Joel Barlow High School
|Joel Barlow High School|
|Redding, CT, United States|
|School district||Region 9 Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
The school is the sole institution in the Region 9 School District of Connecticut, made up of the towns of Redding and Easton, which each have their own public school systems for education up to the eighth grade. The Board of Education acts as its own Board of Finance, and although it reports to the boards of finance in both towns, they have no control over the school budget. Each year a referendum is held on the school budget and must be passed by a majority of voters in the two towns.
For the purpose of comparison with the achievement levels of similar schools, the state Department of Education classifies schools and communities in "District Reference Groups", defined as "districts whose students' families are similar in education, income, occupation and need, and that have roughly similar enrollment". Joel Barlow High School (Region 9) is one of eight school districts in District Reference Group A (others are Darien, Easton, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Westport, and Wilton).
- Charlie Morton (1983-), MLB pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and Houston Astros.
- Adam D'Angelo (1984-), co-founder of Quora; did not graduate from JBHS - graduated from Exeter
- Perry DeAngelis co-founder and executive director of NESS, co-founder of The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
- Brooklee Han (1995 -), Olympic figure skater
- Richie Rude (1995-), Professional Mountain Biker at Yeti Cycles, 2015-2016 Enduro World Series Champion, 2016 Enduro World Series Champion
- Caldwell, Maggie, "Region 9 budget: Redding sees 6.66% increase / Capital items will be dealt with separately", news article in The Redding Pilot, March 22, 2007, accessed March 28, 2007
- Joel Barlow High School Website
- Joel Barlow High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education
- Joel Barlow High School Web page at Great Schools Web site
- Easton Courier newspaper web site
- Redding Pilot newspaper web site
- hello, Redding e-magazine web site