West Haven school information

IndexWest HavenConnecticutNational
Average Test Scores37%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools1465479,221
Total private schools620724,874
Total post-secondary schools1817,963
The West Haven, CT educational system consists of 14 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. West Haven public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 20% lower than than the Connecticut average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Haven public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Connecticut and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.1% have completed high school, 21.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in West Haven are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in West Haven.
  • 84.2% of people in West Haven have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in West Haven have completed high school.
  • 21.9% of people in West Haven have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Haven

IndexWest HavenConnecticutNational
Completed 8th grade84.2%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%86.9%83.0%
Completed some college50.2%62.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.6%45.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.9%38.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%16.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%4.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.7%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in West Haven (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orange, CT13,94172%45%
Trumbull, CT36,47769%40%
Shelton, CT40,97960%22%
Wallingford Center, CT17,63453%8%
Durham, CT2,68753%7%
West Haven, CT54,97237%24%

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West Haven, CT54,97237%24%
Source: The West Haven, CT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.