Branford High School

185 East Main St.
Branford, CT 06405
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Branford High School serves 852 students in grades 9-12.
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Branford High School's student population of 852 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students852 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

Branford High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Branford High School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#495 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
10%
25%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
76%
54%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.410.64
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBranford School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Branford High School is East Haven High School (3.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Francis Walsh Intermediate School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary R. Tisko School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Branford Mary R. Tisko School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 386 students
    0.8 miles
    118 Damascus Rd.
    Branford, CT 06405
    (203) 483-1826
    0.8 PK-4 386
  • Branford John B. Sliney School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 303 students
    1.0 miles
    23 Eades St.
    Branford, CT 06405
    (203) 481-5386
    1 PK-4 303
  • Branford Mary T. Murphy School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 388 students
    1.0 miles
    14 Brushy Plain Rd.
    Branford, CT 06405
    (203) 483-1832
    1 PK-4 388
  • Branford Francis Walsh Intermediate School Math: 51% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 889 students
    1.1 miles
    185 Damascus Rd.
    Branford, CT 06405
    (203) 488-8317
    1.1 5-8 889
  • North Branford Jerome Harrison School
    Grades: PK-2 | 380 students
    2.8 miles
    335 Foxon Rd.
    North Branford, CT 06471
    (203) 484-1235
    2.8 PK-2 380

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