Waterford High School

20 Rope Ferry Rd.
Waterford, CT 06385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 748 students in grades 9-12, Waterford 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 higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% 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: 748 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : 95% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Waterford High School's student population of 748 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
748 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
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School Rankings

Waterford High School ranks within the top 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Waterford High School is 0.45, 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)
#321 out of 940 schools
(Top 50%)
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40-44%
39%
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65-69%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waterford 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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
13%
29%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
73%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
0.45
This chart display the diversity score of Waterford High School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Waterford High School and public school graduation rate of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waterford High School's ranking?
Waterford High School is ranked #321 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Waterford High School often compared to?
Waterford High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like New London 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 39% CT state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Waterford High School?
The graduation rate of Waterford High School is 95%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend Waterford High School?
748 students attend Waterford High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Waterford High School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waterford High School?
Waterford High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Waterford High School offer ?
Waterford High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Waterford High School part of?
Waterford High School is part of Waterford School District.
In what neighborhood is Waterford High School located?
Waterford High School is located in the Central Waterford neighborhood of Waterford, CT. There are 2 other public schools located in Central Waterford.

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All District - Last Day of School
June 14, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 748 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : 95% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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