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Wolcott High School

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Posted November 23, 2009

I just started at wolcott and went through the school. I rather enjoy it but it does have some downs. I'd give it a five but some of teachers and students (mostly the sophomores) bother me a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2009

This High School is certainly a top notch school. Wolcott High offers excellent academics and sports as well as extracurricular activities. The school is known in the area for scoring high on all standardized tests. This school is one of the best in the state of Connecticut.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2009

Wolcott High School is an excellent place to learn whether it be the sports, extra-curriculars or academics. The students have numerous opportunities to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

many people think that students here are the worst behaved but after all we've been through over the years can you blame us? Please understand that we are the way we are because of the heartache and pain we have felt rip to all the angels or schools and town have lost
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2008

i moved to wolcott in Jan. and the kids are awful! they are rude and many students do drugs! there is more drama than any other school i have ever been to! i have been to many schools! i certianly believe wolcott high school is above avrerage on the teachers abilitys, but the students are awful! the teachers are helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2007

I think WHS, along with most public high schools,are behind the times. Worrying more about discipline than academics and esteem. My children are losing interest in learning and feel worse about themselves than when they started high school. I think most public high schools could use a real re-vamping starting with including some real computer teaching and removing some of the older, less interested teachers. I see the kids books, they don't look much different than 25 years ago when I was in school. How sad is that? Can't wait to be done with it all. We spend money on a cop at each school, but ask any Senior some basic History questions, and you will see the lack of knowledge. Also, many administrative changes in position over the last 4 years, new principals every year. Can't wait to be done with it all. Just one woman's opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2004

Wolcott High School provides a great education for all students no matter what their needs, wether it be special education or accelerated learning. The teachers and staff are very friendly and always ready and willing to help. Wolcott high school not only teaches you things found in textbooks, but things you need for life. Wolcott High prepares you with the necessary knowledge you need for life.
—Submitted by a student


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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 79% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 90% 61%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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457 Bound Line Rd
Wolcott, CT 06716
Phone: (203) 879-8164

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