Cheshire High School

  • Cheshire High School serves 1,401 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cheshire High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Cheshire High School's student population of 1,401 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,401 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cheshire High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cheshire High School is 0.29, 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 School Rank#221 out of 951 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
10%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
25%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
84%
54%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cheshire High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.290.64
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Graduation Rate
98%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cheshire High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCheshire School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cheshire Norton School
    Grades: K-6 | 400 students
    1.1 miles
    414 North Brooksvale Rd.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)272-7283
    1.1 K-6 400
  • Cheshire Doolittle School
    Grades: 1-6 | 456 students
    1.2 miles
    735 Cornwall Ave.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)272-3549
    1.2 1-6 456
  • Cheshire Dodd Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 783 students
    1.4 miles
    100 Park Place
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)272-3249
    1.4 7-8 783
  • Cheshire Highland School
    Grades: K-6 | 721 students
    1.5 miles
    490 Highland Ave.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)272-0335
    1.5 K-6 721
  • Cheshire Chapman School
    Grades: K-6 | 313 students
    2.1 miles
    38 Country Club Rd.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)272-3591
    2.1 K-6 313

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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!!!
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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.
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