Orville H. Platt High School

  • Orville H. Platt High School serves 915 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Orville H. Platt 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

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School Overview

  • Orville H. Platt High School's student population of 915 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students915 students
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Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Orville H. Platt High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Orville H. Platt High School is 0.61, 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)#805 out of 956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
55%
25%
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Black
14%
13%
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White
27%
54%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Orville H. Platt High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.610.64
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Graduation Rate
83%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeriden School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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