Enfield High School

4
7 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
1561
Type
Public
1264 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 253-5540

Community Reviews

Read what parents are saying about Enfield High School
I had to remove my daughter from this school for multiple reasons, and now home school her.1. Sexual harassment among students. 2. She was failing all classes except one and no effort was made to address this.3. Her depression was directly correlated to this school. This is no longer an issue.4. Students get bused in from Hartford and are a nuisance to the education process, all for a monetary gain. 5. She has been offered drugs many times.
Posted by a parent on 12/13/2019
Absolutely disappointing, heartbreaking, and a total let down. We moved to Enfield to avoid this and it has been a terrible experience. My other children will NOT be attended this school!!!!
Posted by a parent on 6/15/2018
4th year now with kids in this school, overall it’s been a struggle and less than good experience. There are fights breaking out almost daily, teachers that are not effectively handling out of control students, no ACT/SAT prep, these kids are doing the bare minimum and are not prepared to apply for colleges. We had to repeatedly ask for help with the Common Application and ended up just doing it alone. IEP meetings have been frustrating and redundant- without really dealing with any issues, just talking in circles. Lack of communication between case managers and teachers, more punitive than *how can we effectively get this student excited about school?* Also, one of the most disturbing things I’ve encountered is the disrespect to our military service people. My student is an enlisted military member, was accepted into the split-op program with the US Army because grades were excellent and on track for college, but lack of support from the guidance office and in general has been incredibly disappointing. My student was told by guidance to not wear the uniform (which is not in their control )because they didn’t want other students to join a dangerous career.... and the refusal of guidance staff to work effectively with military recruiters for students who are eligible- they have said many times that kids who won’t graduate should join- which is ludicrous! They refuse to listen and be educated on the parameters of being eligible to join...like good grades and multiple letters of recommendations. This is very disturbing to us parents who have college-bound active military members as students.
Posted by a parent on 12/6/2017
I have attended this school for 4 years and it is truly a horrible school! I would like to actually be prepared for college next year, but EHS doesn't do much to prepare their students. Classes are a joke (I'm not saying this because I'm lazy or unmotivated). I barely get homework and teachers do not teach as much as they should. Staff members are OK. The guidance department is filled with very friendly counselors, but can be a real hassle when trying to get things done (college stuff, course changes, etc.). Extra curriculars are a joke. AP courses are a joke (only AP calc seems helpful in prepping for college-level courses at this school). EHS is overall a joke. It is a waste of time because you won't get anything out of EHS.
Posted by a student on 5/25/2013
I moved to this town for the excellence of education and academic standards. A few of the previous reviews from a few years ago alluded to the deterioration of EHS if it could not keep up with curriculum standards and new technology. Yes, it used to be one of the top schools a couple years ago, but who knew things would get so bad so quickly? Facilities are a joke and are in dire need of expansion and renovations. My son says that the science labs are virtually useless. Passed that teachers are great, but more enrichment programs are needed. Snob factor is high, especially in a community where kids are handed everything from expensive cell phones to cars. The term "preppy" comes to mind. Due to no budget increases, curriculum and programs are cut. We need high school consolidation: academic benefits and high reimbursement rates with renovate-to-new facilities. If it does not pass the Nov 2012 referendum, I'm cutting my losses and moving out of town. It's really gotten that bad. Overall, mediocre at best. Teachers need more passion and direction from the administration. Investment is needed for more educational benefits.
Posted by a parent on 7/26/2012

Nearby Schools

Browse other schools near Enfield High School
GreatSchools ratings are based on test scores and additional metrics when available.
Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these schools. Learn more.

Enfield schools - Enfield High School is located at 1264 Enfield Street, Enfield CT 06082. Enfield High School is in the Enfield School District. Enfield High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

Homes with this school assigned