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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Manchester High School is an above average, public school located in Manchester, CT. It has 1,534 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
134 Middletpke E
Manchester, CT 06040
Telephone
(860) 647-3530
Website

Manchester High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1090
236 responses
Average ACT
25
11 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,875
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,087
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,700
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 144 responses
Report
  • School dances
    16%
  • Football games
    15%
  • School Plays
    13%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Clubs
    11%
  • Spirit Week/ Frostival Cup
    8%
  • School Pageants
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,534
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,856
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.9%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$21,289/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
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In my four years at MHS I have had a great experience. There have been quite a few teachers here who have had a profound influence on me both academically and personally, without their guidance and support I wouldn't have the opportunities, experiences, and support that has helped shape the person I am today. The extracurricular and clubs are abundant with something for anyone. According to this site we are the most diverse highschool in CT, which is entirely apparent to anyone who steps foot in this school as I have made friends from people from all walks of life. I have had friends from Ghana, Bangladesh, France, and more. It really allows everyone here to connect to new perspectives and garner a more global outlook.
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I’ve been to different high schools and MHS is by far the best. It’s not perfect but it’s honestly the most enjoyable school I’ve ever been to. The teachers are super helpful and understanding. The work is enough for you to feel challenged, but not overwhelmed at your level. The people there are great. Yes there are your normal “cliques” and social issues because it is high school, but it is here that I made friends fast, and not only that, but I made close friends who I can picture being in my life years after high school.
My experience in Manchester High School was an excellent one. I made a lot of progress academically, made connections that will last me a lifetime, and was able to help others do the same. It is because of my mentors that I can say, I am a college student, and for that I am eternally grateful. The only thing I would like to see change in is, all the help that is available for students needs to be more apparent. If not, they won't know that it is there for them.