Branford High School

Tel: (203)488-7291
  • Branford High School serves 914 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Branford High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Branford High School operates within the Branford School District.
  • Branford School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the Connecticut state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Branford High School's student population of 914 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students914 students
Gender %Branford High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Students by GradeBranford High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Branford High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 968 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Branford High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
Asian
8%
5%
Hispanic
9%
23%
Black
2%
13%
White
79%
56%
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsBranford High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.360.42
Graduation Rate
95%
88%
Branford High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
33%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Branford High School is Branford School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 195 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Branford School District's student population of 3,045 students has decreased by 6% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $17,722 in this district is less than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $17,187 is less than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    School District NameBranford School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    7
    4
    Number of Students Managed3,0451,534
    Branford School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    50%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    64%
    58%
    District Graduation Rate
    94%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$58 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$56 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$17,722$20,313
    District Spending / Student$17,187$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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