James Hillhouse High School

130 reviews
  1. New Haven School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone
(203) 946-8484

James Hillhouse High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
940
74 responses
Average ACT
21
20 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
AP Enrollment
11%
AP Exam Pass Rate
17%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    11%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    83%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    6%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
40%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • Talent show because it's funny
    41%
  • Thanksgiving football game
    32%
  • Pep Rally
    23%
  • The talent show brings everyone together.
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
980
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,560
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,746/ year
National
$11,890
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses

Reviews

130 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    43
  • Average
    50
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    7
James Hill House is a wonderful school despite the surrounding areas. The teachers i can honestly say dont waste time when it comes to teaching if they have a good attitude. If your not paying attention then thats on you and you have to stay after we never spend to much time on one thing. I actually switched High Schools a couple of times. Amistad ,Creed, Hill House. Anyway what needs to change is everyones maturity level. As far as teachers and staff. I seen a teacher argue with a student and the language the staff was useing no wonder that student was ready to fight him. Not only that the security guards and a few teachers need to be re-evaluated. Some come off as perverted. Im being honest through out this whole thing and yes i just started but i pay attention to everything.
  • Junior
  • 2 days ago
I could honestly say I love Hillhouse, the school overall gives you a homey environment. Free space to be you're own person and not be judged for it. It's just that you have to have that boldness and courage to show it off. House has many resources and programs available to us students but I feel like most scholars aren't aware of that because the school doesn't advertise all of the programs as much as they should unfortunately.
  • Senior
  • 9 days ago
The teaching styles are understandable because they have their own teaching methods but they are also willing to change them a bit for you to understand more. They communicated very well with us because they let us know when we were slacking and what we could do to get back on track. Their consistency in grading was fair enough, your grade was depending on how much work and effort you put in and it wasn't just based off of whether you got the answers right or wrong
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago