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James Hillhouse High School is a public school in New Haven, Connecticut. It has 963 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 114 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 114 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Hillhouse is a terrible school especially for scholars. however, like anything in life it's all what you make of it and take from it. Some teachers & students are really great & they make the school so much better. But others are useless including administrators & deans!
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Food: The food is not even eatable. And the salad bar be old and frozen!
    • High School Senior
    • 1
    Administration & Policies: Administration at Hillhouse sucks!! All of them are so useless, they don't really care about those inner city kids. At the end of the day they get into their nice cars & go back to their nice neighborhoods. None of them care!
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Although sports consist of the most important activities in Hillhouse, still all of them are terrible. The teams itself are good, great coaches. But like most things in the schoolC sports teams lack funding and because we have nooney no one ever comes to the game because the location is always in terrible condition.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers are beginning to come fed up with the school and at times it reflects in the students learning. There aren't really any resources in Hillhouse so teachers struggle to teach!

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Hill Regional Career High School 1 mi. 669
3.00 Cooperative High School 1 mi. 624
1.66 Eli Whitney Technical High School 2 mi. 539
2.66 Wilbur Cross High School 2 mi. 1,284
3.00 Amistad Academy 2 mi. 812

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

Student Diversity

James Hillhouse High School United States Amistad Academy Cooperative High School Eli Whitney Technical High School Hill Regional Career High School Wilbur Cross High School
African American 76.0% 15.2% 62.0% 49.0% 34.0% 43.0% 36.0%
Hispanic 20.0% 24.5% 33.0% 22.0% 57.0% 29.0% 48.0%
White 2.0% 51.6% 1.0% 25.0% 5.0% 19.0% 12.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 0% 2.0% 0% 7.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 32.8%
Grade 10 29.2%
Grade 11 19.3%
Grade 12 18.7%

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 11 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 27% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 50% The teachers who actually care about you
  • 17% I have met some really good teachers that do care
  • 17% The footbal and basketball team
  • 8% The AP and honors programs
  • 8% The building structure

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Ignorant behavior from students
  • 31% Favoritism with some students
  • 19% Lunch

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 100% This school is mainly known for sports, basketball

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 36% Unorganized
  • 36% Interesting
  • 27% Fun

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 73% Don't let the surrounding effect your experience.
  • 27% Be ready for an unorganized ride

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 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.