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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Haddam-Killingworth High School is a highly rated, public school located in Higganum, CT. It has 643 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
95 Little City Road
Higganum, CT 06441
Telephone
(860) 345-8541
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Haddam-Killingworth High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
159 responses
Average ACT
29
22 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$105,920
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$880
National
$949
Median Home Value
$305,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Sporting events, footbal, track, soccer, etc.
    30%
  • Street Fest
    30%
  • Holiday Show
    15%
  • Film Fest
    10%
  • The Drama Club
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
643
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,102
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,156/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Haddam-Killingworth High School Reviews

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Haddam - Killingworth High School provides a unique high school experience as they truly value the students and their success above all. As a student, I feel as though my voice is not only heard, but valued as I am given innumerable opportunities to become involved and push myself. With teachers who truly care and are experienced, each student is given the tools to succeed. In addition, there are many clubs to become involved in and anyone who is willing to put in the effort can start their own club! I personally am a part of an advisory club where a group of students who apply work directly with the administration to adjust the curriculum, guidelines, and improve the school. This is one of the many unique opportunities I was given to become involved and better my community!
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My personal experience at Haddam-Killingworth High School has been great, however it would not have been this way if I did not advocate for myself. I truly believe that if you have below a 3.0 at HKHS, you are not given nearly as much attention as other students. I know that I have good leadership skills and I know that my peers respect me and see me as a leader, but I also know that it is not just my grades that got me here. The administration automatically assumes that the top 10% of the class is where to look for the best leaders, but I believe that leaders are found everywhere regardless of their grade point average.
High school has been a great experience! For a smaller school, we have a wide range of courses that challenge us. The only downside to the school is that with it being on the smaller side, there isn't much diversity, but the majority of the students are very accepting of all the students. The teachers are always willing to help students out as long as the student makes the effort to reach out, and we have a club, sport or extracurricular activity for just about everyone. Some of our sports teams are at the top of their division, and the ones that aren't, the team members all have a great time. The school is pretty old so it needs some repairs, but that doesn't affect our school spirit!