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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Bristol Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bristol, CT. It has 1,147 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
480 Wolcott St
Bristol, CT 06010
Telephone
(860) 584-7735

Bristol Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
209 responses
Average ACT
24
20 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,586
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$950
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Festivus and pep rally
    27%
  • Basketball Games
    25%
  • Football games
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Choir
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Marching band
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,147
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,334
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,924/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Bristol Central was a very sports related school, the teachers and administration truly recognized student athletes. This is a very negative atmosphere for those who are not involved in any sports. Without playing sports you would not be recognized for anything. This I would love to see change, not only to benefit those who do not participate in athletics but to better the school atmosphere. Bristol Central also needs to find more ways to involve parents in their child’s school life, for example they could host activities where all family and friends could join with the student to participate. Bristol Central has good qualities as well, they provide a safe environment for students to learn comfortably and confidently. Students do not fail out very often at Bristol Central, they are pished to success and helped throughout the entire process.
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What I really liked about Bristol Central was the sports. I was involved in track and field. We didn't normally call each other a team, we were a family. Everybody supported each other as family would. The team motto was "Family". What I would like to see change at Bristol Central is the amount of effort that is put into helping students get ready for college. I felt as if there wasn't very much help in preparing us for college. I was lucky enough to be in a program called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). Throughout my four years of high school I was prepped for life in college. We were taught a better way to take notes, how to manage our time for our classes, how to stay organized, etc. Prior to starting high school only a handful of students were chosen to be in the program. I feel that if there was a better way for students to have the experience I had, then there will be more students ready for/ going to college.
At Bristol Central, the teachers want to see their students do their best. They help put in effort to show us students what we need to be prepared for college. They want us to succeed and make sure we understand the content of what we are learning. The teachers and staff are all friendly and kind. They push us when needed and do an amazing job teaching. Our principal Mr. Wininger does an amazing job making sure his students and faculty are getting the best experience here.