Daniel Hand High School

286 Green Hill Rd.
Madison, CT 06443
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Daniel Hand High School serves 874 students in grades 9-12.
Daniel Hand High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 874 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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 874 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
874 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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School Rankings

Daniel Hand High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Daniel Hand High School is 0.27, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#37 out of 940 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
29%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
85%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Daniel Hand High School's ranking?
Daniel Hand High School is ranked #37 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Connecticut.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 86% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Daniel Hand High School?
The graduation rate of Daniel Hand High School is 99%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend Daniel Hand High School?
874 students attend Daniel Hand High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Daniel Hand High School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Daniel Hand High School?
Daniel Hand High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Daniel Hand High School offer ?
Daniel Hand High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Daniel Hand High School part of?
Daniel Hand High School is part of Madison School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 874 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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