Wilby High School

568 Bucks Hill Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Wilby High School serves 1,072 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Wilby 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Wilby High School's student population of 1,072 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,072 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

Wilby High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Wilby High School is 0.59, 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 Testing Rank
#943 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
3%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
56%
25%
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Black
29%
13%
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White
12%
54%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.590.64
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Graduation Rate
71%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterbury School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wilby High School is W. F. Kaynor Technical High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is North End Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waterbury North End Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 898 students
    0.2 miles
    534 Bucks Hill Rd.
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203) 574-8097
    0.2 6-8 898
  • Waterbury Bucks Hill School
    Grades: K-5 | 408 students
    0.4 miles
    330 Bucks Hill Rd.
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203) 574-8182
    0.4 K-5 408
  • Waterbury Regan School
    Grades: K-5 | 273 students
    0.9 miles
    2780 North Main St.
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203) 574-8187
    0.9 K-5 273
  • Wolcott Wakelee School
    Grades: K-5 | 373 students
    1.1 miles
    12 Hempel Dr.
    Wolcott, CT 06716
    (203) 879-8154
    1.1 K-5 373
  • Waterbury Sprague School
    Grades: PK-5 | 522 students
    1.7 miles
    1443 Thomaston Ave.
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203) 574-8189
    1.7 PK-5 522

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