Manchester High School

Manchester High School serves 1,779 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Manchester High School operates within the Manchester School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the CT state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1779 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 158 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,779 students
Manchester High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 158 teachers
Manchester High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Manchester High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more 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 11:1 13:1
Manchester High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
Manchester High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
20%
20%
Manchester High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
21%
13%
Manchester High School Black (1988-2012)
White
49%
61%
Manchester High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.68 0.39
Manchester High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
40%
30%
Manchester High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
11%
5%
Manchester High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,404 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Manchester School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
4
Number of Students Managed 7,404 1,845
Manchester   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 88%
Manchester   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $120 MM $29 MM
Manchester   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $117 MM $28 MM
Manchester   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $17,488 $15,687
Manchester   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,996 $15,388
Manchester   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Manchester Transition Center (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Illing Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Manchester Preschool Center (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Manchester Illing Middle School
    227 East Middle Turnpike
    Manchester , CT 06040
    (860)647-3400
    0.4  mi  |  836  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Manchester Manchester Preschool Center
    70 Washington St
    Manchester , CT 06040
    (860)647-3501
    0.5  mi  |  194  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Manchester Bowers School
    141 Princeton St
    Manchester , CT 06040
    (860)647-3313
    0.6  mi  |  401  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Manchester Nathan Hale School
    160 Spruce St
    Manchester , CT 06040
    (860)647-3346
    0.7  mi  |  287  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Manchester Robertson School
    65 North School St
    Manchester , CT 06040
    (860)647-3372
    1  mi  |  375  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

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Did You Know?
Manchester, 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 0.45, which is higher than the Connecticut average of 0.4. The most diverse school in Manchester is Robertson School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Connecticut or national school diversity statistics.