Read what parents are saying about Newington High School
Great School! THANK YOU to the wonderful staffs at NHS for working really hard with my son to ensure he succeeds. I pray the upcoming school year goes as smooth as it can go. It really takes a village to ensure my son succeeds, THANK YOU all!!!
Posted by a parent on 8/10/2017
I was a student here and I was pretty happy with the teaching quality after coming from a different location. Definitely helped me get into STEM by giving my a solid background in math.
Posted by a student on 1/18/2017
Great School with great teacher involvement I always receive email responses when reaching out to teachers or administrators. The schools goes above and beyond they offer free math help during and after school. The music/chorus dept / teacher is amazing. There is a wide selection of courses and clubs and just this year students can earn college credits for free apparently.
Posted by a parent on 9/6/2016
Newington High School, overall, is an extraordinary school. Having experience in other towns in the state, this high school offers many great courses and extracurricular activities I did not see in other towns. Personally, I believe that the majority of the staff are very well prepared and helpful. Most students show effort and determination to succeed. The students in the Newington Public School system, I find, very receptive and welcoming to newcomers. There are a few things that could be worked on, though. The process of filtering into AP classes really needs some improvement, the changing testing program could also use some stability, perhaps some minor superficial improvements throughout the building could also be made, and better trained staff would be nice to have in some parts of athletics. But other than that, I find it very hard to look for other areas to improve upon. Again, a great school overall.
Posted by a student on 4/15/2014
During my time at Newington High School I was emotionally bullied by both the students and teachers. Some teachers no longer work at the school and have retired but this behavior was still aloud. I have severe learning disabilities that were discovered IN COLLEGE. While at Newington High i was called lazy, ridiculed for not understanding things in class. Such as algebra and english, even some elective courses were a nightmare. Concert choir for example, should have been called embarrassment 101. I never gave up and kept trying with many tutors and after school help but still I hardly graduated. How a single teacher in this entire school couldn't see my struggle as something wrong and not that I was "dumb and lazy" still blows my mind. When I had to go back to Newington High to request my transcript, I will never forget the look on the guidance counselors face as she said "You are applying to college!?" She always said I would never get in and not to bother applying. I did get in and then I transferred to a much better University in Boston. If I still lived in this town and actually had children they would be sent to private 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.
Newington schools - Newington High School is located at 605 Willard Avenue, Newington CT 06111. Newington High School is in the Newington School District. Newington High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.