Henry Abbott Technical High School

Public 9-12

 21 Hayestown Ave.
       Danbury, CT  06811


 (203) 797-4460

 School Website

District: Connecticut Technical High School

SchoolDigger Rank:
108th of 121 Connecticut High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.0
Number of students:  667

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.0%
Hispanic:
42.6%
Two or more races:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.1%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Henry Abbott Technical High School ranked worse than 89.3% of high schools in Connecticut. It also ranked 4th among 7 ranked high schools in the Connecticut Technical High School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48%), Hispanic (42.6%), two or more races (4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 39.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Henry Abbott Technical High School is 12. 13 high schools in the Connecticut Technical High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Henry Abbott Technical High School employs 55.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Henry Abbott Technical High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Henry Abbott Technical High School 108th of 121 Connecticut public high schools. (See Henry Abbott Technical High School in the ranking list.)

Connecticut Technical High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Connecticut Technical High School 148th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Henry Abbott Technical High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 41.53 132nd 176 25.0%
2008 39.60 132nd 176 25.0%
2009 33.24 141st 176 19.9%
2010 51.65 124th 186 33.3%
2011 47.73 126th 189 33.3%
2012 45.48 127th 188 32.4%
2013 54.35 116th 193 39.9%
2015 44.10 115th 196 41.3%
2016 32.80 84th 132 36.4%
2017 28.35 98th 140 30.0%
2018 18.00 108th 121 10.7%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a citizen
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Open Quote There is nothing occurring at this school that qualifies as college preparation, despite their claims. Students attending the CT Technical High Schools across the state should attend community colleges instead and pay tuition for the same training. It is unfair to CT taxpayers to support a school system that has long outlived its mission. How many students are employed in their trades after graduation? How many attend college AND graduate with a diploma? You probably don't want to know the answer to either question. Only 600 students attend this school.....eliminate it along with the other 17 technical high schools in CT and there will be a balanced state budget. If these students are really interested in their trade, they will pay for training like everyone else. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Open Quote For many the alternative to Henry Abbott is Danbury High School, New Milford High School, New Fairfield High School. Compared to the other schools, Henry Abbott is smaller, spends a lot less money on sports, and graduates students who are capable of practicing a trade immediately.

One poster indicated there was no AP course at Henry Abbott, which is true. Instead if you take the electrical program as an example, you come out tested to be an electrician with between 1,000 and 1,500 hours credited of the time you will need to serve to become an electrician (becoming an electrician requires 4,000 hours in Connecticut).

Graduating Danbury High School often qualifies you to attend the local state university, community college, live with mom or dad, or work a minimum wage job. All this is possible with a degree from Henry Abbott, but is less common.

A non-Abbott High School graduate in the greater Danbury area can pay $18,000 to Ridley Lowell and after another school year, obtain the education, but not the time in trade, electrical program graduates of Henry Abbott already have at graducation and for which they paid nothing.

Vocational schools are not respected in Fairfield County Connecticut, which is unfortunate, as so many homes need plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other tradesmen to service and maintain their mini estates. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Open Quote As a teacher I've seen firsthand that Abbott Tech. H.S. can be an ideal place to send your son or daughter if they are unsure about college. The pupils can learn a trade for free. They also receive solid academic training for college. Our math, science, English, and social studies courses not only teach content. They also follow the current B.E.S.T. practices: critical thinking skills, persuasive writing skills, problem solving techniques. Our CAPT scores are competitive with those of other school systems. We also can boast of a caring staff, and a safe school environment! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Henry Abbott Technical High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 572 27 4 10 3 n/a n/a 0 616
1989 543 29 3 19 2 n/a n/a 0 596
1990 494 32 3 20 n/a n/a n/a 1 549
1991 472 37 1 27 1 n/a n/a 0 538
1992 484 49 1 37 3 n/a n/a 0 574
1993 474 47 4 33 4 n/a n/a 0 562
1994 485 40 8 48 4 n/a n/a 0 585
1995 455 27 9 66 5 n/a n/a 0 562
1996 455 27 9 66 5 n/a n/a 0 562
1997 463 27 12 76 9 n/a n/a 0 587
1998 468 30 13 87 8 n/a n/a 0 606
1999 477 34 13 92 8 n/a n/a 0 624
2000 480 43 12 95 8 n/a n/a 0 638
2001 466 40 6 91 8 n/a n/a 0 611
2002 448 46 8 103 8 n/a n/a 0 613
2003 448 46 8 103 8 n/a n/a 0 613
2004 475 45 6 117 7 n/a n/a 0 650
2005 461 41 7 107 4 n/a n/a 0 620
2006 426 30 7 85 5 n/a n/a 0 553
2007 419 23 9 87 2 n/a n/a 0 540
2008 421 24 6 119 0 n/a n/a 0 570
2009 399 36 6 135 2 n/a n/a 0 578
2010 431 64 5 168 3 n/a n/a 0 671
2011 408 40 8 179 4 1 0 0 640
2012 399 39 10 184 5 1 0 0 638
2013 368 31 9 230 3 0 0 0 641
2014 344 33 14 243 3 0 0 0 637
2015 341 22 14 248 1 0 23 0 649
2016 316 20 12 265 1 0 26 0 640
2017 320 24 12 284 n/a n/a 27 0 667

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Henry Abbott Technical High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 616 52.0 11.8 n/a
1989 596 56.4 10.5 n/a
1990 549 47.6 11.5 n/a
1991 538 49.8 10.8 n/a
1992 574 57.2 10.0 n/a
1993 562 50.0 11.2 n/a
1994 585 56.1 10.4 20.5
1995 562 55.7 10.1 20.5
1996 562 55.7 10.1 20.5
1997 587 64.1 9.2 17.9
1998 606 58.1 10.4 16.7
1999 624 57.3 10.9 19.4
2000 638 48.5 13.2 21.5
2001 611 63.5 9.6 n/a
2002 613 67.3 9.1 25.4
2003 613 67.3 9.1 25.4
2004 650 63.5 10.2 0.0
2005 620 58.5 10.6 n/a
2006 553 53.4 10.4 25.5
2007 540 59.3 9.1 21.3
2008 570 65.2 8.7 17.4
2009 578 72.3 8.5 28.9
2010 671 65.5 10.2 33.5
2011 640 59.6 10.7 34.8
2012 638 56.1 11.3 35.9
2013 641 58.9 10.8 36.7
2014 637 58.6 10.8 33.9
2015 649 56.0 11.5 34.8
2016 640 58.0 11.0 35.3
2017 667 55.4 12.0 39.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Henry Abbott Technical High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 616 52.0 11.8 n/a
1989 596 56.4 10.5 n/a
1990 549 47.6 11.5 n/a
1991 538 49.8 10.8 n/a
1992 574 57.2 10.0 n/a
1993 562 50.0 11.2 n/a
1994 585 56.1 10.4 20.5
1995 562 55.7 10.1 20.5
1996 562 55.7 10.1 20.5
1997 587 64.1 9.2 17.9
1998 606 58.1 10.4 16.7
1999 624 57.3 10.9 19.4
2000 638 48.5 13.2 21.5
2001 611 63.5 9.6 n/a
2002 613 67.3 9.1 25.4
2003 613 67.3 9.1 25.4
2004 650 63.5 10.2 0.0
2005 620 58.5 10.6 n/a
2006 553 53.4 10.4 25.5
2007 540 59.3 9.1 21.3
2008 570 65.2 8.7 17.4
2009 578 72.3 8.5 28.9
2010 671 65.5 10.2 33.5
2011 640 59.6 10.7 34.8
2012 638 56.1 11.3 35.9
2013 641 58.9 10.8 36.7
2014 637 58.6 10.8 33.9
2015 649 56.0 11.5 34.8
2016 640 58.0 11.0 35.3
2017 667 55.4 12.0 39.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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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 State Department of Education.

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