West Haven School District


The West Haven School District in Connecticut consists of 9 schools, including 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school, serving students from diverse backgrounds. While the district faces challenges, with several underperforming schools, it also boasts a standout institution, Edith E. Mackrille School, which ranks among the top elementary schools in the state.

Edith E. Mackrille School stands out as a high-performing school, ranking 26th out of 491 Connecticut elementary schools and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This school's students significantly outperform the district and state averages, with 77.8% of 3rd graders and 87.8% of 4th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, and 73.3% of 3rd graders and 87.8% of 4th graders proficient or better in Mathematics. In contrast, Forest School and Washington School appear to be the lowest-performing elementary schools, ranking in the bottom quartile of Connecticut elementary schools and receiving 1-star ratings from SchoolDigger.

At the secondary level, West Haven High School and the two middle schools, Carrigan 5/6 Intermediate and Harry M. Bailey Middle School, have test scores that fall below the state averages. These schools serve a diverse student population, with a significant proportion of African American and Hispanic students, and high rates of economic disadvantage, as indicated by the district's free/reduced lunch rates ranging from 49.87% to 71.77%.

District Detail

 355 Main Street
West Haven, CT 06516

 (203) 937-4300

SchoolDigger Rank:
114th of 151 Connecticut districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 5,832

Primary Schools: 6
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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