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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Cheshire Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Cheshire, CT. It has 4,395 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
29 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Telephone
(203) 250-2400

Cheshire Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
439 responses
Average ACT
30
64 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,395
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,034
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$73,112,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,664/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%

Cheshire Public Schools Reviews

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I love Cheshire Public Schools. I am so grateful to have been raised in such a motivated and dedicated school system. What has stuck out to me are the teachers and how much they care about students. They truly go the extra mile- staying after school to offer review sessions, planning interactive activities to help learn material, and always are willing to talk one on one, whether it be a personal issue or academic issue. To improve the school, specifically Cheshire High School, I would have a better system to hear student input. I feel as though administration would value our (the students) thoughts and opinions about how the school is running. Additionally, there could be more hands on college preparation. While the school does a great job preparing for college in junior year, more could be done to help students during their senior year, as well as education about careers/majors in junior and senior year, rather than as underclassmen.
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Overall after my four years here I feel prepared for college, however I can't wait to leave. The demographics are pretty horrible, with easily over 70% of the population being white. I constantly complain about my peers because many are immature, addicted to technology, and don't know how to be unique. The administration constantly challenges the creativity of individuals and clubs by saying something is distracting or by tightening rules/focusing on things that don't matter. Teachers are expected to foster good grades, so when a teacher consistently has students with Bs or Cs, he or she is whipped into shape by the administration. Everyone doesn't deserve an A, it's a difficult grade to achieve, but all they care about is how the school looks on the outside. I miss Dr. Florio.
Cheshire Public Schools offers extensive resources and helpful, knowledgeable teachers that prepare students for their future college and career plans. The system is extremely safe throughout, and there is a heavy emphasis on music and the arts, in addition to sports. There are extracurricular opportunities for all interests. Because of this, I have had the chance to get involved in activities in which I would not typically partake. Of these, some of my surprising favorites are marching band, theater, DECA, and the Red Cross. Cheshire Public Schools makes a wide range of opportunities accessible to all. One downfall of the school system is its lack of diversity. The high school has only two teachers of color, and the students are relatively homogeneous in ethnic background and socioeconomic status. This limits students' interactions to a specific type of people, but overall, Cheshire Public Schools is a great school system.