A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
100 Black Rock Turnpike
Redding, CT 06896
Telephone
(203) 938-2508
Website

Joel Barlow High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1250
196 responses
Average ACT
30
94 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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
Report
  • Spirit week
    38%
  • Pep rally
    28%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Spring Fest
    13%
  • Musical Performances
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    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

Joel Barlow High School Reviews

157 reviews
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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.
Review Joel Barlow High School
The teachers are engaged with their class subjects and students. There is a good technological infrastructure for communication with parents. Some teacher utilize or respond more quickly than others through it, but it allows parents good access to teachers. The projects are challenging and quite relevant. Teaching style is firm but open to each student's difference. Although we could more follow-up to motivate students to reach potential or maintain high level work, we are pleased with the quality of instruction our child receives.
The teachers at Joel Barlow constantly encourage their students to share their ideas with their peers. Our teachers foster a positive environment, in which students are comfortable in taking risks, trying new things and sharing ideas. They constantly develop new teaching styles to fit the needs of their students, as well as the constant changes in technology. Almost every teacher at Barlow is an expert in what they are teaching and they are always great with communication and helping students whenever they need.