Daniel Hand High School

286 Green Hill Rd.
Madison, CT 06443
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Daniel Hand High School serves 1,128 students in grades 9-12.
Daniel Hand High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 87% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Daniel Hand High School's student population of 1,128 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,128 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Rankings

Daniel Hand High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Daniel Hand High School is 0.24, 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
#73 out of 957 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
25%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
87%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.240.64
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Daniel Hand High School is Guilford High School (4.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is J. Milton Jeffrey Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Madison Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 433 students
    0.1 miles
    302 Green Hill Rd.
    Madison, CT 06443
    (203) 245-6480
    0.1 7-8 433
  • Madison J. Milton Jeffrey Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-4 | 355 students
    0.3 miles
    331 Copse Rd.
    Madison, CT 06443
    (203) 245-6460
    0.3 K-4 355
  • Madison Island Avenue Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-4 | 263 students
    1.7 miles
    20 Island Ave.
    Madison, CT 06443
    (203) 245-6450
    1.7 K-4 263
  • Guilford Calvin Leete School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-4 | 264 students
    2.6 miles
    280 South Union St.
    Guilford, CT 06437
    (203) 453-2726
    2.6 K-4 264
  • Madison Dr. Robert H. Brown Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 393 students
    3.0 miles
    980 Durham Rd.
    Madison, CT 06443
    (203) 245-6400
    3 5-6 393

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