Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, CT - Niche

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Wilbur Cross High School is a public school in New Haven, Connecticut. It has 1,421 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 42% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 203 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

181 Mitchell Dr
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-8728

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 203 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I wish there were more options
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I wouldn't because I really would just like to go to college already
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: All my teachers have great communication skills, although taking about teaching skills only a few of them are pretty good at well teaching
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school was venturesome, it was pretty fun.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers do their job as they are suppose to. They usually tell us when they are available after class, when papers are due and tests.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 James Hillhouse High School 2 mi. 980
3.00 Amistad Academy 2 mi. 937
3.00 Hamden High School 3 mi. 1,811
3.33 North Haven High School 4 mi. 1,123
2.66 East Haven High School 4 mi. 909

Around Wilbur Cross High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Wilbur Cross High School United States Amistad Academy East Haven High School Hamden High School James Hillhouse High School North Haven High School
Hispanic 50.0% 25.0% 36.0% 17.0% 16.0% 21.0% 5.0%
African American 35.0% 15.0% 59.0% 2.0% 34.0% 74.0% 6.0%
White 11.0% 51.0% 1.0% 76.0% 40.0% 2.0% 78.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 2.0% 6.0% 0% 6.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 0% 2.0%


Grade 9 31.9%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 24.8%
Grade 12 16.7%

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 30 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 34% Teachers want to see students achieve
  • 27% Honors and AP courses available
  • 27% ThePrincipal is boosting the school to new heights
  • 12% It is a family

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 67% Overcrowded
  • 22% Some of the rules created. Treated like babies.
  • 11% Feels like high school

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 83% Student body is very diverse
  • 12% School spirit is big!
  • 4% We all know our graduating classmate names.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 46% Busy
  • 29% Motivated
  • 21% Diverse
  • 4% Unmotivated

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 78% Be yourself
  • 17% Seek the most information needed before the start
  • 6% Be yourself and do not procrastinate.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.