C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone
(203) 946-8484

James Hillhouse 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
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
950
93 responses
Average ACT
20
22 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
36%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Talent show because it's funny
    39%
  • Thanksgiving football game
    30%
  • Pep Rally
    22%
  • Class
    4%
  • The talent show brings everyone together.
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,039
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,818/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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James Hillhouse High School Reviews

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James Hill House is a wonderful school despite the surrounding areas. The teachers i can honestly say dont waste time when it comes to teaching if they have a good attitude. If your not paying attention then thats on you and you have to stay after we never spend to much time on one thing. I actually switched High Schools a couple of times. Amistad ,Creed, Hill House. Anyway what needs to change is everyones maturity level. As far as teachers and staff. I seen a teacher argue with a student and the language the staff was useing no wonder that student was ready to fight him. Not only that the security guards and a few teachers need to be re-evaluated. Some come off as perverted. Im being honest through out this whole thing and yes i just started but i pay attention to everything.
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James Hillhouse High School is like no other school that you have ever seen. The school has poor academic ratings and very often does not prepare students for their future. However, if the student is motivated to enhance their life and living conditions then their environment shouldn't distract them from doing so.
I graduated James Hillhouse High School in 2016. Since then I can say that James Hillhouse High School has prepared me for life after high school. The administration and teachers genuinely care about what you're doing after graduating from there. Furthermore the school's culture is the best in all of New Haven, CT's high schools.