James Hillhouse High School

480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
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James Hillhouse High School serves 1,171 students in grades 9-12.
James Hillhouse High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,171 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

James Hillhouse High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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School Overview

James Hillhouse High School's student population of 1,171 students has grown by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,171 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
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School Rankings

James Hillhouse High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 James Hillhouse High School is 0.58, 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
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State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#904 out of 940 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
41%
29%
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Black
51%
13%
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White
4%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Graduation Rate
65%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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 James Hillhouse High School's ranking?
James Hillhouse High School is ranked #904 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of James Hillhouse High School?
The graduation rate of James Hillhouse High School is 65%, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend James Hillhouse High School?
1,171 students attend James Hillhouse High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of James Hillhouse High School students are Black, 41% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James Hillhouse High School?
James Hillhouse High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does James Hillhouse High School offer ?
James Hillhouse High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is James Hillhouse High School part of?
James Hillhouse High School is part of New Haven School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,171 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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