Bristol Central High School

  • Bristol Central High School serves 1,147 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 59% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Bristol Central High School's student population of 1,147 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,147 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bristol Central High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bristol Central High School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#463 out of 968 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
24%
24%
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Black
7%
13%
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White
65%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bristol Central High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.520.43
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Graduation Rate
86%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBristol School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bristol South Side Extended Resource Special Education School
    Grades: 1-4 | 4 students
    0.3 miles
    21 Tuttle Road
    Bristol, CT 06010
    (860)584-7812
    0.3 1-4 4
  • Bristol South Side Goal Special Education School
    Grades: 4-5 | 9 students
    0.3 miles
    21 Tuttle Road
    Bristol, CT 06010
    (860)584-7812
    0.3 4-5 9
  • Bristol South Side School
    Grades: PK-5 | 468 students
    0.4 miles
    21 Tuttle Rd.
    Bristol, CT 06010
    (860)584-7812
    0.4 PK-5 468
  • Bristol Community/vocational Program Special Education School
    Grades: 12 | 12 students
    0.9 miles
    129 Church St.
    Bristol, CT 06011
    (860)584-7088
    0.9 12 12
  • Bristol West Bristol School
    Grades: K-8 | 885 students
    2.1 miles
    500 Clark Avenue
    Bristol, CT 06010
    (860)584-7815
    2.1 K-8 885

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