School Details

Windsor High School

50 Sage Park Rd, Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 687-2020
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1228 students 12 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2013
  • Windsor School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Windsor High School is a public high school in Windsor. 1,228 students go to Windsor High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 27% of the 1,228 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Windsor High School is 12:1. The Loomis Chaffee 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
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 51% 46%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 30% 30%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 13% 15%
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 27% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    The school is a complete joke. So called 'honors' courses at this school are a waste of time were you can expect to learn next to nothing. There are many so called 'gangsters' that attend the school. If you are not in AP courses at this school than you are wasting your time. The school has a strong AP program but the other 4/5 of the school provides a very low education. If you are in AP classes you were required to take so called 'seminar' classes when I was a student here which were a complete waste of time. The 'stair' program is a complete waste of tax payer money. There are many students that take Algebra one part one their senior year at this school. I hated this school so bad when I went to school here.

  • (11 months ago)

    these windsor schools are terrible. they do not help you excel at all and do not care about much but sports.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a parent of two children who each attended WHS for four years and graduated from WHS. In spite of the inconsistencies in administration prior to my son's 2006 graduation he was able to have an outstanding high school experience . . . with commitment a great attitude and advanced studies he was able to get a generous scholarship at a highly respected university and is now attending a top-20 law school. Our daughter graduated in 2010 and benefited from the wonderful changes that have taken place. The principal and administrative staff are determined to provide a world-class education to ALL of Windsor's students. The principal is devoted to the success of each individual student and has hired staff that reflect that philosophy. While no school is perfect WHS is striving every day and succeeding. Students are respectful happy and avail themselves of the many opportunities available to them at WHS. If your student is not succeeding you would be wise to investigate the commitment that you and your child demonstrate for his/her success. So glad that my children are WHS graduates!

  • (3 years ago)

    As a student who is about to graduate from Windsor High School I can tell you that this is one of the worst schools in Connecticut. The staff does not seem to do a good job helping the students succeed students constantly bully other students they focus much more on athletics than they do about other school-related activities and our principle is doing a poor job running the school. I would not recommend this school for any student. If you are attending this school right now I feel very sorry for you.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is horrible. Some of the staff loves to put on a great show when the parents are there like they're doing their job when it is really the opposite way around. An absolutely terrible school!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has shown great strides in improvements of academics and maintining student involvement and reducing any behavior concerns. The principal is great and the quality of teachers are fantastic. Many opportunities for intelligent and motivated students. Any previous complaints within the past year and half are from parents of kids who are not motivated to learn or involved. Stay involved with your childs school and functions and your child will succeed anywhere they go. You do not have to go to a private school and waste your money when your taxes are paying for the public school system. Get involved parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I see some people saying that this school doesnt guide you alot and that it isnt there alot of help. It is true i've never been to guidance to ask for anyhting but this is life how many times are you spoon feed? Really if you need information.. well it's 2009 go on the internet and you take it . They have college fairs that let you speak to colleges representatives but it is your job to find what you want to do as a major Windsor High has plenty of programs for doing so such as TV Productions Cullaniry Atrs AP courses etc. They have 4 levels of courses based on your porformance in MIDDLE SCHOOL College (which may have alot of distractions). Honors (a decent class that pushes you) High Honors (well-behaived challenging) AP (HIGHLY challeneing). This school has ALOT to offer TAKE IT.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is absolutely one of the worst schools in the state - it is run entirely by the students and an administration that feels the need to cater to every student and parent desire. There is no discipline as the administration is out to 'save the world' and refuse to enforce any discipline. If you are thinking about moving to Windsor and have children think again. Low performing schools with low test scores and incompetent leaders.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a graduate of Windsor High and currently very involved at the High School. If you are a graduate and was very disappointed about your tenure there take a moment to visit. Windsor High is back. It has an amazing Principal and outstanding staff. There are some great things going on. There have been many changes this year and it is improving on a daily basis. I give it a thumbs up. Sure there is still work to be done but it is being done. Every school has some problems but the amazing staff at Windsor High is on it and committed to the students who really want to learn and be a part of the community. If you are a parent get involved. Don't wait until your child has a problem. Communicate with the teachers and staff. They are there to help.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a jounior and i love this school and i would recomend it to anyone. even though it is over populated with trouble making kids. you can still get a good education and learn alot thanks to the robotics team i passed the CAPT test since i strived to get that. Thanks Mr. moore Mr. Johnson and Mr bruce

  • (6 years ago)

    Let's be honest. This school is garbage compared to the average Connecticut high school. Piss poor test scores and no discipline. Im happy to be out of there.

  • (6 years ago)

    In the past couple years the school system has undergone quite a cultural change but the schools were unprepared for this change. There are major problems with behavior and the discipline that isn t taking place. The school is basically run by the students and most of the teachers and staff don t seem to care. And worst of all the board of education and especially the superintendent of schools act like there are no problems at all so nothing is getting done. And if you have a problem with anything don t even bother to look for help in this school system. Not even the superintendent will do anything to help you at all. I believe the town could change and bring the schools back to being as good as they once were but they need someone to step up and do something about this.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a freshman and is not happy he will tellyou he does not like the school at all. He went from A's and B's in middle school to C's and D's this year. I have called and e-mailed guidance many times but have gotten little or no help. Only a few teachers seem to care. I hope the new principal next year will make a difference.What seems to be the case is that if you are a high achieving student (high honors) or really low you get help and extras but if you are anywhere in between you can forget it. I wish I could afford private school I certainly can't afford to move at this point.

  • (8 years ago)

    Windsor High has many opportunities in courses and after school activities.The principal does a great deal to improve the school and talks to students. Lots of great teachers so far but some students disruptive behavior can still be a problem in class.Still a school I would recommend for someone looking for unique opportunities.

  • (8 years ago)

    I got to this school and i love it so i am just a freshman. Does not mean anything but the expreince you get out of going here is the best.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a graduate (C.O. 2003) and employee of Windsor High (special ed. paraprofessional-2005) I've seen the school from multiple perspectives. WHS is very good for those who are highly motivated (honors and high honors students) and contrary to others' beliefs for many of the extra-needy kids. The special education teachers have a knack for getting through to a lot of kids who wouldn't make it through school otherwise. Of course some slip through the cracks but that's difficult to avoid. It isn't fair to point the finger at any teachers or counselors in particular. Over the course of my stint at WHS I went through 3 guidance counselors AND 3 principals but I still feel like I came out alright. As principal Anne Ford (despite her recent departure) made the school feel like a safe and friendly place to be and most of the teachers are top-notch as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Windsor High is an awsome school. Yeah it has it's flaws but so does every other school. Contrary to what most are saying the guidence department is a great service if you use it right. The counclors can be VERY busy but once they get to help you it can mean the world. They offer so much support and will go out of their way to help anyone. Discipline wise they have a lot to work on. Yeah i realize that we're by Hartford but that's no excuse. When someone gets in trouble they either under-react or over-react. Some kids are just crying for help but the school looks past that and just does away with them. Change will come just wait. -L

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that Windsor High School needs improvement. It seems to be a good school for children who are motivated but WHS does not offer guidance or help to those who need it most. Many students fall through the cracks and personally the guidance consoulers are the worst with an exception of one.

  • (10 years ago)

    i think our school is great. its VERY diverse. I will always love windsor high school because its like home to me. The teachers are great(for the most part). And every kid in the school just wants to live life and have fun with it and windsor high is a great place for that.... -D

  • (10 years ago)

    Where is the guidance? There does not seem to be any. My son attended Windsor High for 4 years he had 4 different guidance counselors. He never received any support when it came to college hunting. I am sad to say that when it came to making a difference Windsor High School did not.

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