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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
James Hillhouse High School is a public school located in New Haven, CT. It has 945 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
About James Hillhouse High School...
Address
480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone
(475) 220-7500

James Hillhouse High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
960
112 responses
Average ACT
20
19 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$38,126
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
46%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Talent show because it's funny
    37%
  • Thanksgiving football game
    26%
  • Pep Rally
    19%
  • Class
    7%
  • The talent show brings everyone together.
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
945
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,468
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,818/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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I'm proud to rep HH, just graduated C/O 2018 my guidance counselor Olafemi Hunter was the absolute best before I met him I was following a fake dream to please my family he made me follow my passion and pushed me to want to go to college an HBCU at that! As far as the food I give it a 2 star I haven't been in the cafe for any meal for my entire senior year. Teachers hmm majority that I had were highly dedicated and informative, they have a slight lack of resources but make it work. We have a lot of technology to use in school, chromebook laptops, iPads, Apple computers, and Miscosoft desktops in the library so there's more than enough options for you to choose from. The clubs were nice I was on the math team and Pathways To College. So many opportunities here as well, I did an paid internship at Yale New Haven Hospital for three terms, took an Arabic class at Yale University,and got my first aid/CPR/AED certification they offer so much just look for it.
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My experience at Hillhouse was one of a kind. The sports teams are very good here, but the academics are way behind that of the other school districts. The teachers try their best to reach out, and really help students and they are not to blame. The poor education in this school is due to the city's budgeting. Besides that the staff does a pretty good job on promoting college awareness.
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.