James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, CT - Niche

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James Hillhouse High School is a public school in New Haven, Connecticut. It has 980 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 36% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 122 reviews written and they have been mixed.

480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-8484

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3.2 from 122 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers have different teaching strategies as in low and high. But most of the time I become a teachers friend since I ask a variation of questions to fully understand the subject to my capacity. Also most of the time they become our best friend since we can talk to them about home problems and during school.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: No one hardly feels threatened or bullies. The security guards are friendly and interact well with the students and the staff as well. It's always someone you can turn to when you're feeling down.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: If the funding was right it will be excellent.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I've always seen parents at almost every event the school has. Some parents were so involved they even end up getting jobs through the school.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: The teaches at Hillhouse are so genuine and true. There's not a person you can't go to in your time of need.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.00 Amistad Academy 1 mi. 937
3.33 Hill Regional Career High School 1 mi. 683
3.66 Cooperative High School 1 mi. 635
1.66 Eli Whitney Technical High School 1 mi. 542
Elm City College Preparatory School 2 mi. 624

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 45%
Male 54%

Student Diversity

James Hillhouse High School United States Amistad Academy Cooperative High School Eli Whitney Technical High School Elm City College Preparatory School Hill Regional Career High School
African American 74.0% 15.0% 59.0% 50.0% 34.0% 75.0% 46.0%
Hispanic 21.0% 25.0% 36.0% 24.0% 57.0% 21.0% 32.0%
White 2.0% 51.0% 1.0% 22.0% 6.0% 1.0% 14.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 2.0% 0% 0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.3%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 26.4%
Grade 12 18.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 29% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 39% The teachers who actually care about you
  • 22% I have met some really good teachers that do care
  • 17% The AP and honors programs
  • 17% The footbal and basketball team
  • 4% The building structure

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 43% Ignorant behavior from students
  • 29% Favoritism with some students
  • 24% Lunch
  • 5% Organization, stable rules.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 92% This school is mainly known for sports, basketball
  • 8% Reputation of students, teachers and principles

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 36% Unorganized
  • 36% Interesting
  • 29% Fun

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 69% Don't let the surrounding effect your experience.
  • 31% Be ready for an unorganized ride

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.