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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
246 Warren Turnpike Rd.
Falls Village, CT 06031
About Housatonic Valley Regional High School...

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From Housatonic Valley Regional High School

The HVRHS community promotes personal and academic growth, as well as the independence of thought and spirit for all its members, within a culture of respect, responsibility, and safety. The core values that support this statement include a commitment to 21st-century academic expectations which encourage all members to grow to their potential, accept and respect different learning styles, solve problems and think analytically and communicate their ideas effectively.
Members of the school community are also expected to make ethical choices, demonstrate social and civic responsibility, and show pride and care for the school and its environment.
Housatonic Valley Regional High School serves Regional School District #1, which is composed of the towns of Kent, Sharon, Salisbury, North Canaan, Canaan (Falls Village), and Cornwall. The award-winning, historic school building houses approximately 500 students and is located on the banks of the picturesque Housatonic River.

Housatonic Valley Regional High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
105 responses
Average ACT
28
19 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

A Focus on Personal and Academic Growth

HVRHS offers 128 courses, thirteen AP and UConn courses and an AgriScience program. Our curriculum incorporates relevant contemporary issues with an approach to develop students who are prepared for wherever life leads them. The support of our towns also allows us to offer affordable international travel opportunities, as well as life-changing scholarships and awards to our graduating seniors.

Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$77,847
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,049
National
$949
Median Home Value
$319,800
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • I always liked seeing the school plays
    26%
  • Homecoming, Prom, Turkey Olympics
    18%
  • Hockey games
    15%
  • Haunted House
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • The many, many snow days
    9%
  • Being a part of civic life
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    378
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    35%
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    53%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    14:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $78,062
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    10%
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very Low
    Expenses Per Student
    $29,837/ year
    National
    $12,239
    68%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
    47%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
    74%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses

    Housatonic Valley Regional High School Reviews

    90 reviews
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    Our family moved here from NYC and we wanted to look at all options, so we explored both public and private schools. After heavy exploration, we decided to enroll our children at Housatonic and after our first year, we are certain we made the right choice! The honors programs are challenging, the sports programs are fantastic, the theatre program is top-notch and the teachers get an A++! The principal and vice-principal are bright, caring, and give 1,000%.
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    I transferred to Housy as a Junior from a large private high school on Long Island. In transferring to Housy it opened so many opportunities for me to explore other subjects that were not offered at my previous high school. Housy has a fabulous art program, and an art garage opened after school. I was able to work on sets for theatre productions and sell my artwork. Housy has connections with the local community in order to assist you in getting a job or explore different career opportunities. The community support is immense, and I walked away from the award ceremony with over 10,000 dollars in scholarships for my first year alone (About 450,000 in scholarships was handed out). Housy prepared my for college where I pushed myself to take as many AP courses as possible, I was even able to use my English AP exam as college credits. Housy allowed me more opportunities than my previous high school with its supporting staff and community helping every step of the way!
    We toured all the private schools and we toured Housatonic Valley Regional High School. We chose Housatonic because the teachers are fantastic, the academics, especially honors classes, provide the challenge we are looking for, the sports teams are highly competitive, especially soccer and the extracurricular activities are top notch. And the school is free. Save your money and send your child to Housatonic - a wonderful high school!