West Haven High School

1 Mcdonough Plaza,

West Haven, CT, 06516-5299

Tel: (203)932-4360
Grades: 9-12

1,516 students

West Haven High School serves 1,516 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
West Haven High School operates within the West Haven School District.
The school district's 61% graduation rate is lower than the CT state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1516 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 121 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,516 students
West Haven High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 121 teachers
West Haven High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Haven High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.77. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 13:1
West Haven High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
4%
West Haven High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
27%
20%
West Haven High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
23%
13%
West Haven High School Black (1988-2012)
White
43%
61%
West Haven High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Haven High School Sch Ethnicity West Haven 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.
0.69 0.77
West Haven 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.
34%
30%
West Haven 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.
7%
5%
West Haven High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,061 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name West Haven School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 6,061 1,746
West Haven   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 61% 88%
West Haven   School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $102 MM n/a
West Haven   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $98 MM n/a
West Haven   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,361 $0
West Haven   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,750 $0
West Haven   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 Sound School (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Harry M. Bailey Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edith E. Mackrille School (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West Haven Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Edith E. Mackrille School
    806 Jones Hill Rd At Chase
    West Haven , CT , 06516
    (203)931-6820
    0.5  mi  |  396  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • West Haven Washington School
    369 Washington Ave
    West Haven , CT , 06516
    (203)931-6880
    0.8  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • West Haven Savin Rock Community School
    50 Park St
    West Haven , CT , 06516
    (203)931-6850
    0.9  mi  |  510  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • West Haven Harry M. Bailey Middle School
    106 Morgan Ln
    West Haven , CT , 06516
    (203)937-4380
    1.1  mi  |  948  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • West Haven Seth G. Haley School
    148 South St
    West Haven , CT , 06516
    (203)931-6810
    1.7  mi  |  472  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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Did You Know?
New Haven County, 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 0.62, which is lower than the Connecticut average of 0.77. The most diverse school district in New Haven County is Amistad Academy District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Connecticut or national school diversity statistics.