James Hillhouse High School

James Hillhouse High School serves 927 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

James Hillhouse High School's student population of 927 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students927 students
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Total Classroom Teachers93 teachers
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School Comparison

James Hillhouse High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of James Hillhouse High School is 0.53, 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
#927 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
32%
25%
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Black
61%
13%
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White
6%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.530.64
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Graduation Rate
68%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Haven School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James Hillhouse High School is Hill Regional Career High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Wexler/grant Community School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Haven Wexler/grant Community School Math: 5% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 425 students
    0.4 miles
    55 Foote St.
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (475) 220-5600
    0.4 PK-8 425
  • New Haven Augusta Lewis Troup School Math: 7% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 471 students
    0.6 miles
    259 Edgewood Ave.
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (475) 220-3000
    0.6 PK-8 471
  • New Haven Beecher School Magnet School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 495 students
    0.8 miles
    100 Jewel Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (475) 220-3800
    0.8 PK-8 495
  • New Haven King/robinson Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 528 students
    0.8 miles
    150 Fournier St.
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (475) 220-2700
    0.8 PK-8 528
  • New Haven Lincoln-bassett School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 376 students
    0.8 miles
    130 Bassett St.
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (475) 220-8500
    0.8 PK-6 376

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