Avon High School

Summary:

Avon High School is a public high school serving 923 students in grades 9-12 in the affluent town of Avon, Connecticut. The school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, with exceptional academic performance, high test scores, and a diverse student population.

Avon High School's academic excellence is evident in its 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and its ranking as the 5th best high school in Connecticut for the 2022-2023 school year. Students at Avon High significantly outperform the state averages in standardized tests, with 83% of 11th-graders proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 52.4%, and 69.7% proficient or better in SAT/Math, compared to the state average of 34.1%. The school's performance is particularly strong across different student subgroups, ranking 5th out of 100 Connecticut high schools for male students and 10th out of 116 high schools for white students.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Conard High School in West Hartford, Avon High School stands out with its higher test scores and overall ranking, despite serving a more diverse student population. The school's relatively low student-teacher ratio of 10.7 and higher spending per student of $19,651 (compared to the state average of $16,556) may contribute to its exceptional performance. While Avon High School's overall success is impressive, there may be opportunities to further support the academic achievement of specific subgroups, such as female students and special education students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 510 West Avon Rd.
       Avon, CT  06001-2519


(860) 404-4740

District: Avon School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
5th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,253 Help


Feeder schools for Avon High School:

Elementary:    Pine Grove School
    Roaring Brook School
Middle:    Avon Middle School
    Thompson Brook School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7 Help
Number of students:  923

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.4%
Asian:
19.7%
Hispanic:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.2% Help


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Compare Details Avon High School ranks better than 96.5% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.71. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.4%), Asian (19.7%), Hispanic (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Avon High School is 10.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Avon High School is $21,253.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Avon High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Avon High School 5th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Avon High School in the ranking list.)

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Avon School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Avon School District 29th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Avon High School

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Rank History for all students at Avon High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 80.99 12th 176 93.2%
2008 78.31 28th 176 84.1%
2009 79.94 19th 176 89.2%
2010 80.47 15th 186 91.9%
2011 80.66 16th 189 91.5%
2012 80.73 14th 188 92.6%
2013 82.36 3rd 193 98.4%
2015 88.63 16th 196 91.8%
2016 93.91 2nd 132 98.5%
2017 91.90 7th 140 95.0%
2018 94.05 4th 121 96.7%
2019 92.01 6th 121 95.0%
2021 96.10 3rd 200 98.5%
2022 93.06 7th 139 95.0%
2023 94.71 5th 142 96.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Avon High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 84.15 19th 175 89.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Avon High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.51 8th 79 89.9%
2019 86.17 14th 84 83.3%
2021 95.78 5th 189 97.4%
2022 86.05 14th 106 86.8%
2023 86.33 14th 103 86.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Avon High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.15 4th 78 94.9%
2019 87.32 12th 80 85.0%
2021 94.68 4th 182 97.8%
2022 92.03 4th 102 96.1%
2023 92.84 5th 100 95.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Avon High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.78 1st 11 90.9%
2021 76.47 7th 28 75.0%
2022 63.40 5th 12 58.3%
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Rank History for White students at Avon High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.43 11th 105 89.5%
2019 86.16 19th 113 83.2%
2021 95.74 3rd 155 98.1%
2022 92.05 8th 117 93.2%
2023 88.70 10th 116 91.4%
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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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Enrollment information for Avon High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 617 12 13 1 1 n/a n/a 0 644
1989 568 13 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1990 518 8 12 4 n/a n/a n/a 0 542
1991 518 6 13 6 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1992 523 6 14 7 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1993 520 10 14 6 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1994 503 12 20 10 0 n/a n/a 0 545
1995 569 8 14 12 0 n/a n/a 0 603
1996 569 8 14 12 0 n/a n/a 0 603
1997 542 6 15 15 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1998 568 6 20 7 0 n/a n/a 0 601
1999 583 4 24 6 0 n/a n/a 0 617
2000 591 13 28 10 0 n/a n/a 0 642
2001 673 28 37 8 0 n/a n/a 0 746
2002 723 28 37 17 0 n/a n/a -1 804
2003 723 28 37 17 0 n/a n/a -1 804
2004 768 23 46 17 1 n/a n/a 0 855
2005 802 25 48 13 1 n/a n/a 0 889
2006 614 16 36 8 1 n/a n/a 0 675
2007 894 28 51 15 1 n/a n/a 0 989
2008 912 33 61 29 1 n/a n/a 0 1036
2009 922 25 68 36 1 n/a n/a 0 1052
2010 941 23 75 39 1 n/a n/a 0 1079
2011 927 28 66 53 0 6 10 0 1090
2012 931 32 80 45 1 5 20 0 1114
2013 870 34 96 53 1 4 25 0 1083
2014 835 37 94 59 1 1 30 0 1057
2015 786 42 113 65 2 0 43 0 1051
2016 769 39 122 67 3 0 38 0 1038
2017 763 43 122 55 3 0 38 0 1024
2018 730 47 134 55 2 0 43 0 1011
2019 679 40 142 55 2 0 33 0 951
2020 658 48 153 60 1 0 37 0 957
2021 634 53 166 65 1 0 38 0 957
2022 615 55 184 65 1 0 35 0 955
2023 567 55 182 79 0 0 38 2 923

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 Avon High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 644 54.0 11.9 n/a
1989 595 53.0 11.2 n/a
1990 542 56.5 9.5 n/a
1991 543 54.5 9.9 n/a
1992 550 51.3 10.7 0.9
1993 550 50.1 11.0 0
1994 545 49.8 10.9 1.3
1995 603 51.4 11.7 1.7
1996 603 51.4 11.7 1.7
1997 578 51.8 11.2 0.9
1998 601 52.6 11.4 0.2
1999 617 52.8 11.7 0.8
2000 642 52.7 12.2 1.9
2001 746 56.5 13.2 n/a
2002 804 62.0 13.0 2.5
2003 804 62.0 13.0 2.5
2004 855 61.9 13.8 1.9
2005 889 58.8 15.1 n/a
2006 675 58.6 11.5 2.1
2007 989 61.0 16.2 2
2008 1036 70.6 14.7 1.8
2009 1052 79.8 14.2 2.8
2010 1079 72.9 14.7 3.3
2011 1090 78.4 13.8 5
2012 1114 78.1 14.2 5.5
2013 1083 79.5 13.6 6.2
2014 1057 81.5 12.9 6.8
2015 1051 83.0 12.6 6.2
2016 1038 81.0 12.8 6.3
2017 1024 80.1 12.7 5.2
2018 1011 83.6 12.0 4.6
2019 951 77.6 12.2 8.8
2020 957 77.6 12.3 10.3
2021 957 79.5 12.0 8.4
2022 955 79.2 12.0 10.6
2023 923 85.9 10.7 11.2

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 Avon High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 644 54.0 11.9 n/a
1989 595 53.0 11.2 n/a
1990 542 56.5 9.5 n/a
1991 543 54.5 9.9 n/a
1992 550 51.3 10.7 0.9
1993 550 50.1 11.0 0
1994 545 49.8 10.9 1.3
1995 603 51.4 11.7 1.7
1996 603 51.4 11.7 1.7
1997 578 51.8 11.2 0.9
1998 601 52.6 11.4 0.2
1999 617 52.8 11.7 0.8
2000 642 52.7 12.2 1.9
2001 746 56.5 13.2 n/a
2002 804 62.0 13.0 2.5
2003 804 62.0 13.0 2.5
2004 855 61.9 13.8 1.9
2005 889 58.8 15.1 n/a
2006 675 58.6 11.5 2.1
2007 989 61.0 16.2 2
2008 1036 70.6 14.7 1.8
2009 1052 79.8 14.2 2.8
2010 1079 72.9 14.7 3.3
2011 1090 78.4 13.8 5
2012 1114 78.1 14.2 5.5
2013 1083 79.5 13.6 6.2
2014 1057 81.5 12.9 6.8
2015 1051 83.0 12.6 6.2
2016 1038 81.0 12.8 6.3
2017 1024 80.1 12.7 5.2
2018 1011 83.6 12.0 4.6
2019 951 77.6 12.2 8.8
2020 957 77.6 12.3 10.3
2021 957 79.5 12.0 8.4
2022 955 79.2 12.0 10.6
2023 923 85.9 10.7 11.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Avon High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $18,396
2019 $19,651
2020 $19,761
2021 $21,253

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Avon High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 6th of 121 High schoolsRanks 5th of 142 High schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Avon High School)84.383
 1.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Avon School District)8483
 1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.652.4
 9.2%
11th Grade Math (Avon High School)73.469.7
 3.7%
   11th Grade Math (Avon School District)72.769.7
 3%
   11th Grade Math (Connecticut)40.634.1
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students951923
 2.9%
African American4055
 37.5%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian142182
 28.2%
Hispanic5579
 43.6%
Pacific Islander00
White679567
 16.5%
Two or More Races3338
 15.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.8%11.2%
 2.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Avon High School

Avon High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Pine Grove School
Elementary : Roaring Brook School
Middle : Avon Middle School
Middle : Thompson Brook School

Students at Avon High School are 61% White, 20% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 6% African American, 4% Two or more races.

Yes! Avon High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 5th of 143 Connecticut high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 923 students attended Avon High School.


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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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