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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
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Greenwich High School is a top rated, public school located in Greenwich, CT. It has 2,534 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
10 Hillside Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Telephone
(203) 625-8000

Greenwich High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
502 responses
Average ACT
30
156 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$134,223
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,839
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,205,600
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
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  • Prom
    21%
  • Sports game home coming
    19%
  • Senior Dress Up Day
    19%
  • Halloween dress up day
    11%
  • Home Ice hockey games
    11%
  • College Night
    5%
  • Plays
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,534
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,088
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,044/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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Greenwich High School is as good as people say. Not only do I think that it could be the best high school in the country, Its a place where people are accepted and find a place to "love". The teachers are nice and are always there for you when you need help which is important in high school. The security guards make sure we are safe and go beyond what are expected of them. Academic wise, we learn a lot and retain helpful information for our college route. Greenwich High is also very big on sports, almost all of our teams are amazing! Best high school! I LOVE THIS PLACE!
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Greenwich High School (GHS) is known nationally for its academic & artistic success. It’s a place where students are strongly encouraged to strive for academic excellence. About a year ago, GHS installed a 52 million dollar Performing Arts Center (PAC). Through one lens it's evident to see the Greenwich district spending millions for the best technology for its students. Through other lens this isn’t the case. Personally speaking, It’s baffling how a school can spend 50+ million dollars to build a PAC while teachers spend 10+ minutes of class trying to erase stained veneer boards because the school wouldn't buy durable whiteboards. Bathrooms are constantly “out of order” for days, sinks leak significantly due to plumbing issues, & dead mice are occasionally found in classrooms. GHS budgeting should be revised and changed because the schools pushing its priorities to the side in order to accommodate luxury, titles, and status.
My experience at Greenwich High School can be best summarized as a steady adjustment to fierce competition. The honors track has some challenging but excellent standards, but the atmosphere is detrimental to mental health in many occasions. The past four years led me to discover many things about myself and those around me. I learned what I truly valued in friends and teachers; and especially what made a class strong or weak. The science department for example is archaic in its style of teaching and difficulty levels for some of the AP classes can jump from the fair and worthy challenge to a ridiculous level of unfairness due to a teacher's forgetful nature. English and History/Social studies/Psychology are definitely strong in their curriculum and teaching though.

One thing I can still say for sure though, and that is that the level of education and athletics are top notch.