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

Wilbur Cross 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
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
1020
112 responses
Average ACT
27
11 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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
$63,560
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
$19,746/ year
National
$11,890
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

Wilbur Cross High School Reviews

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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.
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As an Alumni of Wilbur Cross High School, my experience has been memorable. They have great staff in which I was able to connect to one. I felt comfortable enough to speak about any issues either about school or home which meant a lot to many students including me. One think that the school could improve on is keeping it the way it used to be. Highschool should be about exploring not going straight into one field. It is understandable that by splitting the academics up by career goals students will be able to learn, however the process of finding a career in my belief is too soon.
At Wilbur Cross high school I love the diversity among everyone of my peers, I think it is a very great opportunity to be able to develop and grown within a multi-cultured district. This school has over 1000 kids, and I adore the fact that during assembles or certain events how manageable we've became. What I would love to see change is our future students attitudes and mindsets, as being the last class of the "90s" babies. I hope to see those lower class-men blossom and flourish academically and evolve into beautiful young adults.