Wilbur Cross High School

212 reviews
  1. New Haven School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
181 Mitchell Dr
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone
(203) 946-8728

Wilbur Cross High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
1000
97 responses
Average ACT
25
7 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
AP Enrollment
10%
AP Exam Pass Rate
51%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    14%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    31%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    45%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
  • Pep rally, football games, track meets
    31%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Volleyball games,basketball games
    17%
  • Spirit week
    12%
  • Cross Drama's Spring Play
    10%
  • Report Card Night
    5%
  • Band Performance
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,421
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,560
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,746/ year
National
$11,890
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses

Reviews

212 reviews
  • Excellent
    45
  • Very Good
    64
  • Average
    86
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    3
I stayed at Wilbur Cross High school for the 4 years of my high school career.It was a great experience, every year was something great In Wilbur cross, there's so many sports to play in, which is either spring or fall sports, everyone and anyone can join and be competitive and passionate about the sport they play in. Although they have many sport programs, there's many other activates to do, such as music programs, Dance programs, art programs, acting, drama, etc, many clubs for different people. Our school has a college and career center where our guidance counselors help us out with college applications, our college essays, help us out with FAFSA and much more. Our school has the most honors, and AP classes in our city, a lot of classes from physics, to web design, to computer science, to auto shops, culinary etc . " Cross Pride".
  • Senior
  • 22 days ago
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
  • 3 months ago
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
  • 6 months ago