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Westbrook High School

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Posted January 15, 2009

I recently graduated from this school and I found it to be in dire need of new management. The faculty is entirely unsupportive of students with learning disabilities, and leaves you on your own to cope with the struggles of high school. The extremely small size of the school leads to no variety or flexibility in course load, so if you go off the typical track your schedule will be in ruins (I ended up with 3 study halls my senior year, which did not please me). Some of the teachers are absolutely awful, showing blatant favoritism, ignoring requests for help, and occasionally throwing away curriculum completely and allowing their class to become a chaotic free-for-all. While there is a core of dedicated, responsible teachers, the general low quality of the staff and lack of structure from the administration causes the standard of education to fall drastically low.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2006

A great, small newly renovated highschool (2005)with excellent, caring teachers and less than 300 students...brand new athletic fields/track in picturesque surroundings with lakes and a babbling brook, the students and families will enjoy sports even more than before. Brand new fitness center that Booster Club raised over $25,000 to equip. Excellent drama and music department w/2 plays a year; 'Godspell' coming up next weekend. Did I mention that the well-loved and regarded principal, Bob Hale, was awarded '2006 CT Principal of the Year'? We moved here from New Canaan, CT 6 years ago and have no regrets; wonderful school in a very special seaside town.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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%
Female97%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students89%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 95% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
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 10%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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156 McVeagh Rd
Westbrook, CT 06498
Phone: (860) 399-6214

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