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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Wallingford School District is an above average, public school district located in Wallingford, CT. It has 5,873 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
142 Hope Hill Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
Telephone
(203) 949-6500

Wallingford School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
436 responses
Average ACT
27
34 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,873
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,121
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$113,646,000
Expenses Per Student
$19,496/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$64,872
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Median Home Value
$244,400
National
$184,700

Wallingford School District Reviews

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Wallingford’s public schools are in a very good district that can definitely lead most students to where they want to be post high school but lacking in some areas. Everyone working at WPS cares deeply for their students but some issues such as outdated books, separation of students in the town (which has lead to some unnecessary competition such as people thinking they are better because of their attendance at one school, etc.) and others can be used to improve WPS. Despite its flaws, I feel that WPS has allowed me to grow very well academically and has guided me to my dream school because of the opportunities provided to me that taught me to work hard and because of its workers that encouraged and assisted me in getting there.
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I believe that the Wallingford School System is innovative by always trying new things for its students but it has made my 12 years of schooling extra difficult. The class of 2018 have been test subjects for the Wallingford School System since 2010. We went through reconfiguration in our last year of elementary school, tried new forms of testing, experienced Common Core and Mastery-Based Learning, and many more small challenges that made myself and my classmate's school lives much harder. Although we faced many difficulties, there are excellent staff and fun classes that make showing up to school worth it.
My experience with the Wallingford Public School system was rather mediocre. We don't have amazing sports teams, wide range of diversity, college or life readiness. In 2009, the whole district took a massive budget cut and restructured the entire system. The 5 elementary schools that we have were all divided. Also, due to the budge cuts the rest of the activities in the schools suffered as well. Being involved in the music and arts program, I was always disappointed by the lack of financial support from the board of education. In 2011, the 2 high schools of the district got together to take part in a contest to win money for new band uniforms. These uniforms were probably 20 years old, yet there was no money for it. But with the support of band families and fans of the band, we were able to win and get new uniforms. Overall, the superintendent is kind of idiot and Wallingford is an expensive town anyway