Litchfield High School

Summary:

Litchfield High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Litchfield, Connecticut, with a student population of 234 and a student-teacher ratio of 7.9. The school consistently performs well academically, ranking among the top 30-40 high schools in the state, with 71.2% of 11th-graders proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts and 49.2% in SAT/Math, significantly higher than the state averages.

Litchfield High School stands out for its relatively homogeneous student population, with 83.76% of students identifying as white, higher than the state average and most nearby schools, such as Wilby High School and Torrington High School, which have more diverse student bodies. Additionally, the school has a low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 17.95%, significantly lower than the nearby schools, indicating a higher socioeconomic status of the student population.

Litchfield High School also stands out for its significantly higher spending per student, at $31,325 in the 2018-2019 school year, compared to nearby schools like Nonnewaug High School ($20,726) and Lewis S. Mills High School ($16,139). This higher spending may contribute to the school's strong academic performance, but also highlights potential funding disparities within the Regional School District 10 and the surrounding region.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 14 Plumb Hill Road
       Litchfield, CT  06759


(860) 567-7530

District: Litchfield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
27th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $30,156 Help


Feeder schools for Litchfield High School:

Elementary:    Center School
Middle:    Litchfield Intermediate School
    Litchfield Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  7.9 Help
Number of students:  234

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.8%
Hispanic:
9.4%
Asian:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Litchfield High School ranks better than 81.1% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.13. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.8%), Hispanic (9.4%), Asian (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Litchfield High School is 7.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Litchfield High School is $30,156.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Litchfield High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Litchfield High School 27th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Litchfield High School in the ranking list.)

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Litchfield School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Litchfield School District 30th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Litchfield High School

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Rank History for all students at Litchfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 81.67 10th 176 94.3%
2008 78.97 25th 176 85.8%
2009 77.09 36th 176 79.5%
2010 81.04 13th 186 93.0%
2011 73.76 61st 189 67.7%
2012 83.73 5th 188 97.3%
2013 78.62 31st 193 83.9%
2015 80.15 36th 196 81.6%
2016 82.17 28th 132 78.8%
2017 81.32 30th 140 78.6%
2018 70.78 47th 121 61.2%
2019 78.22 35th 121 71.1%
2021 83.29 37th 200 81.5%
2022 71.61 42nd 139 69.8%
2023 82.13 27th 142 81.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Litchfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 75.88 48th 189 74.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Litchfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.61 16th 182 91.2%
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Rank History for White students at Litchfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.23 65th 105 38.1%
2019 59.27 50th 113 55.8%
2021 75.14 37th 155 76.1%
2023 67.16 36th 116 69.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Litchfield High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 341 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 347
1989 318 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 322
1990 288 n/a 3 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 293
1991 263 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1992 448 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1993 463 4 6 1 2 n/a n/a 0 476
1994 461 9 4 0 2 n/a n/a 0 476
1995 501 8 6 1 3 n/a n/a 0 519
1996 501 8 6 1 3 n/a n/a 0 519
1997 497 11 5 0 2 n/a n/a 0 515
1998 530 6 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1999 573 6 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2000 576 5 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 593
2001 579 2 7 10 0 n/a n/a 0 598
2002 633 1 5 12 4 n/a n/a 0 655
2003 633 1 5 12 4 n/a n/a 0 655
2004 659 3 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 674
2005 675 2 4 8 3 n/a n/a 0 692
2006 553 3 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 564
2007 645 6 3 9 4 n/a n/a 0 667
2008 597 5 9 9 4 n/a n/a 0 624
2009 547 4 14 9 4 n/a n/a 0 578
2010 536 3 13 12 4 n/a n/a 0 568
2011 529 5 6 19 1 0 0 0 560
2012 510 4 9 17 1 0 2 0 543
2013 466 2 11 17 0 0 2 0 498
2014 438 4 10 17 0 0 3 0 472
2015 435 7 7 22 0 2 4 0 477
2016 275 2 5 11 0 1 2 0 296
2017 264 5 3 15 0 2 3 0 292
2018 260 3 3 13 0 5 1 0 285
2019 252 5 2 12 0 5 1 0 277
2020 228 3 3 16 0 7 3 0 260
2021 205 1 2 14 0 7 7 0 236
2022 193 2 6 20 0 4 6 0 231
2023 196 1 5 22 0 4 4 2 234

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 Litchfield High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 347 36.0 9.6 n/a
1989 322 33.1 9.7 n/a
1990 293 32.1 9.1 n/a
1991 267 31.2 8.5 n/a
1992 455 42.4 10.7 0.4
1993 476 41.3 11.5 0.2
1994 476 41.4 11.5 2.9
1995 519 43.8 11.8 5.6
1996 519 43.8 11.8 5.6
1997 515 46.5 11.1 3.7
1998 541 49.6 10.9 1.8
1999 585 50.1 11.7 5.5
2000 593 52.3 11.3 6.1
2001 598 54.1 11.1 n/a
2002 655 52.7 12.4 5.8
2003 655 52.7 12.4 5.8
2004 674 54.9 12.3 5.2
2005 692 52.3 13.2 n/a
2006 564 51.0 11.1 6.2
2007 667 50.1 13.3 4.9
2008 624 53.0 11.8 6.1
2009 578 52.1 11.7 8.7
2010 568 46.9 12.1 11.3
2011 560 48.5 11.5 8.8
2012 543 48.5 11.1 11.4
2013 498 48.6 10.2 9.2
2014 472 48.5 9.7 12.5
2015 477 48.0 9.9 11.1
2016 296 32.0 9.2 17.9
2017 292 32.3 9.0 11.6
2018 285 37.1 7.6 9.5
2019 277 27.5 10.0 22
2020 260 30.0 8.6 21.5
2021 236 28.3 8.3 14.8
2022 231 29.2 7.9 14.7
2023 234 29.6 7.9 17.9

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 Litchfield High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 347 36.0 9.6 n/a
1989 322 33.1 9.7 n/a
1990 293 32.1 9.1 n/a
1991 267 31.2 8.5 n/a
1992 455 42.4 10.7 0.4
1993 476 41.3 11.5 0.2
1994 476 41.4 11.5 2.9
1995 519 43.8 11.8 5.6
1996 519 43.8 11.8 5.6
1997 515 46.5 11.1 3.7
1998 541 49.6 10.9 1.8
1999 585 50.1 11.7 5.5
2000 593 52.3 11.3 6.1
2001 598 54.1 11.1 n/a
2002 655 52.7 12.4 5.8
2003 655 52.7 12.4 5.8
2004 674 54.9 12.3 5.2
2005 692 52.3 13.2 n/a
2006 564 51.0 11.1 6.2
2007 667 50.1 13.3 4.9
2008 624 53.0 11.8 6.1
2009 578 52.1 11.7 8.7
2010 568 46.9 12.1 11.3
2011 560 48.5 11.5 8.8
2012 543 48.5 11.1 11.4
2013 498 48.6 10.2 9.2
2014 472 48.5 9.7 12.5
2015 477 48.0 9.9 11.1
2016 296 32.0 9.2 17.9
2017 292 32.3 9.0 11.6
2018 285 37.1 7.6 9.5
2019 277 27.5 10.0 22
2020 260 30.0 8.6 21.5
2021 236 28.3 8.3 14.8
2022 231 29.2 7.9 14.7
2023 234 29.6 7.9 17.9

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 Litchfield High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $30,102
2019 $31,325
2020 $26,718
2021 $30,156

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Litchfield High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 35th of 121 High schoolsRanks 27th of 142 High schools
 9.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Litchfield High School)80.871.2
 9.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Litchfield School District)80.870
 10.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.652.4
 9.2%
11th Grade Math (Litchfield High School)48.749.2
 0.5%
   11th Grade Math (Litchfield School District)48.748.3
 0.4%
   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 Students277234
 15.5%
African American51
 80%
American Indian00
Asian25
 150%
Hispanic1222
 83.3%
Pacific Islander54
 20%
White252196
 22.2%
Two or More Races14
 300%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22%17.9%
 4.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Litchfield High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 234 students attended Litchfield High School.

Litchfield High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Center School
Middle : Litchfield Intermediate School
Middle : Litchfield Middle School

Litchfield High School ranks 27th of 143 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Litchfield High School are 84% White, 9% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% Pacific Islander, 2% Two or more races.


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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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