C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
181 Mitchell Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone
(203) 946-8728

Wilbur Cross High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
66%
Average SAT
1020
130 responses
Average ACT
27
11 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Pep rally, football games, track meets
    31%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Volleyball games,basketball games
    17%
  • Spirit week
    12%
  • Cross Drama's Spring Play
    10%
  • Report Card Night
    5%
  • Band Performance
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,362
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,818/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Wilbur Cross High School Reviews

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Wilbur Cross is an amazing school and it is truly what you make of it. Cross' higher placement classes are rigorous and defiantly prepare you for your life after high school whether you choose to college or pick up a trade. There are many opportunities that can be awarded as well, such as: Jobs, internships, college trips, SAT prep, AP classes, duel enrollment classes, credit retrieval and volunteer options. Cross has also made it their mission to cultivate meaning relationships with students and parents that will last a lifetime.
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What I loved about Wilbur Cross was the dedication the teachers had. They always cared about their students. The teachers are helpful not only when you have a question in class, but in your every day life and even when talking about your future. They guide you in the right path and they want to see you succeed. Another good thing that Wilbur Cross has is their AP Classes. They have great teachers that enjoy what they do. The only problem is that we lack of resources. In my AP Government and Politic class, our AP Prep Books came in on February, and we went through half of the school year without our books.
At Cross, the community is very diverse and there is so much that a student could get involved from. The school isn't just centered on athletics although it offers a variety of sports to participate in but also is good within the arts providing such programs as the school musical or dance team. There is also a friendly communication between the students and teachers and often students interact with the principal as an authoritative figure but also as a friend. There's is a variety of AP classes for students to take advantage of and the guidance counselors are very much on top of the students regardless if they are planning to attend college or not.