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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Colchester High School is a highly rated, public school located in Colchester, VT. It has 731 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
About Colchester High School...
Address
131 Laker Lane
Colchester, VT 05446
Telephone
(802) 264-5700

Colchester High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1210
98 responses
Average ACT
27
44 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,413
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,170
National
$949
Median Home Value
$261,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    43%
  • The pep rally at the end of spirit week
    24%
  • Musical Performance Assembly
    10%
  • Dress-up week
    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
731
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,481
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 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
$17,818/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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The academics programs were very strong in regards of AP classes compared to other competing high schools. The school persisted of the main sports like soccer, football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. The soccer team for boys and girls were one of the best teams in the state but the other sports were lacking in skill. This is partially due to the fact that the school was so small not a lot of people try out. The school should have done better to add more sports like volleyball and such. The extracurricular clubs and activities were also lacking. Not only was there a not a lot of clubs but there were also not advertised meaning it was extremely hard to join clubs.
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Colchester High School is a very good school that prepared me very well for my freshman year of college. My only complaint would be the lack of certain AP classes or association with business conventions which seem common elsewhere. However, for the size of the school we did still have adequate opportunity for AP classes. Perhaps the biggest benefit to me of attending CHS was the ability to learn outside of the typical classroom, with access to a variety of online class as well as the chance to travel for classes.
I loved going to CHS. I thought it was an incredible place to grow up. I feel like the school really prepared me for the rest of my life. Amy Minor was an amazing principal, and now she is superintendant, and I feel this will really make Colchester even better. The classes were great, the teachers were smart and really cared about me. If I ever have kids in Vermont, I want them to go to Colchester!