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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Newtown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sandy Hook, CT. It has 1,574 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Newtown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1240
603 responses
Average ACT
28
236 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$123,974
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,379
National
$949
Median Home Value
$403,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
  • Prom
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Sport Events
    17%
  • Senior Night
    16%
  • Spring Musical
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,574
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,424
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$20,544/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.79 responses
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Newtown High School certainly has a place, subject, and teacher for everyone. Through my years of experience, I have made solid relationships with many of my teachers as they have all promoted my learning experience in some way. From what I've seen, every student has been able to find their niche here, from theater, STEM, music, art, and so much more. Sports are certainly big here too, go Nighthawks!
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Newtown High School is the best school that I could have asked for. I have had excellent teachers, extraordinary friends, and counselors that have been nothing but helpful. There is something for everyone here, be it clubs or extracurricular activities. Whatever hobby or interest someone has, there are many groups of people that share it as well. Overall, I love Newtown High School!
This school will always hold a special place in my heart. While it definitely has its flaws, my experience here overall was amazing. Most of my teachers have been genuinely considerate and passionate about what they teach, and that is what I think is most important.
I've met some incredible friends and teachers at this school, and the environment is overall very accepting. The people here are what make the school what it is.
The classes are challenging, but they provide for opportunities to express yourself and form opinions.
Overall, I wouldn't trade my experience at NHS for anything, as it has taught me valuable lessons and introduced me to people I know I will have life long bonds with.