A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Joel Barlow High School is an elite, public school located in Redding, CT. It has 1,049 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
100 Black Rock Turnpike
Redding, CT 06896
Telephone
(203) 938-2508
Website

Joel Barlow High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1250
227 responses
Average ACT
30
108 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
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 32 responses
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  • Spirit week
    38%
  • Pep rally
    28%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Spring Fest
    13%
  • Musical Performances
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,049
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$23,964/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Joel Barlow High School Reviews

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Joel Barlow High School is a great school for those hoping to attend college. The academics are slightly limited but taught by very qualified teachers, some even with doctorates or degrees from Ivy League colleges. Diversity is low because the high school is mainly attended by the wealthier, primarily white, residents of Redding and Easton CT. But some benefits of the wealthy, "small town" vibe are the amount of parent involvement and safety. Both of which, are high.
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Barlow is part of a loving community that really prepares you for the real world! I have heard that If you take the AP classes, you will be all set for college. There is always help at Barlow! I have made so many new relationships that will last forever!
The number of clubs and activities outside of school is wonderful. Ski Club, Debate team, robotics team and French Club (hosting exchange students) are very active and have strong student participation. It is a rural/suburban upper middle class, largely (90%) white school. Very nice people, but students are privileged without really appreciating their privilege. The lack of racial, international and religious diversity is striking and contributes to a general bland and simplistic view of the world. We would certainly consider re-enrolling our child knowing the near to supplant experiences outside school.