Shelton High School

  • Shelton High School serves 1,481 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 51% (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 77% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Shelton High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

  • Shelton High School's student population of 1,481 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,481 students
This chart display total students of Shelton High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Shelton High School
Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Shelton High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Shelton High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Shelton High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shelton High School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#292 out of 968 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Shelton 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Shelton 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Shelton High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Shelton High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
24%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Shelton High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
4%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Shelton High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
77%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Shelton High School and the percentage of White public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shelton High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.390.42
This chart display the diversity score of Shelton High School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Shelton High School and public school graduation rate of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Shelton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Shelton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSHELTON SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

2  
Availability of art, and other extracurricular activities. only if you like chains.
- Posted by

Review Shelton High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn how various states regulate maximum class sizes.
Being a parent is never easy, but some children are more challenging than others. If you're concerned that your child's behavioral issues might be more than just temporary, consider whether an alternative school might be the next move.
All students deserve to have an equal chance at academic success but not every student learns in the same way. Alternative schools provide students with unique challenges or abilities an opportunity to succeed in a different educational setting. Keep reading to learn more about alternative schools and their impact on college admissions.