Essex High School

2 Educational Drive
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Essex High School serves 1,206 students in grades 9-12.
Essex High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Vermont for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Vermont state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Vermont state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the Vermont state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Vermont state average of 12% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,206 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 20% in VT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Essex High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Vermont for:

School Overview

Essex High School's student population of 1,206 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 108 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,206 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
108 teachers
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School Rankings

Essex High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 281 schools in Vermont (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Essex High School is 0.35, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VT)
Overall Testing Rank
#74 out of 281 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
33%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
3%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
80%
88%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Graduation Rate
87%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Essex High School's ranking?
Essex High School is ranked #74 out of 281 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Vermont.
What schools are Essex High School often compared to?
Essex High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like South Burlington High School, Champlain Valley Union High School, Burlington Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% VT state average), while 66% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% VT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Essex High School?
The graduation rate of Essex High School is 87%, which is higher than the Vermont state average of 83%.
How many students attend Essex High School?
1,206 students attend Essex High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Essex High School students are White, 7% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Essex High School?
Essex High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the Vermont state average of 11:1.
What grades does Essex High School offer ?
Essex High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Essex High School part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,206 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VT Dept. of Education

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