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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-
Glastonbury High School is a top rated, public school located in Glastonbury, CT. It has 1,997 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Glastonbury High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
699 responses
Average ACT
29
115 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$87,617
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,181
National
$949
Median Home Value
$294,500
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 149 responses
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  • Class Trips / Events - Senior Ball, Block Island..
    23%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Soccer Games
    13%
  • Neon Dance
    11%
  • Senior Picnic, Junior Prom
    5%
  • FFA/ club events
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,997
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,074
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 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
$19,459/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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Having just moved to town and being a new student at Glastonbury High School my freshman year, it was definitely a tough place to immerse into. It is a very populated school with over 2000 students from ninth to twelfth grade, and coming from a middle school with only 800 students across four grades, it was hard to feel welcomed in such a big environment. However, I found people in my classes that did make me feel welcomed and like I truly had a place in Glastonbury High School. After finding these people, school became a pleasure to go to everyday, and the opportunities given to me were better than I could've ever imagined. Being a senior now, I can say confidently that Glastonbury High School is a great place for students grades nine through twelve.
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Honestly, my experience at GHS so far has been average. When I got into Phillips Exeter, I thought that is was selfish to ignore the wide variety of opportunities handed to me at home, and now as I write this, I should've just gone to boarding school. Popularity is based on whether you're white, athletic, and how you dress. Everyone here is extremely fake, as well. My friends are all older than me, which leaves me kind of worried for when I graduate. I will say the education here is excellent, aside from the Geometry L1 (Honors) curriculum, although I think they're changing it. This school isn't for you if you're a minority, because bigotry is condoned here. While students in this school ARE left-leaning, many keep their mouths shut when they others saying chauvinistic/prejudiced things. It's truly appalling. So, yes, while Glastonbury High School IS superb academically & athletically - its people and social aspect are not.
I think that Glastonbury High School is a wonderful High School that will prepare younger generations for the future is any way one wants. If they want to go to college, trade school, or anything else, Glastonbury is equip to educate everyone on the different decisions they can make for later life. Also, we as students are set u for greatness with many different electives, extra curricular activities, and sports. All of these let students explore what they want to in many different ways. The teachers are also fantastic with a wide variety of classes in every subject, these teachers are always there to help.