West Haven High School

5 reviews
1 Mcdonough Plz
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 937-4360

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This school is terrible. Most of the teachers have absolutely no control over their classes. For example, during my sophomore year, a boy was bullied by another kid every day in class. The teacher was aware of the situation and did nothing to help. The situation eventually escalated into physical violence. During my time there, bomb threats and fights happened regularly. Students in academic classes were often so loud and disruptive that my average day would end with a throbbing migraine. This all leaves the students and many of the teachers apathetic and disenfranchised (though I did have a handful of quality teachers during my time there). I genuinely hope that this place can make some serious changes. The kids attending WHHS are being done a massive disservice.
Posted by a teacher on 4/10/2019
the best time in real life to experience challenges with people of your own age group. when you will be able to drive a car, go to work/apartment life. the better half will choose college and start a life in managing other peoples lives with a degree to teach,administer health advise become lawyers.all this from those first four years in high school.
Posted by a parent on 10/10/2013
I was a student from west haven high and I just left cause i had to move. I was in the Alternative program and is was the best thing that could've happened. I went from being in regular classes, failing, not understanding, to the alternative program and getting honors and staying out of trouble. This school looks run down but it makes up for it with wonderful teachers who made my experience here excellent. I will never forget my teachers cause they all helped me so much. They went above and beyond to help me with school and i never would've made it without them!!
Posted by a student on 4/13/2013
I am a current Junior at West Haven High. I personally have had a great educational experience. I believe that if you are determined to succeed in life, get a degree, and high paying job, west haven high may be the school for you. There are security guards and officers there to ensure student safety. There has never been a bomb threat here for a long time. West haven high is all about achieving excellence and pride and you an do soooo many things other schools cant allow you to do. For ex: You can do band AND chess AND soccer. The teachers are flexible and everything is great academic. The school has awareness groups for bullying and teens suffering from depression. This school has shaped me into the mature person I am today. And because of the great educational experience and college links I have gotten over the years, I can not wait to start college next fall of 2014 and continue my experience.
Posted by a student on 2/2/2013
West Haven High School has a incredible history of close to 150 years. Unfortunetly as a public school it has been caught up in the degradation of schools by unions, local, state, and national politics, My family has had six generations walk through it halls. If the school could disassociate itself from all outside influence and run itself like a private prep school it would become the envy of the state. There is still incredable pride in West Haven by residents but these parents by in large send their children to private or New Haven Schools like I did. I only wish I could have home schooled my kids. I will with my grandchildren.
Posted by a community member on 10/24/2012
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West Haven schools - West Haven High School is located at 1 Mcdonough Plz, West Haven CT 06516. West Haven High School is in the West Haven School District. West Haven High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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