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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
H.C. Wilcox Technical High School is a public school located in Meriden, CT. It has 743 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

H.C. Wilcox Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1000
119 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
5%
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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
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$57,886
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,200
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.17 responses
Poll
94%
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 47 responses
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  • Talent show
    23%
  • Powder puff
    19%
  • Winterfest
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Field trips
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Softball
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
743
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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H.C. Wilcox Technical High School Reviews

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If you're considering applying for Wilcox, do it only if you need the shop experience and know which shop you want beforehand. The academic portion of Wilcox is mediocre due to the structure of the schedule and the school-spirit and student commitment is non-existent. The shop portion of Wilcox is where it shines, however. There, you will find passionate instructors who will go the extra mile to help you better understand your trade and help you succeed. Wilcox also has connections to employers and sports a Work-Based-Learning program which allows you to work during shop hours and still earn credit. If you are going to Wilcox, take advantage of these things as the four years you will spend there goes by fast.
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Being a student still, it doesn't help that High School while attending isn't the best experience. Although, I am sure that once I leave, I'll miss it dearly. Wilcox, being a tech school, does the tech part of education extremely well. On the downside, the academic portion of the education is not something you should come to the school for. If you are not looking for a trade to pursue or a different type of education, then I would look at the other, more traditional high schools. Other than that, the teachers are very nice and help as best as they can although the math department is a huge mess, in my opinion. Administration doesn't like to get things done but in their defense, they also are small in comparison and could do with more help. All in all, Wilcox is extremely average, but for a tech school it can be debated as one of the best in its class.
Wilcox tech has a vigorous program in which the student can excel in academic classes as well as receive work ready training in one of thirteen different specialties (health, plumbing, IT, culinary, etc), however, like most schools, could improve in some aspects.