A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
510 West Avon Road
Avon, CT 06001
Telephone
(860) 673-2551
Website

Avon High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1250
199 responses
Average ACT
31
58 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Championship sporting events; seasonal concerts
    36%
  • Pep Rally
    36%
  • Musical theater productions
    9%
  • Halloween dress up
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,051
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,914/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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I've gone to Avon schools all my life and have many fond memories; probably more from my younger years though. In high school, some classes give way too much homework that doesn't directly help to learn a unit and only succeed in taking you away from other aspects of life. I have spent many late nights doing homework. While there are a number of solid, informed, and well rounded teachers who care about the student as a whole rather than solely how he/she looks as a teacher, there are definitely some teachers who just don't prepare you well. There is way too much pressure on academics and looking good for college, but not enough encouragement to try a wide variety of other options; the student has to take the initiative to branch out and try things that aren't straight from a textbook. I've never felt threatened at school and the environment in overall quite friendly. While it's easy to complain about things that bothered me, I am grateful for the education I have received.
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Students at Avon High School are definitely ready for college. You will not be coddled but the school will pretend they care about you to make themselves look good. Most students are preppy, white, athletes who think they are the best and are very closed-minded. There is a huge gap between CP and honors classes. AP classes are very challenging, and most of the school takes at least one AP class. Teachers generally do not teach very well but expect you to pick up the information on your own. If you challenge yourself with courses, expect to be very tired and have a heavy work load. The school does not trust the students and tries to implement very strict, frivolous rules all the time. There is minimal school spirit and hardly any school events.
There are organizations ranging from Habitat for Humanity, to UberBots, to car club, to pep club, to student government, to LEO, it goes on and on. Most clubs have their core members and their fringe members, but it's easy to start your own club by talking to the administration or to find a club to really immerse yourself in. Our UberBots club is nationally renound and we have a wide variety of community service clubs (NHS, LEO, Student Gov, etc.) A popular club is Falconatics, which attends/tailgates/coordinates for every athletic game they can and makes them a lot more exciting with chants, cheers, and a lively/rowdy student section. The administration is generally very supportive of all this behavior.