James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, CT - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    980
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    127 3.3
  • Ranking

James Hillhouse High School is a public coed 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 127 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 127 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: the after school activities are okay but the sports are great!
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Teachers are great mentors and make it all worth it
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: ALL of the teachers I have had in my curriculum were amazing, especially my old english teacher Mr.Nelken although he is no longer there the other teachers were fantastic each having there own unique style and way of teaching incorporating present tense situations or experiences to connect with the old making everything so much more understanding and a pleasure to even hear
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school was unique because it was divided by grade and academies. I would not wanna attend this school all over again just because its divided and its too many cliques and drama but otherwise it was great academically
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: 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

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.00 Amistad Academy 1 mi. 937
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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

Gender

Gender
Female 45%
Male 54%

Student Diversity

James Hillhouse High School United States Connecticut 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% 12.4% 59.0% 50.0% 34.0% 75.0% 46.0%
Hispanic 21.0% 25.0% 21.1% 36.0% 24.0% 57.0% 21.0% 32.0%
White 2.0% 51.0% 59.0% 1.0% 22.0% 6.0% 1.0% 14.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 4.8% 0% 2.0% 0% 0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.3% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 16 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 25% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 38% The teachers who actually care about you
  • 24% I have met some really good teachers that do care
  • 17% The AP and honors programs
  • 17% The footbal and basketball team
  • 3% 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 15 responses

  • 93% This school is mainly known for sports, basketball
  • 7% Reputation of students, teachers and principles

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Interesting
  • 31% Unorganized
  • 25% 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 14 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.