Cheshire High School

Cheshire High School serves 1,538 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Cheshire High School operates within the Cheshire School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1538 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 104 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,538 students
Cheshire High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Cheshire High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 104 teachers
Cheshire High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Cheshire High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Cheshire High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.24 0.40
Cheshire High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
32%
Cheshire High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
5%
Cheshire High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Cheshire School District's student population of 4,594 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,346 in this district is less than the state average of $17,550. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,900 is less than the state average of $15,389. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Cheshire School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
4
Number of Students Managed 4,594 1,685
Cheshire   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Cheshire   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $71 MM $31 MM
Cheshire   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $69 MM $27 MM
Cheshire   School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $14,346 $17,550
Cheshire   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $13,900 $15,389
Cheshire   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Humiston School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dodd Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Norton School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CheshireHumiston SchoolSpecial Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 20 students
    0.7 miles
    30 Spring St
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)250-2442
    0.79-1220
  • CheshireNorton School
    Grades: 1-6 | 429 students
    1.1 miles
    414 North Brooksvale Rd
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)272-7283
    1.11-6429
  • CheshireDoolittle School
    Grades: 1-6 | 529 students
    1.2 miles
    735 Cornwall Ave
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)272-3549
    1.21-6529
  • CheshireDodd Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 747 students
    1.4 miles
    100 Park Place
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)272-3249
    1.47-8747
  • CheshireHighland School
    Grades: 1-6 | 740 students
    1.5 miles
    490 Highland Ave
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)272-0335
    1.51-6740

School Reviews

The quality of the education in Cheshie is suppose to be exceptional. I have found it to be anything but. In particular the entire math department should be fired!They are just plain failing to teach math to their students. I have come across teachers and coaches who are just plain rude to the point that I would like to go to the admmistration regarding their behavior (anti-bullying policies should apply to teachers and staff as well as students!). Band is big in Cheshire. Both Jazz and Marching are supposedly excellent. There are a variety of sports to choose from, but it is really a matter of who you know and not how good you are in a few (but not all) sports. There are also numerous clubs to join, many are very good. Although the facade of the building is OK the inside is not up to standards of other schools that are in the same income bracket as Cheshire. Parents are involved (or overly involved, especially in sports!) I wish I had the money to send my children to private school, as I'm not impressed with the hype!!!
- Posted by Parent, 09/26/07
While the level of academic programs is high, along with availability of extra curricular activities, there has been a lack of attention to bullying and harrasment in this school system. By experience the faculty seems to be attentive to listening to an upset parent, but nieve to how inappropriate these kids actions have been. I was raised in this town adn it was the same when I grew up and now as a parent, even though my taxes go to Cheshire Schools, choose not to have my children attend them.
- Posted by Parent, 03/09/07

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