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About This School

Avon High School is a public high school in Avon. 1,090 students attend Avon High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 5% of the 1,090 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Avon High School is 14:1. Avon Old Farms School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 84%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a former student of the entire Avon public school system (k-12) so I have a pretty good insight about AHS. The school has definitely been on the decline in the past few years in terms of quality of education. The reason AHS graduates go onto some of the top schools in the nation is because it's the student's handwork and intelligence that gets them there. Not the guidance of the teaching staff. The language programs at AHS are lacking compared to other public schools in the Farmington Valley region. The music department is actually pretty strong with a number of outlets for students to pursue their passions in. AHS's sports teams are intense and time consuming. As a former triple athlete there were a number of instances where sports had to come before school. AHS sports (especially soccer field hockey basketball and lax) do not take themselves lightly. The AP department is extremely lacking. I felt cheated once entering college that so many students from other schools had been offered twice the variety of AP classes to chose from. AHS is a good school because the students are smart not because of the stellar education once receives from here.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently a student at Avon High School and would like to share my opinion about this school. I love Avon and sad enough i love to go to school every morning. I am not an outstanding student to say the least. I carry a 2.9 GPA and although i do not exceed to the highest of expectations my teachers make it easier to carry out assignments. I am currently playing two sports this year and although i am not participating in band anymore the majority of my friends do and love it. If i could recommend any teachers to get they would definitely be Mr. Lee Mrs. Greenwell (Nebs) and Mr. Tinker. I also hear that Mr. Abrams is extremely good as well.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am the same person who wrote a post in May 2005 I wish to add a bit more after reflecting a bit more on Avon High. I attend the best liberal arts college in America according to U.S. News and World Report with half of my class culled from elite private schools(Choate Exeter etc). I look back at Avon and it is certainly an elite public high school. The teachers are often quite average yet the top students are exceptional. It is the brilliance of these top students that makes Avon a very special place if one is intellectually motivated. Avon produces exceptional scholar-athletes I was the XC and hockey captain myself and Avon does an exceptional job in placing its top kids ay the top schools in the country (Williams Dartmouth Duke Harvard MIT Stanford...). I argue it is the best public high school in CT.

  • (8 years ago)

    I disagree that Avon is the best school in the state. In fact it s quite average. I moved here last year and I was surprised how short Avon High School fell of its outstanding reputation. The school is small which contributes to the lack of course variety and extracurricular activities. The music department is pitiful. The sports teams are nothing to brag about either. The school administration does an... acceptable job. They make sure that their students graduate one way or another. Whether they help students graduate for the student's sake or for the school's reputation is open for debate.

  • (8 years ago)

    The students are competive here. I would argue that we have the best school in state even outdoing most of the local private schools. For the money (your taxes) it far exceeds that of other schools in the area. The community is pritate and upscale predomatly white (as is the school.)Sports teams are lacking as is the math department but we were ranked highest in state for science and our LA classes are well made and stable. Teachers are the best facet of the school. The younger ones are upbeat and engaging. I highly recomend Mr. Hook Mr. Curtis and Mr. Quigly.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academically this school provides more then you need and has a wide variety of music sprots and extracurricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    What a buccolic setting. All the children are above average even the Goths who hang out in the grocery store parking lot on weekends. Very competitive classes provide excellent preparation for future megalomaniacs and insurance executives. Plus the new renovation makes it look like a muffler factory. What could be better? The Bauhaus movement was a mistake deal with it. Still Abercrombi and Filch is on tiny tees everywhere making this the place for my organic accessories - I mean kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    When we moved to Avon we thought about sending our children to private school but one day while driving we discovered there was a high school where children could go for free! also the school food is better then our own my children like it alot. AHS is a great place for everyone in fact we spend our weekends there! AHS would be perfect if they just completed the needed renovations to make the place the new Mecca for public education. In conclusion AHS is great except the principal who on a scale from one to ten I would rate a not so great.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child loves this school. It has provided her with a challenging work load that will prepare her for college. I think that this school has given her the skills needed to survive in the real world.

  • (10 years ago)

    What a great place... Fantastic and creative faculty who challenge kids of all levels to do their best. School leadership is somewhat young and inexperienced---without a forward vision. Former students say they were well prepared for college.

  • (10 years ago)

    The high school has a small intimate community where each student knows one another and looks out for each other creating a safe atmosphere. The English and science deptartments are excellent and we are considered to have one of the best French programs in the state. The math department is not as strong as it's other curriculums though. The school works its students to achieve their best results and students are very competitive about high grade averages.

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