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Hall High School

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Posted December 10, 2012

Hall does an incredible job of fulfilling my academic and extra-curricular needs. My family and I had been considering vigorous private schools, but as a result of the extraordinary arts program and the academic strengths, we ultimately chose Hall. The theatre and choir program is absolutely fantastic. I feel challenged in my academics, and if you do not feel challenged enough, teachers are extremely supportive for you to work to your potential. Teachers, in general, are excellent. Not all of them are, but I haven't met any teacher who is not committed to helping their student achieve. I'm enjoying my experience here immensly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2010

I disagree with the reviewer who stated that Hall is not the place for average students. I was an average student my self and I was not pushed into low level classes but rather was encouraged to strive to be a part of the academic atmospheric and take part in as many AP and honors classes as I could handle. And even though I did not get a perfect GPA I got a first rate education and never felt discriminated because I could not achieve what some of my classmates could. I was better prepared for college and later work than many of my contemporaries from other schools. However, I would say that the low achieving student may find hall a difficult place to be, as academic achievement is very important socially at Hall; unlike many other schools where athletic ability determines social status.


Posted October 3, 2009

Fantastic teachers. Some of the best I've seen in action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Perfect place for a scholar/athlete. Extraordinary music and arts programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Hall HS has such an excellent reputation but if your student is an exceptional student they will be happy and do very well. However, if your student is not exemplary they push them into the lowest level classes where many times the teachers are mediocre. Many students have a lot of potential for those interested enough to encourage them. Hall is not a place for average students; they are not supported.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Great School. Very High SAT scores and probably the best in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

A great school with an attentive staff. Good extracurricular courses as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 11, 2004

Great academics, academic counseling and athletics. Teachers, in general are very good; some are excellent. Course offerings for every level of interest. Want to be prepared for a challenging college? You can get ready here. It can be similar to a private school, depending on a student's choices and committment. Hall takes care of all levels of acheivers, however, and that is the true test of an excellent school. Can't speak to all sports, but track is terrific. The drama department was very good, but has taken some budgetary and faculty hits and will need both money,space and good hiring to get back to where it was. Drama, in fact all arts, take a definate second in school committment to the jazz program. This is a definate weakness. Equity in that area would stengthen Hall's reputation further. Parents and students look forward to Dr. Donald Slater's safe return as principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

Awesome school, tons of fun and the teachers are awesome. The sports program rocks. Also there are tons of clubs for anyone and everyone. Also it seems as if everyone goes to college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2004

The academic bar is very high at Hall. In addition, the administration and staff strive to build a positive, realistic and empowering atmosphere for students to learn and achieve. Colleg prep focus. Many activities-even ping pong club. Many opportunities for students to give to others in form of community service. Walk through-you'll feel the excitement!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2003

I went to Hall and I learned alot about life, not just academics.
—Submitted by a former 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 79% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black81%
Asian American100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black77%
Asian American94%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black82%
Asian American100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black91%
Asian American100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 64% 61%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Black 10% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 16%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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975 North Main St
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 232-4561

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