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Weston High School

Public | 9-12 | 775 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Weston High School is an inspirational environment for students, whether their proclivities are more science and math oriented, or more humanities based. The teachers are highly intelligent, well trained, very experienced, and care deeply about their students. They also have very high standards, motivating their students to do their best work. My child was at a top private school and yet we moved him back to Weston High, initially concerned about the change, prior to his actual enrollment. However, our son loves the school, is totally engaged in his courses (all APs and honors) and is also very happy socially. The school also has a fantastic theatre department; we were stunned by the professionalism of the productions! We are all so happy with the upbeat, intelligent, friendly and creative feeling of the environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Awesome School, very hard but very good classes taught by fantastic teachers. Too many WASP-ey kids though
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Weston High School has everything a school could want from great teachers, a fabulous library, wonderful athletics, an amazing athletic program and a masterful arts program including stage productions that a professional would be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

Weston High School should be recognized as one of the best in the country. While other nearby schools get rated higher because of the number of AP courses, that is merely a function of their size. Weston has a small student body, less than half of nearby high schools, and that means students get more attention from teachers. The theatre program is wonderful. Despite the small student body many sports teams are ranked in the top 5 in the state. I am a graduate of one of the top boarding schools in the country and I strongly believe that my children are getting a better education at Weston High than I received. Great teachers look to work there because the students are smart and motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

Weston High School is really a top tier school. Great facilities, both academic and extracurricular. Definitely has a good rep that helps students once they leave for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2008

Weston High School is a very good school, all of the students come out well educated and ready for college. I believe that this school couldn't have done a better job preparing our class for college and the real world!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2007

Yes, the schools are smaller and that is a good thing...like a private school. Teachers will get involved if necessary. Academically recognized in colleges and kids are prepared well in most all subjects. Kids are afforded placement in sports and theatre that may not have that opportunity in larger schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

The special education program at high school for non college student needs development. Minimal help in post high school planning. Need attitude change and services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

Academics are strong, Music, art and sports are improving. New Facilities will be awesome. Level of Parental Involment is high but it is always the same faces, mostly mine. Guidance is spotty.Socially, the bullying and exclusion problems are out of control, mostly middle school. It is forcing me to leave the town I love and move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

Excellent school. More involved parents get more attention for their children. Small size means fewer subject choices. Very homogeneous population - somewhat out of touch with the 'real world'. Staff cares but need parent feedback. coaching on College entry a bit weak - assumes parents do it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2003

Great School! In a quiet town, low crime rate, right next to the shore. only an hour away from NYC.
—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 49% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
100%
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 Students85%
Female79%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students93%
Female99%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 93% 62%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 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 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Weston, CT 06883
Phone: (203) 291-1600

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