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Torrington High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted May 2, 2014

unimpressed is a kind word this is no school is a snake pit with some of the worst administration ever , what a shame this is with same administrators writing up review to jack up the score. a joke.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 19, 2014

Totally unimpressed with THS. The facilities are delapidated. They removed the principle last year and implemented 4 administrators who don't seem to have a handle on academics. My son is unable to bring his text book home to study because of "limited resources." They have been unable to hire an adequate Italian teacher although have no answers when asked if there were any candidates and what the plan was with students who were enrolled in Italian. While having that conversation with an "adminstrator" he's scrolling through his cell phone. Surprised more parents aren't angry about the school quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

Terrific school. We have seen many students leave here and go on and do great things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2011

THS is a great environment for all willing to avail themselves to the opportunities available of high school. The many talented and dedicated Teachers, Coachs, Administrators, and support staff encourage and challenge students. The administration is available and dedicated to resolving issues of concern and are always available to address concerns. I speak from personal experience of the countless times I have called and spoke to various departments, I will say that more financial resources would be an asset to the learning environment and more advanced technology in the classroom would benefit students entering a tech driven work force.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I love this school because my son attends this school & I also graduated from this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

I believe that the school is a diamond in the rough. I think with limited resources it is a great school. It's full of diverse individuals. The Faculty is caring and assertive. I am very content with the school and its plans.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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 79% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 71% 61%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Black 7% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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50 Major Besse Dr
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 489-2294

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