School Details

Griswold High School

267 Slater Ave, Griswold, CT 06351
(860) 376-7640
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 709 students 13 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

30%
30%
49%
32%
32%
48%
47%
47%
47%
52%
52%
63%

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
  • Griswold Public Schools average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Griswold High School is a public high school in Griswold. 709 students go to Griswold High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 22% of the 709 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Griswold High School is 13:1. Community Connection - the Big Picture High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 90%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I currently attend GHS as a junior. I chose to come here being from a neighboring town and I think I made the best choice! We're not the best school in the state by any means academically but you won't find a nicer bunch of people. The teachers are great the students are friendly and I have never felt uncomfortable or out of place. It feels like family. There are plenty of opportunities both in academics and activities but you will have to search for them a bit. We have a bunch of different art and tech classes in a variety of disciplines (everything from CAD to sewing to chorus) and I've found all my academic classes engaging. You can also take classes with VHS. There aren't a lot of clubs but you are likely to find something you like if you search. The one thing I don't really like is that all the clubs meet at the same time during school on Fridays and so it is difficult to join more than one. The school spirit here is almost palpable especially around homecoming and the massive spring musical. My advice to those looking at GHS -Actually read the Program of Studies. If you don't you will miss out on a lot. -Just give us a try! We don't bite too much promise.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been in Griswold since Kindergarten and the expectations of Griswold are high and this is a great assest to your education. Education in life is important and this is where it all begins. Reach for a goal and then maybe your expectations in education and life may change. Best of luck.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've moved around a lot and have been to many other schools before. I am disastified by the academic expectations and limited courses at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm no parent. I'm a student. And I am telling you all right now. Griswold whither we have lower test scores then other schools we really do have great facilities and dedicated teachers there for us. My grades greatly improve each year because the dedication from the teachers are getting higher and higher. And this is coming from a junior in Griswold. Its a great experience lots of outside fun things to do like sports music art cooking sewing etc. We have a great music department awesome teachers cafeteria staff guidance counselors principles. And homecoming is the one event you can see that with Griswold's students general discipline we pull of a great event! I give Griswold 5 stars any day. Because you are treated like you are at home like a family. At least in my eyes.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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