Suffield High School

Public 9-12

 1060 Sheldon St
       West Suffield, CT  06093-2078


 (860) 668-3810

District: Suffield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 187 Connecticut High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  12.8
Number of students:  841

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.2%
African American:
3.0%
Hispanic:
3.0%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  11.3%

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Compare Details In 2015, Suffield High School ranked better than 78.1% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.52. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.2%), African American (3%), Hispanic (3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 11.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Suffield High School is 12.8. (See more...)
Compare Suffield High School employs 65.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2015 Rankings:

Suffield High School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Suffield High School 41st of 187 Connecticut public high schools. (See Suffield High School in the ranking list.)

Suffield School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Suffield School District 56th of 162 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Suffield High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 77.24 32nd 176 81.8% 4 star ranking
2008 75.25 45th 176 74.4% 4 star ranking
2009 77.72 32nd 176 81.8% 4 star ranking
2010 71.99 61st 186 67.2% 3 star ranking
2011 73.27 68th 189 64.0% 3 star ranking
2012 77.22 40th 188 78.7% 4 star ranking
2013 78.73 28th 190 85.3% 4 star ranking
2015 77.52 41st 187 78.1% 4 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Suffield High School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

About the Smarter Balanced Assessments: The 2015 Connecticut Smarter Balanced Assessments are new tests and replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in English language arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The Individual Student Report shows a student's achievement on assessments based on the Connecticut Core Standards, which define learning expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Source: SDE: Smarter Balanced Reporting Information

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by a student
Friday, October 12, 2012

Open Quote I have lived in Suffield all my life, but have gone to private schools out of town due to the lacking of academic challenges in the public school systems. In high school I decided to try out the public high school. I lasted a quarter in Suffield High School before I transferred to a different private school because of just how lacking the school was in academics and enthusiasm. The teachers had no interest in helping us learn or succeed. The kids and teachers alike had a bad attitude overall and had no interest in helping to challenge the students or themselves. The kids in the school were very exclusive and had no interest in meeting new people; they'd rather sit in their circle and discuss nail polish and clothing than academics and their future. Many kids came to school either hung over, drunk, or high. The teachers knew this, but decided to do nothing about it. Because of the school's negative attitude it gave me a negative attitude toward learning and I was no longer motivated. When I talked to my guidance counselor about how I felt, he did nothing to improve the situation. I felt like I didn't belong in this unmotivated group of people with no idea where their lives should be going. There weren't even enough places to sit at lunch. Even in the winter my friends and I would have to eat outside due to the lack of available seats inside the school. Even after a just a quarter I was behind when I started in my new school even though I had received top grades at the public school. The teachers at Suffield always assumed the students were up to no good even if they were simply asking to go to the bathroom. There were video cameras around every corner, which were necessary at Suffield High School. There were drug dealers in the school and everyone knew who they were. I told a teacher at one point and she said that it wasn't her place to get involved because I had no proof. Because the high school is not up to par, my parents have to spend money they set aside for my college education for my high school education, not only for me, but for my sibling as well. My parents and I were so disappointed with the school and feel strongly that the high school is not setting students up for success, but failure. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Suffield High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 575 6 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 587
1989 538 15 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1990 540 19 6 1 n/a n/a n/a 1 566
1991 541 17 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1992 529 19 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 561
1993 517 15 13 2 0 n/a n/a 0 547
1994 487 13 15 1 1 n/a n/a 0 517
1995 536 7 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1996 536 7 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1997 547 6 12 0 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1998 599 6 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 618
1999 620 11 10 4 0 n/a n/a 0 645
2000 616 15 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 643
2001 649 21 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 680
2002 660 25 5 5 1 n/a n/a 0 696
2003 660 25 5 5 1 n/a n/a 0 696
2004 762 18 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 793
2005 806 17 3 15 0 n/a n/a 0 841
2006 643 12 2 13 0 n/a n/a 0 670
2007 833 19 8 15 0 n/a n/a 0 875
2008 825 17 6 15 0 n/a n/a 0 863
2009 813 24 14 14 0 n/a n/a 0 865
2010 784 26 14 27 0 n/a n/a 0 851
2011 787 29 13 31 1 0 0 0 861
2012 783 31 17 34 1 0 2 0 868
2013 781 27 20 29 1 0 2 0 860
2014 759 25 24 25 1 0 7 0 841

Test score 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 Suffield High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 587 52.0 11.2 n/a
1989 559 51.8 10.7 n/a
1990 566 49.8 11.3 n/a
1991 565 49.8 11.3 n/a
1992 561 44.7 12.5 1.4
1993 547 41.0 13.3 0.2
1994 517 44.4 11.6 4.1
1995 552 44.7 12.3 3.3
1996 552 44.7 12.3 3.3
1997 565 46.0 12.3 1.4
1998 618 49.3 12.5 1.0
1999 645 52.0 12.4 2.5
2000 643 53.5 12.0 3.6
2001 680 57.5 11.8 n/a
2002 696 55.9 12.5 2.3
2003 696 55.9 12.5 2.3
2004 793 58.6 13.5 2.5
2005 841 54.6 15.4 n/a
2006 670 57.2 11.7 3.7
2007 875 60.5 14.5 2.3
2008 863 64.6 13.4 3.4
2009 865 70.6 13.0 4.2
2010 851 66.1 12.8 7.4
2011 861 64.2 13.4 9.8
2012 868 63.6 13.6 12.0
2013 860 65.1 13.2 11.0
2014 841 65.4 12.8 11.3

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Suffield High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 587 52.0 11.2 n/a
1989 559 51.8 10.7 n/a
1990 566 49.8 11.3 n/a
1991 565 49.8 11.3 n/a
1992 561 44.7 12.5 1.4
1993 547 41.0 13.3 0.2
1994 517 44.4 11.6 4.1
1995 552 44.7 12.3 3.3
1996 552 44.7 12.3 3.3
1997 565 46.0 12.3 1.4
1998 618 49.3 12.5 1.0
1999 645 52.0 12.4 2.5
2000 643 53.5 12.0 3.6
2001 680 57.5 11.8 n/a
2002 696 55.9 12.5 2.3
2003 696 55.9 12.5 2.3
2004 793 58.6 13.5 2.5
2005 841 54.6 15.4 n/a
2006 670 57.2 11.7 3.7
2007 875 60.5 14.5 2.3
2008 863 64.6 13.4 3.4
2009 865 70.6 13.0 4.2
2010 851 66.1 12.8 7.4
2011 861 64.2 13.4 9.8
2012 868 63.6 13.6 12.0
2013 860 65.1 13.2 11.0
2014 841 65.4 12.8 11.3

Test score 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.




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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 State Department of Education.

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