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9-12
Public
Windsor Locks, CT
Students enrolled: 557

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58 South Elm St
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

(860) 292-5032
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September 05, 2014
first of all the only reason i rated this school one star is because i couldnt rate it none. I am a student in grade 11 at windsor locks high school. i have had nothing but problems with this school, last year i had my phone taken by a admin i was forced to give it up and pick it up and the end of the day, i went to go grab it out of the office and it was gone. i fighted with the school for months to recieve a payment for the phone or a new one, but guess what ? untill this day i still have not seen any money or phone. the second big problem is i struggle with school, im not completly brain dead but i do need to recieve one on one or need to have a acdemic support class, they have not given me any support they have just set me on a path to fail and they honestly dont care.

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2014
i am a freshman at this school and i am not impressed at all. i used to live in somers ct and comparing the two schools -this one looses. alot of the teachers here are rude and dont take teaching seriously. alot of students get away with alot of stuff while others are treated like they mean nothing. this school individualizes its students too much and needs to change some of the ridiculous rules.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 24, 2010
I have a freshman at the school - I have not been impressed at all! She has a IEP that the teachers didn't even know about until I called a meeting 2 months after school started. She went to guidance to complain about a 'bully' situation and was told she was being over sensitive ... really not happy - other parents are feeling the same way - there needs to be major focus on this school - grammer schools and MS are 'A # 1 why can't the HS follow suite?

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 16, 2009
WLHS is a great school to be at if you try to become involved within it. I happen to play two sports for the school and i am in a few other clubs in the school all of which have kept me very involved. the school lacks some hard work done by teachers as well as students. if you are not in a AP class or honors class the teachers seem to care less as if the students in those classes are not as important. Rules in the school have changed alot over the years my freshman year was the first Year Mrs.Bell became principal since then there were several rules that have changed that the students at WLHS are not to happy about for example students can no longer wear backpacks in the hall way. overall the school id average, i enjoy it at WLHS.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 29, 2009
I like alot of the teachers

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
As a former student of WLHS I would recommend the school to any parent. The school has attracted very well educated and dedicated teachers for its faculty. As far back as I can remember test scores have always been above the national average. That is a major aspect of any learning institution and WLHS certainly has proven itself worthy of the testing challenge.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2008
The principal leadership at WLHS is awesome! She is so involved and dedicated to the students and parents. She is by far the best administrator that I have worked for in my 15 years of teaching.

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December 12, 2007
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December 11, 2007
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July 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2006
i was a student in Windsor Locks High School. i graduated in 2004. Windsor Locks High was a very good school that prepared me well for college. i was well taught and the entire staff was very supportive to my goals. also the sports teams are good in Windsor Locks so not only did i have a good time in class but i had a great time participating in the sport teams. the town is little, therefore the school is also little. the fact that the school is smaller that means you know most of the people in your class and also your teachers and staff know you by name and face. it is a great community to live in and grow in your education.

- submitted by a former student
October 31, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 20, 2005
When I went to WLHS all most of the faculty cared about was going to Stella's after school. I guess thats where the funding for student activities went to.

- submitted by a former student
May 06, 2005
As parents of 2 Windsor Locks High School students we have been very satisfied with the quality of the teachers, especially in the honors level classes, and with the availability of extracurricular activities. Somehow, though, we need to start better addressing the needs of academically gifted students in our school system. Every student should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential working in partnership with their families and the school system, including those who are bright and motivated. It is unfortunate that the state does not recognize this need and that the taxpayers of Windsor Locks prefer to finance sports programs and playing fields over academics if a choice needs to be made. Overall, though, the Windsor Locks school system does its best to provide a good quality, well-rounded education for its students. As parents we should support them strive for excellence in every aspect of our childrens' educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2004
I'm also just a student at WLHS, I'm a sophomore right now and I like it here. It's the typical small school. It's the only high school in town so everyone knows everyone else. There aren't many extracurricular activites, and what we do have aren't that great. The teachers are nice and care about students and how they excel in school work. I don't exactly like the current principal because he doesn't have much to do with students here. Our SRO doesn't help our school much he just kind of walks around. Other than that our school isn't that bad, for the most part we all get along.

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2004
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November 06, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
June 04, 2004
I'm currently a student here, but i think it would be best for one of us to make a review as another opnion. Our current principal, in my opnion, has been doing a good job, even though some of the things he must enforce are pretty pathetic rules that the superintendant thinks are important for our school to have. As of late, the superintendant seems to think she is our best friend, but this year is the first time we have ever seen her face. A great many dislike her. As for the teachers, they do a good job at teaching, when they can actually control us. There is a very small range extracuricular activities and electives that all students can take interest in. Currently we have a cop in our school, and he has been helping cracking down on the problems some students cause.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
Principal rules the school by fear tatics. He has brought in police (school resource officer) to assist in discipline. The school board provides little or no help in budgets. With all this, the teachers do an outstandinng job and should be recommended highly.

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December 21, 2003
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August 26, 2003
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August 26, 2003
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August 25, 2003
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Windsor Locks High School
58 South Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT  06096
(860) 292-5032
Last modified Windsor Locks High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Windsor Locks High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top