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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Shelton School District is an above average, public school district located in Shelton, CT. It has 4,784 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Shelton School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
465 responses
Average ACT
28
59 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,784
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,716
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$79,164,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,481/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$89,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,301
National
$949
Median Home Value
$341,500
National
$184,700

Shelton School District Reviews

38 reviews
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This school district is severely under funded and shows it. It took 3 years to repair the tennis courts and the parking lot but it was ok to spend thousands on a new football field. This school district only cares about athletics and does not respect the arts! Some teachers and administrators are great, but some are not. It is really hit or miss.
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The school and teachers have been a great fit for me in my 4 years there. They have prepared me to move on to College including playing football at the collegiate level. The town supports the school and athletics which I believe is a very important part of going to a great school. It was the best decision made when we had to move into a new town. They have a diverse set of classes and activities that allowed me to see what I want to do when I am older, even taking Marketing class that was college level. For the most part, the school has modern technology but the school in general could use some upgrades. They did get a new football field last year. The coaches and players were like second family to me.
I am currently a senior at Shelton High School. Overall, my experience has not been the worst. I have made amazing friends, experienced wonderful faculty, and been involved in many extracurricular activities. I would like to change a few issues. First is safety, students are fighting, smoking, and doing drugs constantly and it is simply not a safe environment. I would also add more rigorous classes, including AP and duel-enrollment.