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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Litchfield High School is an above average, public school located in Litchfield, CT. It has 292 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
14 Plumb Hill
Litchfield, CT 06759
Telephone
(860) 567-7530
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Litchfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
104 responses
Average ACT
28
10 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$78,375
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$306,200
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.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Semi formal
    17%
  • Spring Fling
    17%
  • Under the lights soccer games
    17%
  • Autumn Fest
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Under the Lights Games
    13%
  • Band Concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
292
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,358
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$22,120/ year
National
$12,239
45%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Litchfield High School Reviews

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Teachers are mostly all good, caring, and fair. The Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball programs get the most attention, no matter how well the other teams are doing. They are glorified which leads some of them to develop egotistical attitudes and leads to a lessened school spirit as a result. The administration feeds into this broken system and in a small school it’s hard to not be affected by this culture. However, if you find a good group of friends then you can enjoy the school. The academics are very good. The building design is very impractical and crowded. There is only one floor for grades 7-12.
If I could redo the experience I would be interested in a larger school with more to do but the experience is ok. Sometimes the town will make us teenagers feel bored and depressed. The school will prepare you for college I think and the experience is very much what you make of it. Overall, the experience leaves something to be desired and has me very excited to go to college.
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Although I struggled interpersonally at Litchfield High School, I really did have an amazing experience there. Litchfield is extremely small, and therefore I got to know my teachers better than any of my friends at their schools did. In fact, I still keep in touch with many of my teachers from Litchfield and actively use several non-academic lessons I learned from interacting with them in my daily life to this day.
One of my concerns about Litchfield High School is its lack of racial/ethnic diversity, however. As a multiracial student, I felt unaccounted for in a lot of ways by the Litchfield community. Part of this issue is, of course, that Litchfield lacks diversity as a town in the first place. Still, I think Litchfield High School should put more emphasis on diversity, political awareness, and social justice.
For a small school, LHS has a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities. There are many different sports teams, there are volunteer groups, science clubs, art clubs, and more! The school has an Acts of kindness club that focuses on spreading kindness and acceptance. It also has an active student counsil. Administration support is abundant and many teachers are more than willing to help students with their clubs and organizations.