J. M. Wright Technical High School

Summary:

J. M. Wright Technical High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Stamford, Connecticut, with a student population of 429 that is predominantly Hispanic. The school is part of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System district, which is ranked 135 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating.

J. M. Wright Technical High School consistently underperforms compared to the state and district averages on standardized tests. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 23.3% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts, compared to 31.5% for the district and 52.4% for the state. The school's performance is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as female, Hispanic, special education, and low socioeconomic status students. As a result, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Connecticut high schools, with a 0-star rating in 2022-2023 and a 1-star rating in the previous two school years.

When compared to nearby high schools, such as Norwalk High School, Center for Global Studies, and New Canaan High School, J. M. Wright Technical High School stands out as one of the lowest-performing. The high percentage of students from low-income families and the school's status as a technical high school within the Stamford School District may contribute to its relatively lower academic outcomes compared to more traditional high schools in the area.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 120 Bridge St.
       Stamford, CT  06905


(203) 324-7363

District: Connecticut Technical Education and Career System

SchoolDigger Rank:
130th of 143 Connecticut High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  10.4 Help
Number of students:  429

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
64.6%
African American:
17.2%
White:
14.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details J. M. Wright Technical High School ranks worse than 90.9% of high schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 13th among 14 ranked high schools in the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.18. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details J. M. Wright Technical High School has the smallest high school student body size in the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System School District. Student population at J. M. Wright Technical High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (64.6%), African American (17.2%), White (14.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at J. M. Wright Technical High School is 10.4, which is the 3rd best among 14 high schools in the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System School District. (See more...)
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Compare J. M. Wright Technical High School employs 40.9 full-time teachers.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

J. M. Wright Technical High School:

SchoolDigger ranks J. M. Wright Technical High School 130th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See J. M. Wright Technical High School in the ranking list.)

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Connecticut Technical Education and Career System:

SchoolDigger ranks Connecticut Technical Education and Career System 135th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for J. M. Wright Technical High School

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Rank History for all students at J. M. Wright Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 12.43 173rd 200 13.5%
2022 10.99 125th 139 10.1%
2023 8.18 129th 142 9.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at J. M. Wright Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 25.44 134th 175 23.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at J. M. Wright Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 25.48 116th 155 25.2%
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Rank History for Female students at J. M. Wright Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 12.51 166th 189 12.2%
2023 10.61 92nd 103 10.7%
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Rank History for Male students at J. M. Wright Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 10.84 160th 182 12.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at J. M. Wright Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 27.02 77th 104 26.0%
2022 43.71 27th 59 54.2%
2023 23.09 52nd 63 17.5%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, April 13, 2018

Open Quote My child is here for job y college learning. My child has no been helped for job or grades. All I hear from principal is Alex y more help. More help is no working with missing teachers y now it is end of third year with still no job. I think Westhill is more better for next year. Close Quote



Enrollment information for J. M. Wright Technical High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 38 44 3 55 0 0 5 0 145
2016 68 58 5 113 0 0 6 0 250
2017 71 68 8 165 0 0 7 0 319
2018 90 92 7 234 0 0 8 0 431
2019 83 77 5 250 0 0 6 0 421
2020 68 80 8 269 0 0 2 0 427
2021 68 84 6 285 0 0 5 0 448
2022 67 81 4 301 0 0 11 0 464
2023 63 74 5 277 1 0 7 2 429

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 J. M. Wright Technical High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 145 12.0 12.0 0
2016 250 19.0 13.1 36.4
2017 319 33.6 9.4 47
2018 431 38.7 11.1 36.4
2019 421 39.9 10.5 67.9
2020 427 43.3 9.8 66.5
2021 448 40.6 11.0 59.4
2022 464 41.2 11.2 45
2023 429 40.9 10.4 52.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio J. M. Wright Technical High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 145 12.0 12.0 0
2016 250 19.0 13.1 36.4
2017 319 33.6 9.4 47
2018 431 38.7 11.1 36.4
2019 421 39.9 10.5 67.9
2020 427 43.3 9.8 66.5
2021 448 40.6 11.0 59.4
2022 464 41.2 11.2 45
2023 429 40.9 10.4 52.4

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on J. M. Wright Technical High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students421429
 1.9%
African American7774
 3.9%
American Indian01
Asian55
Hispanic250277
 10.8%
Pacific Islander00
White8363
 24.1%
Two or More Races67
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.9%52.4%
 15.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about J. M. Wright Technical High School

J. M. Wright Technical High School ranks in the bottom 9.1% of Connecticut high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 429 students attended J. M. Wright Technical High School.

Students at J. M. Wright Technical High School are 65% Hispanic, 17% African American, 15% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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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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