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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
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Newington High School is an above average, public school located in Newington, CT. It has 1,269 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
605 Willard Ave
Newington, CT 06111
Telephone
(860) 666-5611
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Newington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1150
275 responses
Average ACT
27
23 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$79,181
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Median Home Value
$229,900
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Spirt Week
    18%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Pep rally
    16%
  • Spring Musical
    7%
  • Diversity Day
    5%
  • Senior Prank Day
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,269
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,892
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$20,263/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Newington High School is a positive and nurturing school environment. I feel continuously challenged with my classes and feel that the current administration cares greatly about the student body. There are a wide variety of clubs and activities to get involved with, whether you are athletic, artistic, or otherwise. They take pride in keeping the school clean and providing resources such as laptops, a Student Assistance Center, and a Peer Tutoring Club. We also have a great counseling department and school psychologist/social worker available to students if needed. I feel like I have had a great overall experience these last 4 years at NHS!
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Newington High School is a good school. Location wise, the traffic is really bad getting into and out of school since it is built on such a busy road in Newington. The education is really good, majority of teachers care about what they are teaching. There are obviously some outliers to some teachers who just go there to get paid and don't really care about their attitudes or what they're putting out. The sports and clubs here are great too and they adequately prepare you for college.
Academically the school is very good, but the students aren’t exactly the best. Personally, i took my academics very seriously but many other students do not and being in the environment can be challenging. Overall, student support from teachers is good, but counselor involvement in college readiness is relatively limited.