Newtown High School

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<p>Newtown High School is one of the largest schools in the state with about 1,733 students who started the 2009-10 school year.</p>
<p>In order to graduate, students must earn a minimum of 20 credits, or four in English, three in math, two in science, three in history and social sciences, one and a half in physical education, one in fine and applied arts, and the rest in electives.</p> <p>The school offers Spanish, French, Latin, Italian and level one Chinese. Spanish and French can be taken as part of the University of Connecticut Early College Experience Program.</p> <p>Many advanced placement courses are offered with more students eventually taking the AP Psychology exam than another other, while the AP Spanish and AP French exam each only got one test taker.</p> <p>About 76 percent of the Class of 2009 took the SAT with a mean critical reading score of 534, mean math score of 546 and mean writing score of 535. Among the 414 students in the Class of 2009, 88 percent said they planned to attend a two- or four-year college, with 4 percent choosing to work instead and the others not saying or opting to pursue the military or other schools.</p> <p>About 10 percent of the certified staff in the school have just a bachelor's degree with the rest possessing advanced degrees, including five doctorates as of the 2000-10 school year.</p> <p>The school has a long list of clubs and extracurricular activities with a participation rate of 75 percent. Sports also is extremely popular at the school with nearly half the student population playing at least one of 25 different sports offered. Newtown belongs to the Southwest Conference of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and is the largest school among the 16 teams in the conference.</p> <p>The school was in the midst of a major school renovation project, which began in 2009.</p> <p>The school also offers day care services on site to the public at a cost of $850 a year for supplies.</p>
12 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
(203) 426-7646
  • Fax: 203-426-6573
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:25am - 1:52pm; Sat, Sun, closed
  • Hours: Programs can be scheduled through the website or over the phone.
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