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 1,348 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 172 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 172 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: At Cross it's very easy to find something you're interested in and a place you fit. It's a very large and diverse school with numerous student activities to get involved in. Our teachers are great. They really care about making sure the students are getting the most out of the high school experience.
    • 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

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 James Hillhouse High School 2 mi. 987
3.00 Amistad Academy 2 mi. 904
3.00 Hill Regional Career High School 2 mi. 697
3.33 North Haven High School 4 mi. 1,187
2.66 East Haven High School 4 mi. 923

Around Wilbur Cross High School

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


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Wilbur Cross High School United States Amistad Academy East Haven High School Hill Regional Career High School James Hillhouse High School North Haven High School
Hispanic 50.0% 25.0% 34.0% 17.0% 31.0% 20.0% 7.0%
African American 35.0% 15.0% 62.0% 2.0% 44.0% 75.0% 6.0%
White 12.0% 51.0% 1.0% 76.0% 16.0% 2.0% 77.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 0% 2.0% 7.0% 0% 6.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 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 19 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 16% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 50% Teachers want to see students achieve
  • 27% ThePrincipal is boosting the school to new heights
  • 14% Honors and AP courses available
  • 9% It is a family

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 71% Overcrowded
  • 18% Some of the rules created. Treated like babies.
  • 12% Feels like high school

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 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 16 responses

  • 62% Busy
  • 38% Motivated

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 81% Be yourself
  • 19% Seek the most information needed before the start

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 7% I hate everything about this school.