Newtown High School

12 Berkshire Rd.
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Newtown High School serves 1,396 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 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% 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: 1,396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 10% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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 1,396 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
111 teachers
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School Rankings

Newtown High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Newtown High School is 0.30, 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
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#116 out of 940 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
10%
29%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
83%
49%
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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
0.30
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Graduation Rate
98%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 Newtown High School's ranking?
Newtown High School is ranked #116 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Newtown High School often compared to?
Newtown High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brookfield High School, Ridgefield High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Newtown High School?
The graduation rate of Newtown High School is 98%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend Newtown High School?
1,396 students attend Newtown High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Newtown High School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Newtown High School?
Newtown High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Newtown High School offer ?
Newtown High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Newtown High School part of?
Newtown High School is part of Newtown School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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