Waterford High School

Public 9-12

 20 Rope Ferry Rd.
       Waterford, CT  06385-2894


(860) 437-6956

District: Waterford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
50th of 139 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,373 Help

Feeder schools for Waterford High School:

Elementary:    Great Neck Elementary School
    Oswegatchie Elementary School
    Quaker Hill Elementary School
Middle:    Clark Lane Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8
Number of students:  748

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.1%
Hispanic:
13.2%
Asian:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.2%

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Compare Details Waterford High School ranks better than 64% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.1%), Hispanic (13.2%), Asian (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Waterford High School is 10.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Waterford High School is $22,373.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Waterford High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Waterford High School 50th of 139 Connecticut public high schools. (See Waterford High School in the ranking list.)

Waterford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Waterford School District 73rd of 148 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Waterford High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 75.27 42nd 176 76.1%
2008 71.31 60th 176 65.9%
2009 67.67 66th 176 62.5%
2010 66.11 83rd 186 55.4%
2011 74.82 50th 189 73.5%
2012 77.84 36th 188 80.9%
2013 78.12 34th 193 82.4%
2015 73.55 48th 196 75.5%
2016 69.69 46th 132 65.2%
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2018 73.03 41st 121 66.1%
2019 71.98 45th 121 62.8%
2021 71.33 66th 200 67.0%
2022 66.99 50th 139 64.0%

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

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a student
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Open Quote Now that I am in college I realize how much being a student at Waterford High School has helped. The school truely teaches and prepares you for college and/or the real world. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Waterford High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 782 21 12 11 1 n/a n/a 0 827
1989 738 16 15 13 4 n/a n/a 0 786
1990 668 28 14 11 1 n/a n/a 0 722
1991 628 31 23 9 2 n/a n/a 0 693
1992 595 27 21 12 1 n/a n/a 0 656
1993 586 17 19 10 1 n/a n/a 0 633
1994 632 35 24 20 2 n/a n/a 0 713
1995 613 29 21 11 2 n/a n/a 0 676
1996 613 29 21 11 2 n/a n/a 0 676
1997 632 31 28 16 0 n/a n/a 0 707
1998 658 25 25 22 3 n/a n/a 0 733
1999 691 27 25 22 4 n/a n/a 0 769
2000 732 28 27 23 6 n/a n/a 0 816
2001 743 29 28 17 7 n/a n/a 0 824
2002 810 35 37 20 3 n/a n/a 0 905
2003 810 35 37 20 3 n/a n/a 0 905
2004 852 42 40 26 2 n/a n/a 0 962
2005 883 54 37 35 2 n/a n/a 0 1011
2006 658 38 30 29 3 n/a n/a 0 758
2007 847 54 41 36 5 n/a n/a 0 983
2008 867 56 45 42 3 n/a n/a 0 1013
2009 834 47 50 52 5 n/a n/a 0 988
2010 818 50 51 57 4 n/a n/a 0 980
2011 772 46 52 77 9 0 2 0 958
2012 718 46 51 69 8 0 3 0 895
2013 668 43 46 70 11 0 6 0 844
2014 627 44 51 67 11 0 7 0 807
2015 650 40 52 61 9 1 14 0 827
2016 640 38 51 70 9 0 10 0 818
2017 668 36 54 64 4 1 19 0 846
2018 649 27 52 79 4 3 22 0 836
2019 642 19 52 97 3 3 20 0 836
2020 619 18 46 95 3 4 25 0 810
2021 573 25 47 102 3 4 24 0 778
2022 547 13 47 99 3 4 35 0 748

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 Waterford High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 827 72.0 11.4 n/a
1989 786 69.0 11.3 n/a
1990 722 67.6 10.6 n/a
1991 693 67.5 10.2 n/a
1992 656 67.7 9.6 2
1993 633 62.8 10.1 0.2
1994 713 62.5 11.4 3.5
1995 676 63.2 10.7 33
1996 676 63.2 10.7 33
1997 707 57.4 12.3 3.5
1998 733 57.3 12.8 3.8
1999 769 59.2 13.0 3.9
2000 816 63.6 12.8 4.2
2001 824 66.5 12.4 n/a
2002 905 71.8 12.6 2.2
2003 905 71.8 12.6 2.2
2004 962 68.6 14.0 2.9
2005 1011 62.3 16.2 n/a
2006 758 64.5 11.8 4.9
2007 983 65.1 15.1 5.5
2008 1013 73.8 13.7 6.3
2009 988 81.0 13.4 7.8
2010 980 77.0 12.7 9.6
2011 958 76.9 12.4 9.9
2012 895 73.5 12.1 12.3
2013 844 70.8 11.9 13
2014 807 69.0 11.6 14.1
2015 827 67.0 12.3 13.8
2016 818 67.0 12.2 14.1
2017 846 68.1 12.4 16
2018 836 71.0 11.7 16.1
2019 836 69.1 12.0 24.6
2020 810 75.9 10.6 26.8
2021 778 68.9 11.2 23.8
2022 748 68.9 10.8 24.2

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 Waterford High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 827 72.0 11.4 n/a
1989 786 69.0 11.3 n/a
1990 722 67.6 10.6 n/a
1991 693 67.5 10.2 n/a
1992 656 67.7 9.6 2
1993 633 62.8 10.1 0.2
1994 713 62.5 11.4 3.5
1995 676 63.2 10.7 33
1996 676 63.2 10.7 33
1997 707 57.4 12.3 3.5
1998 733 57.3 12.8 3.8
1999 769 59.2 13.0 3.9
2000 816 63.6 12.8 4.2
2001 824 66.5 12.4 n/a
2002 905 71.8 12.6 2.2
2003 905 71.8 12.6 2.2
2004 962 68.6 14.0 2.9
2005 1011 62.3 16.2 n/a
2006 758 64.5 11.8 4.9
2007 983 65.1 15.1 5.5
2008 1013 73.8 13.7 6.3
2009 988 81.0 13.4 7.8
2010 980 77.0 12.7 9.6
2011 958 76.9 12.4 9.9
2012 895 73.5 12.1 12.3
2013 844 70.8 11.9 13
2014 807 69.0 11.6 14.1
2015 827 67.0 12.3 13.8
2016 818 67.0 12.2 14.1
2017 846 68.1 12.4 16
2018 836 71.0 11.7 16.1
2019 836 69.1 12.0 24.6
2020 810 75.9 10.6 26.8
2021 778 68.9 11.2 23.8
2022 748 68.9 10.8 24.2

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 Waterford High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $19,291
2019 $20,277
2020 $21,150
2021 $22,373

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Waterford High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 45th of 121 High schoolsRanks 50th of 139 High schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Waterford High School)71.469.9
 1.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Waterford School District)71.469.3
 2.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.655.6
 6%
11th Grade Math (Waterford High School)48.838.7
 10.1%
   11th Grade Math (Waterford School District)48.838.6
 10.2%
   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 Students836778
 6.9%
African American1925
 31.6%
American Indian33
Asian5247
 9.6%
Hispanic97102
 5.2%
Pacific Islander34
 33.3%
White642573
 10.7%
Two or More Races2024
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.6%23.8%
 0.9%




Frequently Asked Questions about Waterford High School

Waterford High School ranks 50th of 139 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Waterford High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Great Neck Elementary School
Elementary : Oswegatchie Elementary School
Elementary : Quaker Hill Elementary School
Middle : Clark Lane Middle School

Students at Waterford High School are 73% White, 13% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 2% African American.

In the 2021-22 school year, 748 students attended Waterford 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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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