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395 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT 06897

(203) 762-0381
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June 23, 2015
I received an outstanding education from WHS. I found my classes, including the myriad of AP offerings, teachers and counselors all outstanding. The curriculum prepares students extremely well for college and I found many of my WHS classes more difficult than my first year college courses.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 23, 2015
The teachers at WHS were some of the best I encountered in all of my educational career. Many have been there for over 10 years and still exhibit the same passion and dedication to students as when they began.

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Amount of homework: Too much
June 23, 2015
I think there is a lot of homework and projects given, but not in a bad way. It over prepares students for college and the real world. I would rather have students over prepared than under prepared.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 23, 2015
Classes and deliverables are very challenging and require students to put in many hours of outside work and studying.

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Develops empathy: Agree
June 23, 2015
There is a high emphasis on volunteering and giving back. Although the Fairfield County area is very affluent, I feel that WHS does its best to keep students grounded.

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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 23, 2015
Nothing but the utmost integrity and honesty is acceptable at WHS. Teachers place a very high important on building students' characters and integrity.

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April 15, 2015
Our families were educated at Princeton and Harvard Universities. We sent a child to wilton High School and took him out as drugs run rampant including in the sports. Do not send your child here. We removed our child and he excelled away from this school. Anyone who writes that this school is worthwhile is in league with the unions or is an exception to the rule. They just changed the rating to make it look like it is rated highly 2 minutes ago it was not hmm gee I wonder who is running this website could it be a bunch of union libs???

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February 18, 2015
Excellent school system that tailors high school experience to students strengths. Unparalleled course catalog, extremely supportive teachers for the most part, outstanding g college office. WHS students achieve the highest test scores in the state, regularly. We are thrilled to have raised our three children here, who were all well-prepared for the rigors of highly selective universities. Go Warriors!!

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April 11, 2013

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April 09, 2013
I believe the school is highly overrated. The class sizes have been growing and growing as parents are flocking to the town in hopes that the school's high test scores will get their children into the best colleges. I have seen the classes filled with 30 students and there isn't really a focus on learning among them. The students care more about sports than academics and it is dragging everyone else down due to their big egos. I am glad I am getting out of there.

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2013
I had a very hard experience being a student at this high school. I have learning difficulties and I had issues keeping up with the school work. I also did not fit in well because I was not athletic and I always felt that this school acknowledged those students that were on the sports team and ignored those that were not. Overall, I would not suggest this school.

- submitted by a community member

May 16, 2011
I've had three kids attend WHS, with 2 graduating. My other child transferred to a prep school after freshman year. I agree with many who have written that these kids would probably have excelled regardless of the school....and I don't give WHS much credit in their success. Too many of the teachers here are just going through the motions, without the kids best interests in mind. There are some exceptional teachers here...just not enough of them. I've never had much esteem for the administration of the high school, nor of the school system in general, primarily because there's too much administration. These folks get a job for life...yet do little or nothing to actually contribute to the education process. Lest you think I'm just a disgruntled parent, I've always been impressed with the junior and elementary schools. There, the teachers are more involved with the kids, make learning fun for them,and really care about the kids welfare. I've lived in Wilton for over 20 years.

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November 15, 2010
Grossly overrated. My children's experience has been very 50-50. Too many teachers don't really care about truly teaching; they just want to get in and out and seem to resent requests for extra help. Often just cursory assistance is given. Too many teachers seem to be hired because of who they know, rather than because of outstanding credentials. I am of the impression that the schools used to be much better -- they are now just coasting on their reputation. Most kids here would succeed anywhere because of good genes and motivated parents who are willing to hire tutors when their teachers disappoint. Interestingly, the junior high is probably the strongest link in this district. Keep an eye out -- tests scores will be getting progressively lower in Wilton.

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February 03, 2010
Excellent school system Great teachers and resources.

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November 28, 2009
I think wilton high school teacher need more work hard byt over all excellent

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November 19, 2009
my daughter started WHS in 2009 and loves it. she is a highly gifted student and it is a great fit for her. she loves the academics, sports, after school activities, drama, and the home coming dance! yes, some of the teachers are not the best, but overall, the school is what we were looking for.

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November 09, 2006
I have three children who went through the Wilton schools from kindergarten through HS graduation. All three were different learners--two gifted, one highly and 1 special ed. All were well prepared for collge and are doing well there now.

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November 05, 2004
Although Wilton offers an excellent education, one cannot overlook the terrible environment that it fosters. It breeds mass competition among the students rather than trying to make it an encouraging and collaborative environment. The school makes little effort to help students who are not interested in attending top tier schools or who are interested in joining the work force post-graduation. Unlike other schools that encourage participation in alternative programs such as the Japanese Program in Norwalk or the Work-Study option, this school uses it as a last resort. They are more concerned with numbers and their reputation than they are with what is truly best for the students. It is of little wonder than so many kids have a very distorted sense of how school is supposed to be and why so many are unhappy. Post-Wilton I was very prepared for university but the 'cost' for it was too high.

- submitted by a student

June 14, 2004
My two older daughters have been through the Wilton School System including Wilton High School and after living in other parts of the country and dealing with many other public school systems with my two younger daughters, people should understand how very fortunate they are to send their children to Wilton High School. No school system is flawless, but comparatively I would give anything at this point to send my two younger daughters back to Wilton for an exceptional education that they clearly have not gotten anywhere else we have lived.

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February 23, 2004
I and my three children moved to Wilton over the Christmas holiday. I was unsure what to expect. You always worry as a parent that your children will not be happy, but my daughter, who is in Wilton High, found the transition very comfortable with the help of Ms. Faker, teachers, and other staff. They were all so kind and put forth much effort to make Jennifer feel at ease. The recent hate crimes, from what I understand, are isolated incidents and are not tolerated. You will find that no matter where you are, there will be some bad. I feel like Wilton High provides a great environment for students.

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December 16, 2003
If you're looking for a nurturing environment, look elsewhere. If you're looking for tough love without your kids' best interests at heart, you've found the right place. This school district is way overrated.

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Wilton High School
395 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT  06897
(203) 762-0381
Last modified Wilton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wilton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top