Cheshire High School

525 South Main St

Cheshire, CT 06410-3198

Tel: (203)250-2511
Grades: 9-12

1,549 students

Cheshire High School serves 1,549 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Cheshire High School operates within the Cheshire School District.
The school district's 96% graduation rate is higher than the CT state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1549 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 1,549 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 104 teachers
Students by Grade Cheshire High School Students 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 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Asian
8%
4%
Hispanic
2%
20%
Black
1%
13%
White
87%
61%
All Ethnic Groups Cheshire High School Sch Ethnicity Cheshire High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.39
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%
30%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,790 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 96% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Cheshire School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
4
Number of Students Managed 4,790 1,845
Graduation Rate 96% 88%
Cheshire   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $71 MM $29 MM
Cheshire   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $69 MM $28 MM
Cheshire   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,088 $15,687
Cheshire   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,689 $15,388
Cheshire   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • CheshireHumiston School
    Special Education School
    30 Spring St
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)250-2442
    Special Education School

    0.7 mi | 25 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • CheshireNorton School
    414 North Brooksvale Rd
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)272-7283
    1.1 mi | 480 students | Gr. 1-6                      
  • CheshireDoolittle School
    735 Cornwall Ave
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)272-3549
    1.2 mi | 537 students | Gr. 1-6                      
  • CheshireDodd Middle School
    100 Park Place
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)272-3249
    1.4 mi | 774 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • CheshireHighland School
    490 Highland Ave
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)272-0335
    1.5 mi | 795 students | Gr. 1-6                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 26, 2007 - 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
  • Recommended March 09, 2007 - 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

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Did You Know?
Cheshire, CT public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.31, which is lower than the Connecticut average of 0.4. The most diverse school in Cheshire is Manson Youth Institution High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Connecticut or national school diversity statistics.