Wilbur Cross High School

223 reviews
  1. New Haven School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. Outcomes
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
181 Mitchell Dr
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone
(203) 946-8728
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
64%
Average SAT
1000
Average ACT
24

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
AP Enrollment
21%
AP Exam Pass Rate
37%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
16%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    13%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    22%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    52%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    13%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
  • Pep rally, football games, track meets
    31%
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Volleyball games,basketball games
    18%
  • Spirit week
    11%
  • Cross Drama's Spring Play
    7%
  • Report Card Night
    7%
  • Band Performance
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,421
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
25%
Female Athletes
21%
Expenses Per Student
$23,260/ year
National
$11,927
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses

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Reviews

223 reviews
  • Excellent
    44
  • Very Good
    63
  • Average
    86
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    3
WIlbur Cross high school is the under-dog. With the most AP classes, and the highest rate of students not being able to read at a high school level its a hard balance. You can meet students that transferred from the most prestige private schools, and a student who family's just came to the U.S.A as refugees. You can meet student who break down the most complex forms of shake spear and hamlet, and students who can not speak a word of English but has 3 other languages in their pockets. Wilbur Cross is a meeting ground to so many different people and even with being the underdog, Wilbur Cross always finds that balance.
  • Senior
  • 18 days ago
Although the parents and teachers are very involved in school events, they are very student oriented. During every event, the students are completely involved and work together to make the greatest experiences. There are dances, fundraisers, plays and even sporting events that the students take charge of by bringing everyone together with school spirit.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
I wouldn't because I really would just like to go to college already
  • High School Junior
  • 5 months ago