Manchester High School

Public 9-12

 134 MiddleTpke E
       Manchester, CT  06040-4260


(860) 647-3530

District: Manchester School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
81st of 139 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,821 Help

Feeder schools for Manchester High School:

Elementary:    Bowers School
    Buckley School
    Highland Park School
    Keeney School
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Middle:    Illing Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.0
Number of students:  1,640

Racial breakdown:

White:
34.1%
Hispanic:
29.1%
African American:
24.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.1%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Manchester High School ranks worse than 58.3% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Manchester High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (34.1%), Hispanic (29.1%), African American (24.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 54.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Manchester High School is 11. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Manchester High School is $19,821.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Manchester High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Manchester High School 81st of 139 Connecticut public high schools. (See Manchester High School in the ranking list.)

Manchester School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Manchester School District 134th of 148 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Manchester High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 46.31 128th 176 27.3%
2008 45.28 123rd 176 30.1%
2009 46.24 117th 176 33.5%
2010 45.95 131st 186 29.6%
2011 48.73 124th 189 34.4%
2012 45.49 126th 188 33.0%
2013 39.37 142nd 193 26.4%
2015 32.92 145th 196 26.0%
2016 29.26 91st 132 31.1%
2017 29.86 94th 140 32.9%
2018 38.10 80th 121 33.9%
2019 38.35 79th 121 34.7%
2021 31.60 136th 200 32.0%
2022 32.37 81st 139 41.7%

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

Manchester High School Test Scores
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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Open Quote As a former student and now parent in the Manchester school district I can say I am impressed by the teachers and the available opportunities the school offers. They are catering to a diverse population and work hard to help our students. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 4, 2019

Open Quote Teachers are great. If your student wants opportunities, Manchester High School offers them: AP classes, college credit, sports. The ratings are low because not everyone has the same background or economic opportunities, in Manchester which reflects on the average test scores. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Open Quote All you have to do is show up to get an A.
Hardly anyone even shows up for class.
Valedictorian here is like a C student at the
HARTFORD MAGNET/CHOICE SCHOOLS.

UNIVERSITY HIGH OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
VOTED BEST MAGNET HIGH IN THE COUNTRY 2012!
(You can only win once) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Manchester High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1565 81 49 20 15 n/a n/a 0 1730
1989 1424 90 41 21 21 n/a n/a 0 1597
1990 1365 69 45 17 3 n/a n/a 0 1499
1991 1265 67 45 25 7 n/a n/a 0 1409
1992 1223 108 51 65 7 n/a n/a 0 1454
1993 1552 173 50 113 10 n/a n/a 0 1898
1994 1469 204 47 121 2 n/a n/a 0 1843
1995 1507 265 56 131 4 n/a n/a 0 1963
1996 1507 265 56 131 4 n/a n/a 0 1963
1997 1462 297 56 126 3 n/a n/a 0 1944
1998 1456 317 70 161 1 n/a n/a 0 2005
1999 1489 328 71 171 1 n/a n/a 0 2060
2000 1427 327 82 190 1 n/a n/a 0 2027
2001 1438 348 76 222 3 n/a n/a 0 2087
2002 1415 378 68 288 4 n/a n/a 0 2153
2003 1415 378 68 288 4 n/a n/a 0 2153
2004 1443 396 73 300 5 n/a n/a 0 2217
2005 1436 431 83 302 6 n/a n/a 0 2258
2006 1125 368 75 248 2 n/a n/a 0 1818
2007 1280 453 100 340 3 n/a n/a 0 2176
2008 1196 426 93 358 4 n/a n/a 0 2077
2009 1140 401 106 383 7 n/a n/a 0 2037
2010 1036 413 110 411 8 n/a n/a 0 1978
2011 955 406 111 393 10 0 12 0 1887
2012 886 390 104 370 7 0 22 0 1779
2013 803 376 104 369 5 0 36 0 1693
2014 759 346 104 354 5 1 50 0 1619
2015 668 324 113 363 4 2 52 0 1526
2016 624 320 119 400 4 2 65 0 1534
2017 601 357 125 396 6 2 68 0 1555
2018 573 369 130 403 6 1 73 0 1555
2019 562 399 128 452 9 1 77 0 1628
2020 546 403 127 443 10 2 66 0 1597
2021 560 399 122 477 12 2 68 0 1640

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 Manchester High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1730 105.0 16.4 n/a
1989 1597 102.2 15.6 n/a
1990 1499 97.7 15.3 n/a
1991 1409 96.3 14.6 n/a
1992 1454 93.0 15.6 4.7
1993 1898 113.9 16.7 0.4
1994 1843 121.3 15.2 10.7
1995 1963 122.7 16.0 13.1
1996 1963 122.7 16.0 13.1
1997 1944 125.7 15.5 12.5
1998 2005 124.0 16.2 12
1999 2060 131.7 15.6 15.4
2000 2027 136.0 14.9 17.8
2001 2087 137.8 15.1 n/a
2002 2153 144.5 14.9 23.1
2003 2153 144.5 14.9 23.1
2004 2217 147.0 15.1 23.5
2005 2258 126.0 17.9 n/a
2006 1818 133.7 13.6 39.1
2007 2176 138.8 15.7 27.9
2008 2077 154.7 13.4 28.2
2009 2037 164.1 13.4 37.8
2010 1978 157.4 12.5 42.6
2011 1887 154.8 12.1 46.1
2012 1779 157.6 11.2 51.7
2013 1693 155.3 10.9 49.6
2014 1619 153.8 10.5 51.4
2015 1526 161.0 9.4 51.7
2016 1534 140.0 10.9 51.4
2017 1555 138.3 11.2 48.6
2018 1555 147.0 10.5 48.6
2019 1628 137.1 11.8 56.5
2020 1597 145.1 11.0 59.9
2021 1640 149.0 11.0 54.1

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 Manchester High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1730 105.0 16.4 n/a
1989 1597 102.2 15.6 n/a
1990 1499 97.7 15.3 n/a
1991 1409 96.3 14.6 n/a
1992 1454 93.0 15.6 4.7
1993 1898 113.9 16.7 0.4
1994 1843 121.3 15.2 10.7
1995 1963 122.7 16.0 13.1
1996 1963 122.7 16.0 13.1
1997 1944 125.7 15.5 12.5
1998 2005 124.0 16.2 12
1999 2060 131.7 15.6 15.4
2000 2027 136.0 14.9 17.8
2001 2087 137.8 15.1 n/a
2002 2153 144.5 14.9 23.1
2003 2153 144.5 14.9 23.1
2004 2217 147.0 15.1 23.5
2005 2258 126.0 17.9 n/a
2006 1818 133.7 13.6 39.1
2007 2176 138.8 15.7 27.9
2008 2077 154.7 13.4 28.2
2009 2037 164.1 13.4 37.8
2010 1978 157.4 12.5 42.6
2011 1887 154.8 12.1 46.1
2012 1779 157.6 11.2 51.7
2013 1693 155.3 10.9 49.6
2014 1619 153.8 10.5 51.4
2015 1526 161.0 9.4 51.7
2016 1534 140.0 10.9 51.4
2017 1555 138.3 11.2 48.6
2018 1555 147.0 10.5 48.6
2019 1628 137.1 11.8 56.5
2020 1597 145.1 11.0 59.9
2021 1640 149.0 11.0 54.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Manchester High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $393 (1.9%) $20,453 (98.1%) $20,846
2019 $412 (2.1%) $19,409 (97.9%) $19,821

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Manchester 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 79th of 121 High schoolsRanks 81st of 139 High schools
 7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Manchester High School)50.942.3
 8.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Manchester School District)49.741.6
 8.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.655.6
 6%
11th Grade Math (Manchester High School)31.821.8
 10%
   11th Grade Math (Manchester School District)30.921.4
 9.5%
   11th Grade Math (Connecticut)40.634.8
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students16281640
 0.7%
African American399399
American Indian912
 33.3%
Asian128122
 4.7%
Hispanic452477
 5.5%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
Two or More Races7768
 11.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.5%54.1%
 2.4%




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