Hartford High School

37 Highland Ave, White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8610

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 600 students 8 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hartford School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hartford High School is a public high school in Wilder. 600 children attend Hartford High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 24% of the 600 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hartford High School is 8:1. Hanover High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my first year at the Hartford High School and I love it here. You'll hear some of the students talk about how bad of a school it is and they aren't getting what they want out of it. But this is because they aren't taking up any of the many opportunity this school provides for you. There are many things that this school offers that others around the area don't. I think if you are able to find what you're looking for and keep going with it you'll get a lot out of this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am going into my sophmore year at Hartford High School and I love it here! There are many different courses and electives to choose from and I love having block scedule (4 classes semester change another 4 classes) There are many opportunities for students whether they are into sports (our teams are really good) drama science etc. I want to go into healthcare and the courses offered as well as the tech center will help me out emmensley. My friends say the same though they are taking different career paths. Students have opportunities to take HACTC courses while taking high school classes take AP classes or take regular classes at their own level. I do not enjoy being in the town of Hartford and my father considered moving but I told him how much I love hartford and how badly I want to graduate from here so were staying. I have 3 years to go but I am sure they will be fantastic because I am attending a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent staff--challenging courses of study and benign setting--a varied demographic which can allow a varied understanding of human existence--healthy dialogues--engaging theatre--healthy sports and other extra curricula activity (debate 'Bees of many ilk'--interaction with other area schools etc. etc. etc.

  • (7 years ago)

    HHS is a wonderful school. My son and I both graduated from HHS. I was more pleased with the guidance office in years past. My sons guidance counselor (GC) overlooked college required classes and we didn t find out until a meeting late in his junior year. He was not able to take one class he truly wanted his senior year because of this oversight. I felt like my son received more support from teachers then his GC. If there is something in question communicate directly with the teachers. The vocational school is great! I can t speak highly enough about it.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a sudent of Hartford High School and I moved here my Freshman year. Compared to my last school Hartford is fantastic. I dont think I would ever want to go anywhere else besides Hartord They offer so many things for their students that its difficult to leave anyone out. Teachers are pretty much always there to help as well

  • (8 years ago)

    I think like all schools it has problems but it offers many advantages to the students. It also has some wonderful and very caring teachers. I agree that parents need to get involved but the school can't force them. The students are also old enough to take responsibility for their education.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from Hartford High School in '06 and I know that since going on to college she feels that she received an excellent education. Her high school classes especially AP English prepared her for college classes meticulously.

  • (12 years ago)

    Our 3 sons have attended several schools over the years but each of them were fortunate enough to complete all 4 years of HS at this school. Our youngest graduates in 2005 our older 2 have gone on to be successful wonderful young men in a tough world. What brought them here is the strong leadership this school has in its administration and the competency of its teachers. A+ ! Respect and an excitement for learning are pervasive here in this school! Fantastic extra curricular choices and winning sports team.

  • (12 years ago)

    When my son graduated in 1989 his one major complaint was that the mathmatics courses did not offer him much of a challenge. He always felt they should have had much more to keep his interest. Overall he had an excellant education at Hartford High.

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