525 South Main St.
Cheshire, CT 06410
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Cheshire High School serves 1,367 students in grades 9-12.
Cheshire High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Cheshire High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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School Overview

Cheshire High School's student population of 1,367 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,367 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
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School Rankings

Cheshire High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cheshire High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#158 out of 957 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
28%
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Black
3%
13%
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White
79%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.36
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   9/26/2007
The quality of the education in Cheshie is suppose to be exceptional. I have found it to be anything but. In particular the entire math department should be fired!They are just plain failing to teach math to their students. I have come across teachers and coaches who are just plain rude to the point that I would like to go to the admmistration regarding their behavior (anti-bullying policies should apply to teachers and staff as well as students!). Band is big in Cheshire. Both Jazz and Marching are supposedly excellent. There are a variety of sports to choose from, but it is really a matter of who you know and not how good you are in a few (but not all) sports. There are also numerous clubs to join, many are very good. Although the facade of the building is OK the inside is not up to standards of other schools that are in the same income bracket as Cheshire. Parents are involved (or overly involved, especially in sports!) I wish I had the money to send my children to private school, as I'm not impressed with the hype!!!
- Posted by Parent - bouts
2   3/9/2007
While the level of academic programs is high, along with availability of extra curricular activities, there has been a lack of attention to bullying and harrasment in this school system. By experience the faculty seems to be attentive to listening to an upset parent, but nieve to how inappropriate these kids actions have been. I was raised in this town adn it was the same when I grew up and now as a parent, even though my taxes go to Cheshire Schools, choose not to have my children attend them.
- Posted by Parent - lbjad

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.36

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