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Pomperaug Regional High School

Public | 9-12 | 1384 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 7, 2014

Region 15 educational system is not just one of the best in the State of Connecticut, it is also one of the best in the country. I can says this based on my college aged students SAT and ACT results and University 3.99 GPA in a competitive medical program. My current high school child is exceeding thier own goals and is set to surpass the older sibilings goals at the same point. The staff at each school is world class and caring. The grading rational is sometimes tough and is under valued. Grades are truely earned and the high school GPA may seem lower on paper than these other schools with everyone getting 4.0 GPAs but our students outperform all those kids in college. Only improvement would be that guidance department actively sell this lower GPA fact to colleges when comparing the true quality of students vs. all those 4.0 GPA schools (public and private) who get their students into the few Ivy slots available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Excellent region that demonstrates world class practices and continually improved instruction, materials and teaching delivery methods. Students are engage in high levels of music, art, languages, clubs, state of the art technology applied to classic education and team athletics. The foundation laid builds strong character that is backed up by the best education in the state as well as the country as proven by data of college GPAs of graduated students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

My kids have been very happy at this school. Most important thing at any high school is to get involved, and there are plenty of areas where this can happen. They encourage the upper class men to help the lower class men out. The principal seems good so far. Vice principal is awesome as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

There is a huge lack of diversity at this school. I'm an alum. In the four years that I was there, across all seven years of students I saw (my year, the ones who were 1,2,or3 years ahead of me, and the ones who were 1,2, o3 years behind me).... I think I saw less than 5 black people, less than 5 hispanic/latino people, and maybe 10-15 asian people. If you want your kids to be exposed to people of all backgrounds, Southbury/Middlebury is not the place to be. If you're more comfortable being surrounded with white & middle/upper class folks, then you'll have a really good experience here.


Posted August 25, 2010

This is a top noch high school in Connecticut. The education the students recieve is wonderful. They are well prepared to go off to college. The teachers are always willing to stay after for extra help and if your lucky you may be able to catch them during a free block or your lunch, depending if they dont have a class at that time. All the teachers have a desk located in a large room that is divided into different departments/subjects-this is located on the second floor of the building. Not only are these kids well educated, they are an awesome sports school; football being one of the most popular. The school went under a high end renovation/addition in 2005 which makes it pleasing to the eye and a nice place for learning. Lasty, the school is very clean. They have a great janitory team that keeps the place very clean.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 10, 2009

The school is currently a good one. It offers many classes and extracurriculars and the teachers are always there to help if you need it. However the school is quickly growing overcrowded due to a recent population boom and budget cuts are hurting the number and quality of the electives available.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

i love this schooool. sports rule, theater rocks music is awsume and clubs are fun. everyone in this school is a part of something. the teachers are always there to help if u ask.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2009

This school was extremly disapointing for our child. If you fall behind, you are just left there. The teachers are not helpful, involved or even seem to care. Our child went here and was left to fall between the cracks. The teachers seem to be ready for retirement and show no interest. We are moving, I refuse to let our son struggle here as our other child has. Seriously consider this before you send your children here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Overall this is a good school. The class sizes are reasonable 21-24 student per teacher. There are many opportunities for students. Our daughter loved the Family Consumer Science programs, especially the Culinary classes. She also loved her Forensics class. There are the typical +/- of a school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

this school blows. don't send your children to it. it's similar to a penitentiary.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
98%
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 Students69%
Female62%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students82%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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
White 90% 62%
Asian 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 19%
Black 1% 13%
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 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Southbury, CT 06488
Phone: (203) 262-3200

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