NEWINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

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605 WILLARD AVE
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
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Phone: 860-666-5611
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Newington School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 341
  • Number Students: 1364
  • Number Teachers: 130
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9117
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr James Wenker
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (21 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-15
    "Newington High School, overall, is an extraordinary school. Having experience in other towns in the state, this high school offers many great courses and extracurricular activities I did not see in other towns. Personally, I believe that the majority of the staff are very well prepared and helpful. Most students show effort and determination to succeed. The students in the Newington Public School system, I find, very receptive and welcoming to newcomers. There are a few things that could be worked on, though. The process of filtering into AP classes really needs some improvement, the changing testing program could also use some stability, perhaps some minor superficial improvements throughout the building could also be made, and better trained staff would be nice to have in some parts of athletics. But other than that, I find it very hard to look for other areas to improve upon. Again, a great school overall."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-04
    "During my time at Newington High School I was emotionally bullied by both the students and teachers. Some teachers no longer work at the school and have retired but this behavior was still aloud. I have severe learning disabilities that were discovered IN COLLEGE. While at Newington High i was called lazy, ridiculed for not understanding things in class. Such as algebra and english, even some elective courses were a nightmare. Concert choir for example, should have been called embarrassment 101. I never gave up and kept trying with many tutors and after school help but still I hardly graduated. How a single teacher in this entire school couldn't see my struggle as something wrong and not that I was "dumb and lazy" still blows my mind. When I had to go back to Newington High to request my transcript, I will never forget the look on the guidance counselors face as she said "You are applying to college!?" She always said I would never get in and not to bother applying. I did get in and then I transferred to a much better University in Boston. If I still lived in this town and actually had children they would be sent to private school."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-21
    "Even as a student who is only a sophomore, Newington High School is a very good school compared to what I've heard about other schools around Connecticut. The teachers often times are strict and get their point to the students and offer lots of help after school. However, you have to keep in mind that teachers have families of their own and can't help all the time. The Administrative Staff help out a lot. My guidance counselor makes sure I'm doing good in school and will help a lot with things to do with college and will be there for a student. However, if a student is not willing to go for extra help or will not respect school rules, it's very likely they won't like this school. Newington High is advanced, and there are only so many levels of core classes. But there are many electives to choose from and a few levels for some select classes. For a student, they either love this school or hate it. Personally, I love it and would highly recommend it to people looking to move."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-20
    "While it has the potential, very poor communication from the school. One does not make up the rules as you go along. Hiring graduates from NHS as teachers certainly doesn't make for qualified teachers."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-24
    "When you consider diversity and its effects on the student population, it could be that a lack of teacher and administrative diversity that may have a deleterious effect on the student population."
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