Glastonbury High School

  • Glastonbury High School serves 1,997 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (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.
  • Glastonbury High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, 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 25% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Glastonbury High School's student population of 1,997 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 150 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,997 students
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Total Classroom Teachers150 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Glastonbury High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Glastonbury High School is 0.42, 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#152 out of 951 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
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
9%
25%
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Black
3%
13%
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White
75%
54%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.420.64
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Graduation Rate≥99%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGlastonbury 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
  • Glastonbury Buttonball Lane School
    Grades: K-5 | 447 students
    1.0 miles
    376 Buttonball Ln.
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (860)652-7276
    1.0 K-5 447
  • Glastonbury Smith Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 981 students
    1.5 miles
    216 Addison Rd.
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (860)652-7040
    1.5 7-8 981
  • Glastonbury Naubuc School
    Grades: K-5 | 361 students
    1.7 miles
    82 Griswold St.
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (860)652-7918
    1.7 K-5 361
  • Glastonbury Hebron Avenue School
    Grades: K-5 | 371 students
    1.8 miles
    1363 Hebron Avenue
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (860)652-7875
    1.8 K-5 371
  • East Hartford Dr. Thomas S. O'connell School
    Grades: K-5 | 537 students
    2.2 miles
    301 May Rd.
    East Hartford, CT 06118
    (860)622-5460
    2.2 K-5 537

School Reviews

5  
Glastonbury High School has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. What once used to be an overcrowded construction zone, is now one of the most advanced public schools in Hartford county. The school now has a brand new science center and has completed a full renovation of the entire building. A new artificial turf field and track have been added and sports facilities have been upgraded across the board. Glastonbury sends 75% of its students to 4 year colleges and generally has a very competitive academic system. The median gpa in this school is a 3.5 so expect to work hard to gain any degree of class rank. Music theory and band, jazz band, just about everything is available. A brand new music lab has also been constructed with new keyboards and mixing equipment. The soccer program here is top notch as are several other sports. Nearly half the student body participates in sports and it really does show (there's not many obese people here). There is a new robotics club, there's key club, fbla, gay straight alliance, india club, asian club, international music club, debate team, math club, computer club, just about any club you can name. Due to its a giant student body, there's nothing thats not available to ghs students. Honestly though, the great thing about ghs is the facilities. The new science wing has classrooms with 6 lcd monitors with wireless keyboards and individual lab stations (8-10)per room. Each classroom within the school has an lcd projector and screen for teacher and student presentation use. The school also has a state of the art tv studio for students to produce material with. This school is completely airconditioned and temperature regulated now, so no more cold winters and hot summers, just a constant room temperature. The town of glastonbury invests about 66% or 2 thirds of its revenue into the education system, and it really does show. Teachers are excellent, the history dept in particular has an amazing mix of teachers. The only downside to having such a large school is the sometimes impersonal nature of the school. Its not one of those schools where everybody knows everyone. But I have to hand it to the administration for making students feel like they're in a smaller school by providing a plethora of counseling options and teacher interaction. GHS's programs are extremely respected by colleges, we send more kids to Ivy's than the majority of surround prep schools. Again, a student has to be talented to make it big here. This isn't exactly a place where a student can grow athletically, since everyone is so competitive. But if you plan on having your child make it to a good college, ghs is an excellent option.
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