Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, CT - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,421
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    207 3.6
  • Ranking

Wilbur Cross High School is a public coed 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 207 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 207 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Our school is very safe and there are enough teachers and other staff members for every student to feel protected and supported. There are medal detectors for both boys and girls and our security guards are always very aware and alert to everything going on in the school. We have many speakers that educate us about health risks and bullying to prevent such. We also have a health clinic and school nurse to promote the health of every student.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are various clubs and organizations for all students to choose from. There are support clubs like best buddies and true colors for students feeling lost in such a big community, there are trade clubs like culinary teams, photography clubs, and hospitality programs like KHAIR. There are also clubs to express yourself like debate team, school newspaper and student magazine.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 4
    Teachers: All of the teachers are very well educated and incorporate their own personal style into their teachings. They mix real-world relatable examples into every aspect of their teachings. The teachers are very fair without being biased and they care deeply about the education and well being of each and every student.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I wish there were more options

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Wilbur Cross High School United States Connecticut Amistad Academy East Haven High School Hamden High School James Hillhouse High School North Haven High School
Hispanic 50.0% 25.0% 21.1% 36.0% 17.0% 16.0% 21.0% 5.0%
African American 35.0% 15.0% 12.4% 59.0% 2.0% 34.0% 74.0% 6.0%
White 11.0% 51.0% 59.0% 1.0% 76.0% 40.0% 2.0% 78.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 4.8% 0% 2.0% 6.0% 0% 6.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.3% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 0% 2.0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 31 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 16% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 33% Teachers want to see students achieve
  • 27% Honors and AP courses available
  • 27% ThePrincipal is boosting the school to new heights
  • 13% 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 25 responses

  • 84% 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 25 responses

  • 44% Busy
  • 28% Motivated
  • 24% 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 27 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.