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Stonington High School

Public | 9-12 | 772 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 6, 2014

I would like to point out how old all the other reviews are on this site.I will preface by stating that four to five years ago the school system was in a very different place than what it is now,and that in 2008 I would have given my school system a higher review but that is no longer the case.I am a recent Stonington High School grad and I graduated in the top 10 percent in one of the highest gpa classes the school has ever seen.Through out my career in the school system it has gone to hell in a hand basket.The teachers at Deans Mill are great, but most recently the schools have laid off almost all of their part time help which is a huge deficit.All the behind the scenes and the people who keep the student to teacher ratio low have been eliminated and the students will pay for this.On top of that, the disciplinary aspect of the high school does not exists,the high school teachers do not care about their students are there is an overwhelming feeling of teachers punishing students who excel.There is an extreme amount of favoritism among the teachers, and if you have the right name you will be in good shape.I could go on but I have reached the character limit.Dont trust scores alone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2010

this is the best school so much to do there great teachers out of all 7 school i went to this was the teachers really care about the students where i live know the school are teaching my brothers and sisters what i learned in my freshman year in there senior year


Posted April 19, 2009

I'm a current junior of SHS and would like to promote the school's success. two of my seven classes are taught with smart boards and every classroom is equipped with a projector and drop down screen making it a very technologically advanced school. The school has great drama productions and the AP classes are extremely challenging yet rewarding courses. There are a multitude of clubs and sports available to students, with almost every sport having a Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity team. With the block scheduling, it is so nice to have 2 nights to work on homework, so you can ask your teacher about it the next day if you don't understand and not have to get a bad grade for not completing your homework, because you can finish it the second night, after you talked to your teacher that day in school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

Stonington definitely prepared me for college. The teachers were mostly all wonderful. Extracurriculars were available for all students. If you wanted to get involved, you could!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

With new facilities, an excellent staff, great extracurricular activities and high student achievement, Stonington High is really on a roll. They have been good in the past and with our second daughter getting ready to enter, we are very happy that the school is on a track to even better performance. The Drama department does a great job, and the basics are very well attended to.
—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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 98% 61%
Hispanic 2% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 13%
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 10%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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176 South Broad St
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
Phone: (860) 599-5781

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