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 1,284 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 174 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 174 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Being in the band is amazing at cross. We are like a family. You grow together. You are welcomed into the band with open arms.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I think that my school is a moderately safe school. Good health programs and nurses.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Food: The food is okay. I love the salad bar with the fresh fruit.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The policies are becoming more strict. Skipping now you can just get 1 day of out of school suspension. Fighting you get 8 days. So I feel like with the new principal, the rules and policies are being enforced
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: At Cross sports are everything! Win or loose, we always support any sport that showed effort and team work.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Amistad Academy 1 mi. 812
2.00 James Hillhouse High School 2 mi. 963
3.00 Hill Regional Career High School 2 mi. 669
2.33 Joseph Melillo Middle School 3 mi. 679
3.00 Hamden Middle School 4 mi. 901

Around Wilbur Cross High School

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

Student Diversity

Wilbur Cross High School United States Amistad Academy Hamden Middle School Hill Regional Career High School James Hillhouse High School Joseph Melillo Middle School
Hispanic 48.0% 24.5% 33.0% 15.0% 29.0% 20.0% 17.0%
African American 36.0% 15.2% 62.0% 34.0% 43.0% 76.0% 2.0%
White 12.0% 51.6% 1.0% 41.0% 19.0% 2.0% 75.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 0% 6.0% 7.0% 0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.4%
Grade 10 21.0%
Grade 11 28.5%
Grade 12 24.1%

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 18 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 56% Teachers want to see students achieve
  • 28% ThePrincipal is boosting the school to new heights
  • 11% Honors and AP courses available
  • 6% It is a family

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 69% Overcrowded
  • 19% Some of the rules created. Treated like babies.
  • 12% Feels like high school

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 16 responses

  • 88% Student body is very diverse
  • 6% We all know our graduating classmate names.
  • 6% School spirit is big!

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% Busy
  • 40% Motivated

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 80% Be yourself
  • 20% Seek the most information needed before the start

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 7% I hate everything about this school.