12 Berkshire Rd.
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Newtown High School serves 1,439 students in grades 9-12.
Newtown 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 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 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 50% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Newtown High School's student population of 1,439 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
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School Rankings

Newtown High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Newtown High School is 0.27, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#110 out of 957 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
28%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
85%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Graduation Rate
98%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 10% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.27

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