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About This School

Waterford High School is a public high school in Waterford. 958 children attend Waterford High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the 958 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Waterford High School is 13:1. New London High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 83%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    To give an update- both field hockey and lacrosse have been incorporated as official school sports. A new high school building was just recently opened in April of 2013. Ceilings walls and bathrooms are no longer falling apart; there is also much better climate control throughout the new school. The new resources for students are state of the art as well. The majority of the teachers here truly care and there is also a good selection of AP and honors courses for anyone to take. My one complaint is the little attention upperclassmen get when trying to search for and apply to college. You truly have to advocate for yourself if you feel as if you need help in this department. With about 900 student however it is difficult for the four guidance counselors to give individualized attention to every student a problem at at any larger school private or public. Overall Waterford High School and all Waterford Public Schools still get five stars their public education system is one of the best.

  • (1 year ago)

    Brand new high school just being finished so the age of the building being a 2013 build makes it state of the art. It will be interesting to see how the students and teachers find the new learning environment to be. That won't be known until next year after both students and faculty get settled in to the new building. It will be better after the old building demolition is completed and then grounds are finished. My oldest daughter graduated from Waterford High School last year and is doing very well in college and that speaks volumes about the effort the teachers and guidance counseling staff's ability to prepare our children for higher education.

  • (3 years ago)

    The building is old with climate control issues and it's falling down (ceilings walls and lavatories). The budget is being channeled to build a new school but basic maintenance is not being done. Teachers are good but how long can they keep positive attitudes and work in decrepit conditions? The curriculum is average and good students are not challenged to excel; the emphasis is on those who are not meeting standards.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm not impressed with this school at all. It has changed drastically since I was a student there. There are some teachers that should not be working around children. I'm vey disappointed.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is one of the best with loving teachers and other member of staff they do all they can do for your kids

  • (8 years ago)

    I would like to see Field Hockey and Lacrosse added to the sports extracurricular activities-a number of schools in Ct. have already included them.

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