Newtown High School

Newtown High School serves 1,713 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Newtown High School operates within the Newtown School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1713 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,713 students
Newtown High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Newtown High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 128 teachers
Newtown High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Newtown High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 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 13:1 13:1
Newtown High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
3%
5%
Newtown High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
6%
21%
Newtown High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
90%
58%
Newtown High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Newtown High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Newtown High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.19 0.40
Newtown High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
4%
32%
Newtown 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%
Newtown High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,894 students has decreased by 12% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,581 is less than the state average of $17,550. The district revenue/student has grown by 25% over four years.
The district spending/student of $19,446 is higher than the state average of $15,389. The district spending/student has grown by 64% over four years.
School District Name Newtown School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 4,894 1,685
Newtown   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Newtown   School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $86 MM $31 MM
Newtown   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $107 MM $27 MM
Newtown   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $15,581 $17,550
Newtown   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $19,446 $15,389
Newtown   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
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 Garner Correctional Institution High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Reed Intermediate School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sandy Hook Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • NewtownGarner Correctional Institution High School
    Alternative School
    0.8 miles | Grades: 10-12 | 27 students50 Nunnawauk Rd
    NewtownCT 06470
    (203)270-2897
    0.810-1227
  • Sandy HookSandy Hook Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 395 students12 Dickinson Dr
    Sandy HookCT 06482
    (203)426-7657
    0.8KG-4395
  • NewtownReed Intermediate School
    1 miles | Grades: 5-6 | 787 students3 Trades Ln
    NewtownCT 06470
    (203)270-4880
    15-6787
  • NewtownStarr High School
    Special Education School
    1.2 miles | Grades: 8-12 | 4 students3 Trades Ln
    NewtownCT 06470
    (203)270-4880
    1.28-124
  • NewtownHawley Elementary School
    1.7 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 349 students29 Church Hill Rd
    NewtownCT 06470
    (203)426-7666
    1.7KG-4349

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