School Details

Ansonia High School

20 Pulaski Hwy, Ansonia, CT 06401
(203) 736-5060

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 738 students 15 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Ansonia School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ansonia High School is a public high school in Ansonia. 738 students go to Ansonia High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 58% of the 738 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ansonia High School is 15:1. Emmett O'Brien Technical High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 55%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 21%
Hispanic 22% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have to say A Parent hit the nail on the head so much to the point I had to see if I submitted the review. This school is below par but the blame starts with the BOE Superintendent Dr. Merlone. I spent hours upon hours having to correct teacher errors fighting for my child's rights being inundateted with teachers who just don't care. When you bring an issue to Administration you could be you would not receive a call back from the then AP Mr. Wilson - who did such a stellar job the promoted him to Asst. Superintendent!! The schools in this district fail yearly. There's no emphasis placed on academics - if you don't play football you're just another body filling a seat .. It's sad because the few staff they have that think outside the box or truly enjoy what they do are treated horribly...

  • (1 year ago)

    If I could rate this school less than a 1 star I would - the teachers are very young and NON MOTIVATED - there is no thinking outside of the box in getting the students engaged in the learning/teaching process. As a parent that was involved in my child s education by keeping in constant contact with all the teachers I was very disappointed with the lack of response from the teachers. More focus was placed on every little minor thing that the students did wrong rather than positive reinforcement. Teachers are quick to "write up" a student - send them to the office or even suspend them for minor stupid things. The school is trying to change their image by having students wear uniforms - rather than focusing on the way the school is perceived by having students wear uniforms they administrators should concentrate on the actual education these students are receiving. All of the administrators are just buying time until they retire there is not a genuine care for any of the students. As a resident of Ansonia I am embarrassed at the lack of education and professionalism.

  • (3 years ago)

    Its like any other school if you are willing to learn the staff is there for you. A great place with great clubs and school siprit. And there teams are OK too.

  • (4 years ago)

    Its a good school very good. I think its good to let the kids express there selves by not having dress code. They feel comfortable. Dont ever out dress code though.I have fun at ahs

  • (7 years ago)

    'As a graduate of AHS I thought that the school system was good. Granted as in all high schools there were those students that did not want to be there and put forth no effort what so ever. I was part of the honors classes and I cannot give our teachers enough compliments especially Mme McRae Ms Finnlayson Mr Russo Mr Sabulis and Mrs Davis along with so many others. The only thing I wish the school did more with is it's AP and UCONN courses the counselors need to push students toward these options and offer more of these classes for the students to take.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a former student (I transferred out after freshman year). I hated it. The teachers were bad; some told us they 'gave up' on us they did not teach and they had little experience. The student body was full of druggies. I have never seen such a lack of moivation in my life.

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