Joel Barlow High School

  • Joel Barlow High School serves 893 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Joel Barlow High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher 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 46%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Joel Barlow High School's student population of 893 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students893 students
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Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joel Barlow High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 956 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joel Barlow High School is 0.27, 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 (16-17)#72 out of 956 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
25%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
85%
54%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score0.270.64
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Graduation Rate
97%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Joel Barlow High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRegional School District 09 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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