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Wilbur Cross High School is a public school in New Haven, CT. It has 1,284 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 108 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Food: I for one do not like the school lunch, if I had to pick between school lunch and not eating until I got home, not eating would definitely be my first choice, but they're many healthy food options, including the salad bar. But luckily we do have a school store that sells healthy snacks but it can be expensive once the week is done and all of the money you spent adds up so at times I go all day without eating. I will say the breakfast is not as bad but if I don't get to school before a certain time the okay breakfast may not be available due to how many students are attending, but at times the everyday same breakfast will get unappealing.

High School Senior

On Teachers: There are some teachers that are great at what they do, but then there's the teachers are just terrible, not understanding, unorganized, and just not a good teacher at all, but I do believe that most teachers are good teachers. Everyone has there own styles of teaching, some use humor to get us students engaged, while others may use life examples it all depends on who the teacher is. I would say that most teachers are interested in there students, they get to know there students to see what type of person they actually are which I like. Most of my teachers was on a good level when it came to communication especially when it came to tests/quizzes, and important end of the year assignments, and when it came to grading most of the time they were consistent.

High School Senior

On Sports & Fitness: At Wilbur Cross we are very supportive when it comes to our sports especially when it comes to basketball. Every game during the season is very packed. I would say our football, volleyball, and track team also gets a lot of attention when it comes to support and school spirit.

High School Senior

On Administration & Policies: There isn't much bullying at my school which is a good thing. But I believe overall school attendance for the entire school could be better, a lot of times students fail due to there lack of attendance. The dress code is fair in my opinion, there aren't too many rules, and they're not hard to follow at all, all the school basically asks is for you not to come to school in revealing clothing, no revealing of undergarments, no pajamas, no clothing with explicit logo's or pictures,or words on them, and no head ware should be worn once you enter the building. I believe these rules aren't hard to follow, they're very reasonable.

High School Senior

On Extracurriculars: We have many after school activities, ranging from track,volleyball,basketball,etc. to football,lacrosse,tennis,etc. All of our teams are great at what they do.


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Wilbur Cross High School is a public school in New Haven, CT. It has 1,284 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 108 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate


Test Performance

Wilbur Cross High School performed better than 9% of other schools on Connecticut math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results


Based on 44 students surveyed
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🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 64% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 18% No

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Overcrowded
  • 20% Feels like high school
  • 20% Some of the rules created. Treated like babies.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Be yourself
  • 20% Seek the most information needed before the start

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Teachers want to see students achieve

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 100% Student body is very diverse

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity


Racial Diversity

African American
Native American
Pacific Islander