things and more money, more than needed. More money should be spent to making the programs at the school better for the students. There is not enough art appreciation, there used to be about 5 years ago but that fell apart. No one listens to the opinions of the students, which I find sad. Nothing is done efficiently. Files are lost, homework goes missing... and the only one to blame is apparently the student when in fact it's usually the adult in charge. I did enjoy the diversity and bringing in the magnet school kids has brought in even more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2007

No communication. My sons physical form was misplaced.Th en his entire medical record was misplaced.Eventually found on the desk in a pile.I guess they never heard of the hepa law.If you are not a sport star you may get a uniform.The stars get better treatment. The youth officer has children in the school which i think is a conflict of interest. I feel he's less apt to arrest someone in fear that they may retaliate on his children. Because a subsitute misplaced a doctor's note excusing my child from school, we was told to not give important paperwork/homework to them.Are they not capable of handling it? I personally think my son was getting a better education while attending the waterford system.Alot of teachers at nl talk down to the kids.But yet expect respect back.You must give to receive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

Honors program: not challenging and not enough honors classes. Also average and a below average students aren't focused on. They are not the priority. Extracurricular activities are okay. Parent involvement: very low. It seems as though parents don't care about what there students are doing or not doing in class.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 12, 2005

*Decent honors program, but overall lacks academic vigor. *Average extra-curricular activities. *Focused more on equality than achievement. *Excellent music program. *Average athletics program. *Decent administration. *Average staff.
—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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
27%

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 Students22%
Female12%
Male33%
Black18%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English25%

Reading

All Students22%
Female16%
Male27%
Black27%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%

Science

All Students27%
Female21%
Male33%
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English30%

Writing

All Students33%
Female31%
Male36%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English38%
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 42% 19%
Black 30% 13%
White 23% 62%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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490 Jefferson Ave
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 437-6400

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