School Details

Old Saybrook Senior High School

1111 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 395-3175

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 536 students 13 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
  • Old Saybrook School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Old Saybrook Senior High School is a public high school in Old Saybrook. 536 students go to Old Saybrook Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the 536 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Old Saybrook Senior High School is 13:1. Oxford Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 88%
Asian 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 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 10% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended OSHS from 1997-2001 then went on to top-ranked Connecticut College (New London CT) early decision. At OSHS I experienced dedication and individual attention from the faculty normally seen only in expensive private school. One AP class I took had only 7 people in it making for great student-faculty interaction. The top 25% of our class by and large made it into very good schools. Throughout the class I believe everyone who wanted to go got into a college. We were encouraged to be involved across the board in all extracurricular activities from athletics to academics to music to mock-trial and I was happily involved in all of these. People were always respectful of others' abilities in different areas. When I arrived at Connecticut College I found myself well-prepared socially confident and in much better shape academically than many of my privately schooled classmates. OSHS is a great public school!

  • (10 years ago)

    This high school is run like a fine private school. The teachers are generally excellent. The principal Scott Schoonmaker and assistant principal Tara Winch are very responsive to the needs of individual students. Extracurricular activities are extraordinary Football players go out for the school's dramatic productions and musicals the quality of which is first rate. Almost 90% of graduates go directly to college; the best routinely get accepted by the Ivy Leagues. Athletics is highly participatory -- focus is on development not just winning. For the academically inclined the school routinely wins Quizbowl debate and monologue competitions. The band and chorus also get high marks and have been invited to Disney World. In summary A great school!

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