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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Essex High School is a highly rated, public school located in Essex Junction, VT. It has 1,248 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Essex High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1240
235 responses
Average ACT
28
99 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$75,439
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,275
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,400
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
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 34 responses
  • Spirit Week
    38%
  • Championship Games
    24%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Chamber Choir Christmas Caroling
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • None
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,248
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.6%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Essex High School is probably just as good as most of the private schools in the area. The teachers are committed, the academics can be rigorous and challenging... in a good way! There's a good amount of school spirit and everyone is nice! The school offers enrollment in 3 different academies. The STEM academy is easy to get into and offers many opportunities for aspiring STEM students. The Global Leadership Program is more selective but works hard to teach its students about global leaderships and they are host to many important world figures. Lastly, there is the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. I am not enrolled in AVPA but I've heard great things! I do wish that the school offered an AP Biology class, however. That is my only complaint
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Great School! For me it was just big enough - I didn't know everyone, but I usually noticed if there was someone new. The classes can be challenging, but most of the teachers are great! As long as you do the best you can and communicate with your teachers, you will do well. The theater program is great and there are many great clubs. I'm not super into sports, and although some people are, there is also a great community of people that don't really care. I will miss all of my friends and teachers when I graduate!
Essex High School has a multitude of opportunities available to its students. With many options for clubs, sports, and classes, anyone is sure to be able to find their niche. For example, I am involved in the Global Leadership Program. This program is one of the many academies available at the school. The Global Leadership Program allows its members the ability to learn cross cultural competency, as well as proficiency in multiple languages. Through this program I have been able to host multiple exchange students, allowing me to learn valuable things about other cultures around the world.