Nonnewaug High School

Summary:

Nonnewaug High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Woodbury, Connecticut, with a student population of 676 as of the 2022-2023 school year. This school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, outperforming the Connecticut averages on standardized tests and providing an excellent education to students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Academically, Nonnewaug High School ranks 44th out of 142 schools in Connecticut, with 61.4% of students proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts and 44.9% proficient or better in SAT/Math, compared to the state averages of 52.4% and 34.1%, respectively. The school's performance on the NGSS/Science test is also above the state average, with 44.4% of 11th-grade students proficient or better. Despite having a relatively low percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (22.78%), the school's low-income students perform exceptionally well, ranking 10th out of 70 Connecticut high schools in this category.

While Nonnewaug High School has a predominantly white student population (85.36%), this is significantly higher than the racial diversity of nearby schools, such as Waterbury Career Academy (14.88% white) and John F. Kennedy High School (12.1% white). This lack of racial diversity may be an area for the school to consider addressing, as exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences can be valuable for student development and preparation for the real world.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 5 Minortown Road
       Woodbury, CT  06798-0469


(203) 263-2186

District: Regional School District 14

SchoolDigger Rank:
44th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,357 Help


Feeder schools for Nonnewaug High School:

Elementary:    Bethlehem Elementary School
    Mitchell Elementary School
Middle:    Woodbury Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.5 Help
Number of students:  676

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.4%
Hispanic:
9.9%
Two or more races:
2.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Nonnewaug High School ranks better than 69.2% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.2. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.4%), Hispanic (9.9%), two or more races (2.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Nonnewaug High School is 10.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Nonnewaug High School is $21,357.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Nonnewaug High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Nonnewaug High School 44th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Nonnewaug High School in the ranking list.)

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Regional School District 14:

SchoolDigger ranks Regional School District 14 70th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Nonnewaug High School

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Rank History for all students at Nonnewaug High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 73.48 54th 176 69.3%
2008 75.77 43rd 176 75.6%
2009 75.63 51st 176 71.0%
2010 74.61 47th 186 74.7%
2011 75.60 43rd 189 77.2%
2012 74.12 53rd 188 71.8%
2013 76.57 42nd 193 78.2%
2015 68.38 62nd 196 68.4%
2016 76.40 41st 132 68.9%
2017 76.72 40th 140 71.4%
2018 67.30 53rd 121 56.2%
2021 63.61 78th 200 61.0%
2022 57.77 59th 139 57.6%
2023 72.20 44th 142 69.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Nonnewaug High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 47.11 89th 175 49.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Nonnewaug High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 70.72 43rd 155 72.3%
2023 82.70 10th 70 85.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Nonnewaug High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.33 41st 79 48.1%
2021 64.05 73rd 189 61.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Nonnewaug High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.15 50th 78 35.9%
2021 56.69 87th 182 52.2%
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Rank History for White students at Nonnewaug High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.15 76th 105 27.6%
2019 42.43 79th 113 30.1%
2021 41.80 93rd 155 40.0%
2022 27.40 90th 117 23.1%
2023 44.30 69th 116 40.5%
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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

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3)
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by a student
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Open Quote I used to go to this school until I moved away. I can finally say what I think about this school. Nonnewaug is terrible. The students are racist and the overall structure is sloppy and bad. The Internet security system is terrible too... I have easily passed by the security system and never been caught. Drugs are literally everywhere. I have been offered drugs right in front of the school. And I didn't take them. There are fights every year and the school does not know how to deal with it effectively. There was a fight once by my table and all the prinicpal did was yell at the students. I didnt do anuthing wrong but the teachers didnt care. The education is terrible. There are some good teachers but there are too many bad ones. When I went to college, I wasnt prepared with the information required. The electives are very scarce and very limited. The worst school I have been to. Close Quote


by a student
Sunday, April 10, 2011

Open Quote The school is falling apart and there aren't enough teachers. The Agri students are also very racist. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Nonnewaug High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 543 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1989 516 3 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 527
1990 509 2 4 1 2 n/a n/a 0 518
1991 518 1 8 5 1 n/a n/a 0 533
1992 514 7 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 526
1993 526 6 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 542
1994 590 5 7 5 1 n/a n/a 0 608
1995 615 1 8 7 4 n/a n/a 0 635
1996 615 1 8 7 4 n/a n/a 0 635
1997 651 8 8 12 0 n/a n/a 0 679
1998 659 8 7 10 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1999 707 5 5 4 5 n/a n/a 0 726
2000 711 10 7 6 3 n/a n/a 0 737
2001 728 7 12 12 2 n/a n/a 0 761
2002 753 5 15 23 7 n/a n/a 0 803
2003 753 5 15 23 7 n/a n/a 0 803
2004 743 4 14 25 8 n/a n/a 0 794
2005 780 4 11 25 5 n/a n/a 0 825
2006 674 4 9 18 2 n/a n/a 0 707
2007 801 4 11 18 2 n/a n/a 0 836
2008 827 7 9 22 1 n/a n/a 0 866
2009 806 10 9 17 1 n/a n/a 0 843
2010 808 9 8 18 1 n/a n/a 0 844
2011 821 7 7 17 0 0 3 0 855
2012 785 3 8 17 3 1 0 0 817
2013 768 4 13 18 1 0 1 0 805
2014 766 6 11 13 1 0 2 0 799
2015 709 9 14 14 0 0 5 0 751
2016 705 11 16 12 0 0 6 0 750
2017 680 8 14 16 0 0 4 0 722
2018 664 5 16 19 1 0 5 0 710
2019 634 6 14 25 2 0 6 0 687
2020 603 7 11 34 2 0 6 0 663
2021 602 9 10 44 2 0 9 0 676
2022 590 7 9 52 0 0 13 0 671
2023 577 11 6 67 0 0 15 0 676

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 Nonnewaug High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 543 50.0 10.8 n/a
1989 527 49.7 10.6 n/a
1990 518 46.6 11.1 n/a
1991 533 46.6 11.4 n/a
1992 526 49.1 10.7 1
1993 542 47.6 11.4 0
1994 608 45.8 13.3 5.3
1995 635 50.0 12.7 3.5
1996 635 50.0 12.7 3.5
1997 679 52.6 12.9 1.2
1998 684 53.8 12.7 1.6
1999 726 60.8 11.9 3.7
2000 737 61.1 12.1 3.7
2001 761 59.1 12.9 n/a
2002 803 62.9 12.8 1.4
2003 803 62.9 12.8 1.4
2004 794 64.4 12.3 3.5
2005 825 52.3 15.8 n/a
2006 707 52.3 13.5 6.8
2007 836 52.0 16.1 3.3
2008 866 62.8 13.8 4.4
2009 843 66.1 13.6 5
2010 844 63.9 13.2 5
2011 855 63.1 13.5 6.7
2012 817 65.0 12.5 5.9
2013 805 67.1 11.9 5.5
2014 799 65.3 12.2 10.8
2015 751 67.0 11.2 10
2016 750 63.0 11.9 10
2017 722 58.4 12.3 14.5
2018 710 65.4 10.8 7.5
2019 687 61.3 11.2 18
2020 663 61.7 10.7 16.3
2021 676 58.2 11.6 17.6
2022 671 64.2 10.4 20.9
2023 676 64.2 10.5 22.8

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 Nonnewaug High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 543 50.0 10.8 n/a
1989 527 49.7 10.6 n/a
1990 518 46.6 11.1 n/a
1991 533 46.6 11.4 n/a
1992 526 49.1 10.7 1
1993 542 47.6 11.4 0
1994 608 45.8 13.3 5.3
1995 635 50.0 12.7 3.5
1996 635 50.0 12.7 3.5
1997 679 52.6 12.9 1.2
1998 684 53.8 12.7 1.6
1999 726 60.8 11.9 3.7
2000 737 61.1 12.1 3.7
2001 761 59.1 12.9 n/a
2002 803 62.9 12.8 1.4
2003 803 62.9 12.8 1.4
2004 794 64.4 12.3 3.5
2005 825 52.3 15.8 n/a
2006 707 52.3 13.5 6.8
2007 836 52.0 16.1 3.3
2008 866 62.8 13.8 4.4
2009 843 66.1 13.6 5
2010 844 63.9 13.2 5
2011 855 63.1 13.5 6.7
2012 817 65.0 12.5 5.9
2013 805 67.1 11.9 5.5
2014 799 65.3 12.2 10.8
2015 751 67.0 11.2 10
2016 750 63.0 11.9 10
2017 722 58.4 12.3 14.5
2018 710 65.4 10.8 7.5
2019 687 61.3 11.2 18
2020 663 61.7 10.7 16.3
2021 676 58.2 11.6 17.6
2022 671 64.2 10.4 20.9
2023 676 64.2 10.5 22.8

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 Nonnewaug High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $19,056
2019 $20,726
2020 $21,247
2021 $21,357

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Nonnewaug High School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students687676
 1.6%
African American611
 83.3%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian146
 57.1%
Hispanic2567
 168%
Pacific Islander00
White634577
 9%
Two or More Races615
 150%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18%22.8%
 4.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Nonnewaug High School

Nonnewaug High School ranks 44th of 143 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 676 students attended Nonnewaug High School.

Nonnewaug High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bethlehem Elementary School
Elementary : Mitchell Elementary School
Middle : Woodbury Middle School

Students at Nonnewaug High School are 85% White, 10% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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