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C
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
    B+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Howell Cheney Technical High School is a public school located in Manchester, CT. It has 653 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 42% in reading.
About Howell Cheney Technical High School...
Address
791 West Middle Tpke.
Manchester, CT 06040
Telephone
(860) 649-5396

Howell Cheney Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1030
35 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,837
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,101
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,800
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.
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  • Trade competitions
    60%
  • Pep rally ( class competition )
    40%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
653
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Howell Cheney Technical High School Reviews

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Cheney is not for the fainthearted. I attended the school from the 9th-12th grade. The academics are of course top notch and prepare you decently for college courses, but you should study HARD to keep up everything. Only a handful of teachers are more than accommodating and open to meeting with students during their free time. You must take the initiative to do well at Cheney, though. You can't be embarrassed to ask questions when you're confused. Sensitivity has no place in the classroom, or at Cheney in general. The school has a very competitive atmosphere- particularly when applying for colleges. That being said, students are mostly amicable. Sports are big Cheney, and we generally do ok.
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I don't really like academics in school but I do really like the Diesel program at Cheney Tech! No other technical high school in the state offers Diesel. The diesel program does the bus inspections for our school other technical schools in our area and we also worked side by side with the National Guard here in CT; working on thier humvees, trucks and generators. I've learned a valuable trade and have gotten some great experience through the program. I also did work based learning where I was placed as a diesel mechanic at a local shop since I was a junior. So, I'm already working in my trade and will have a full-time job when I graduate.
Shop is great! Academics can be good, but on the most part not so much. Teachers aren't nice and understanding except for a select few. It would be nice to have teachers that remembered what it was like to be a teenager.