Lyman Hall High School

Summary:

Lyman Hall High School is a public high school in Wallingford, Connecticut, serving around 930 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Wallingford School District, which is ranked 97 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Lyman Hall High School has a relatively homogeneous student population, with around 70% of students identifying as white. This is in contrast to nearby schools like Orville H. Platt High School and Francis T. Maloney High School, which have more diverse student populations. Academically, Lyman Hall students perform well in English Language Arts and Science, scoring above the state average on standardized tests, but their math performance is slightly below the state average. The school's socioeconomic status is also relatively higher, with around 32% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, compared to nearby schools with higher percentages.

Interestingly, Lyman Hall High School has shown some disparities in the performance of different student subgroups. Hispanic students at the school have consistently performed well, ranking in the top 20-40% of Connecticut high schools, while the performance of white students and students with disabilities has been relatively lower. Additionally, the school has a relatively high per-student spending of around $18,700 and a low student-teacher ratio of 9.6-10.8, which is lower than nearby high schools in Meriden and Hamden.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 70 Pond Hill Road
       Wallingford, CT  06492


(203) 294-5350

District: Wallingford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
62nd of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,061 Help


Feeder schools for Lyman Hall High School:

Elementary:    Evarts C. Stevens School
    Moses Y. Beach School
    Pond Hill School
    Rock Hill School
Middle:    Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.6 Help
Number of students:  930

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.0%
Hispanic:
18.7%
Asian:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lyman Hall High School ranks better than 56.6% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.69. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70%), Hispanic (18.7%), Asian (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lyman Hall High School is 9.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lyman Hall High School is $21,061.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lyman Hall High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lyman Hall High School 62nd of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Lyman Hall High School in the ranking list.)

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Wallingford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wallingford School District 97th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lyman Hall High School

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Rank History for all students at Lyman Hall High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 58.49 107th 176 39.2%
2008 66.17 81st 176 54.0%
2009 64.09 83rd 176 52.8%
2010 62.25 100th 186 46.2%
2011 61.73 103rd 189 45.5%
2012 68.12 87th 188 53.7%
2013 69.76 79th 193 59.1%
2015 75.62 45th 196 77.0%
2016 56.20 57th 132 56.8%
2017 64.30 56th 140 60.0%
2018 56.00 64th 121 47.1%
2019 62.25 56th 121 53.7%
2021 57.65 90th 200 55.0%
2022 71.73 41st 139 70.5%
2023 59.69 62nd 142 56.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lyman Hall High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 45.29 91st 175 48.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lyman Hall High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 55.68 64th 155 58.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Lyman Hall High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.15 58th 79 26.6%
2019 56.72 52nd 84 38.1%
2021 60.38 77th 189 59.3%
2022 59.12 52nd 106 50.9%
2023 54.35 56th 103 45.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lyman Hall High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 42.60 32nd 57 43.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Lyman Hall High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.01 57th 78 26.9%
2019 46.14 57th 80 28.8%
2021 48.95 97th 182 46.7%
2022 57.99 50th 102 51.0%
2023 35.26 62nd 100 38.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lyman Hall High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.83 3rd 18 83.3%
2021 53.72 39th 104 62.5%
2023 52.89 19th 63 69.8%
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Rank History for White students at Lyman Hall High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.91 77th 105 26.7%
2019 51.27 64th 113 43.4%
2021 41.22 95th 155 38.7%
2022 47.80 63rd 117 46.2%
2023 35.16 79th 116 31.9%
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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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Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Open Quote I Love Lyman Hall. I had nothing but great memories made there as well as did learn a whole lot. I especially enjoyed learning from my vo-ag teacher Mrs. Amenta. She inspired me to progress within what she taught me in school when she taught me back in 1996. I did open my own little business called Home Sweet Home Arrangements all due to her and her teachings, inspiration, and incouragement. Even though I hated the bus ride from New Haven to Wallingford; I would love to go back in time and re-live my high school moments again. Also, as one of my English teachers said my junior & senior year that most students constantly say I cnt wait to be done with high school; but you will always say once you leave I would love to go back. I truly never believed him but I find myself often saying I would do anything and would love to go back if I could. Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Open Quote amazing agricultural program and educational facility that prepared me fully for college! (graduated with HONORS!!!) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lyman Hall High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 891 17 8 33 0 n/a n/a 0 949
1989 883 16 17 20 0 n/a n/a 0 936
1990 837 9 24 28 n/a n/a n/a 0 898
1991 871 7 17 20 0 n/a n/a 0 915
1992 883 12 16 21 0 n/a n/a 0 932
1993 936 16 15 21 2 n/a n/a 0 990
1994 997 15 17 27 0 n/a n/a 0 1056
1995 939 18 17 32 5 n/a n/a 0 1011
1996 939 18 17 32 5 n/a n/a 0 1011
1997 944 13 24 33 8 n/a n/a 0 1022
1998 927 13 20 37 9 n/a n/a 0 1006
1999 976 12 24 50 4 n/a n/a 0 1066
2000 964 12 23 61 5 n/a n/a 0 1065
2001 981 25 31 75 1 n/a n/a 0 1113
2002 1021 30 35 91 1 n/a n/a 0 1178
2003 1021 30 35 91 1 n/a n/a 0 1178
2004 1002 27 37 96 5 n/a n/a 0 1167
2005 1066 33 29 96 7 n/a n/a 0 1231
2006 837 33 21 85 5 n/a n/a 0 981
2007 1031 38 19 106 8 n/a n/a 0 1202
2008 1006 35 24 102 4 n/a n/a 0 1171
2009 1001 30 30 112 2 n/a n/a 0 1175
2010 974 29 32 118 3 n/a n/a 0 1156
2011 937 30 37 140 0 0 0 0 1144
2012 916 32 41 138 1 0 0 0 1128
2013 925 31 44 129 1 1 4 0 1135
2014 870 33 47 140 3 1 4 0 1098
2015 850 37 44 153 2 0 4 0 1090
2016 817 30 44 177 3 0 2 0 1073
2017 765 26 39 199 2 1 4 0 1036
2018 818 26 37 186 0 1 8 0 1076
2019 795 33 39 198 0 1 8 0 1074
2020 761 31 42 191 2 0 10 0 1037
2021 719 22 45 191 3 0 37 0 1017
2022 664 22 48 188 3 0 30 0 955
2023 651 28 44 174 1 0 30 2 930

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 Lyman Hall High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 949 81.0 11.7 n/a
1989 936 71.1 13.1 n/a
1990 898 79.0 11.3 n/a
1991 915 78.5 11.6 n/a
1992 932 77.7 11.9 2.8
1993 990 73.7 13.4 0.2
1994 1056 75.9 13.9 6.5
1995 1011 74.2 13.6 7.5
1996 1011 74.2 13.6 7.5
1997 1022 77.3 13.2 6.2
1998 1006 78.3 12.8 4.1
1999 1066 79.6 13.4 7.8
2000 1065 80.1 13.3 7.4
2001 1113 80.1 13.9 n/a
2002 1178 87.1 13.5 1.3
2003 1178 87.1 13.5 1.3
2004 1167 87.9 13.3 7.6
2005 1231 82.1 15.0 n/a
2006 981 87.8 11.2 5.9
2007 1202 86.8 13.8 8
2008 1171 92.1 12.7 6.7
2009 1175 100.2 12.8 8.9
2010 1156 91.3 12.6 11.1
2011 1144 87.9 13.0 11.6
2012 1128 89.6 12.5 11.9
2013 1135 89.7 12.6 17.7
2014 1098 88.6 12.3 18.9
2015 1090 90.0 12.1 20.4
2016 1073 94.0 11.4 20.7
2017 1036 90.5 11.4 22.4
2018 1076 95.3 11.2 22.1
2019 1074 88.4 12.1 27.9
2020 1037 96.4 10.7 31.9
2021 1017 93.8 10.8 30.8
2022 955 90.4 10.5 33
2023 930 96.7 9.6 32

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 Lyman Hall High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 949 81.0 11.7 n/a
1989 936 71.1 13.1 n/a
1990 898 79.0 11.3 n/a
1991 915 78.5 11.6 n/a
1992 932 77.7 11.9 2.8
1993 990 73.7 13.4 0.2
1994 1056 75.9 13.9 6.5
1995 1011 74.2 13.6 7.5
1996 1011 74.2 13.6 7.5
1997 1022 77.3 13.2 6.2
1998 1006 78.3 12.8 4.1
1999 1066 79.6 13.4 7.8
2000 1065 80.1 13.3 7.4
2001 1113 80.1 13.9 n/a
2002 1178 87.1 13.5 1.3
2003 1178 87.1 13.5 1.3
2004 1167 87.9 13.3 7.6
2005 1231 82.1 15.0 n/a
2006 981 87.8 11.2 5.9
2007 1202 86.8 13.8 8
2008 1171 92.1 12.7 6.7
2009 1175 100.2 12.8 8.9
2010 1156 91.3 12.6 11.1
2011 1144 87.9 13.0 11.6
2012 1128 89.6 12.5 11.9
2013 1135 89.7 12.6 17.7
2014 1098 88.6 12.3 18.9
2015 1090 90.0 12.1 20.4
2016 1073 94.0 11.4 20.7
2017 1036 90.5 11.4 22.4
2018 1076 95.3 11.2 22.1
2019 1074 88.4 12.1 27.9
2020 1037 96.4 10.7 31.9
2021 1017 93.8 10.8 30.8
2022 955 90.4 10.5 33
2023 930 96.7 9.6 32

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 Lyman Hall High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $18,534
2019 $18,796
2020 $19,048
2021 $21,061

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lyman Hall 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 56th of 121 High schoolsRanks 62nd of 142 High schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Lyman Hall High School)70.256.3
 13.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)68.257
 11.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.652.4
 9.2%
11th Grade Math (Lyman Hall High School)38.930.6
 8.3%
   11th Grade Math (Wallingford School District)41.330.3
 11%
   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 Students1074930
 13.4%
African American3328
 15.2%
American Indian01
Asian3944
 12.8%
Hispanic198174
 12.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White795651
 18.1%
Two or More Races830
 275%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.9%32%
 4.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lyman Hall High School

Lyman Hall High School ranks 62nd of 143 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Lyman Hall High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Evarts C. Stevens School
Elementary : Moses Y. Beach School
Elementary : Pond Hill School
Elementary : Rock Hill School
Middle : Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Students at Lyman Hall High School are 70% White, 19% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 930 students attended Lyman Hall 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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