School Details

Wilbur Cross High School

181 Mitchell Dr, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-8728

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1284 students 12 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wilbur Cross High School is a public high school in New Haven. 1,284 students attend Wilbur Cross High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 82% of the 1,284 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wilbur Cross High School is 12:1. Cedarhurst School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 46% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that are school is the best school in new haven it is better then the other schools we have more kids and it is a safe and well learning place for every one!!

  • (10 years ago)

    HI. I went to Cross and it was the best! WC in the '03 what!?

  • (11 years ago)

    Wilbur Cross is a caring community. The diversity makes the school stand out and allows the students to embrace outside cultures. The teachers are patient and are always willing to help. Cross has a lot to offer and the students tackle the oppportunity. It's a warm environment. The administrators develop an inside bond with the students that has a great outcome. It's a great school. I loved it. There was always someone to talk to when I needed. You leave the High School with self value and life long qualities.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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