Mark T. Sheehan High School

142 Hope Hill Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 50%
Serving 746 students in grades 9-12, Mark T. Sheehan High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Connecticut state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 746 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : 95% (Top 50% in CT)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 50%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mark T. Sheehan High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Mark T. Sheehan High School's student population of 746 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
746 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Mark T. Sheehan High School ranks within the top 50% of all 942 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mark T. Sheehan High School is 0.48, 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.
This School
State Level (CT)
#397 out of 942 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Mark T. Sheehan High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mark T. Sheehan High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-64%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mark T. Sheehan High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65-69%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Mark T. Sheehan High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
20%
29%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
69%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.48
This chart display the diversity score of Mark T. Sheehan High School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Mark T. Sheehan High School and public school graduation rate of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mark T. Sheehan High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mark T. Sheehan High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mark T. Sheehan High School's ranking?
Mark T. Sheehan High School is ranked #397 out of 942 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Mark T. Sheehan High School often compared to?
Mark T. Sheehan High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lyman Hall High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CT state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mark T. Sheehan High School?
The graduation rate of Mark T. Sheehan High School is 95%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 89%.
How many students attend Mark T. Sheehan High School?
746 students attend Mark T. Sheehan High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Mark T. Sheehan High School students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mark T. Sheehan High School?
Mark T. Sheehan High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Mark T. Sheehan High School offer ?
Mark T. Sheehan High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Mark T. Sheehan High School part of?
Mark T. Sheehan High School is part of Wallingford School District.

School Reviews

5   7/10/2008
very good teachersa nd art/music programs. Good for fostering student growth and community. Lots of sports and activities.clubs for everyone!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - hgbai

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 746 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : 95% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 50%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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