A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Newtown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sandy Hook, CT. It has 1,738 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
12 Berkshire Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Telephone
(203) 426-7646

Newtown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1220
372 responses
Average ACT
28
155 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Prom
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Senior Night
    18%
  • Sport Events
    16%
  • Spring Musical
    13%
  • Poetry Out Loud
    1%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,738
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 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
$19,444/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Newtown High School Reviews

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The academics were excellent. For the most part, all my teachers were very knowledgeable and helpful. The counseling department did a very good job guiding me through the college process, and I feel confident in the education I received. I always brought lunch from home, so this didn't really affect me, but I know that the cafeteria food was awful all around. Few lunches went by without someone complaining at least once. Newtown was always very good with sports, and students were always enthusiastic about home football games. I think it was harder than it needed to be to start a club, and there were a few to many restrictions on them.
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What I liked about Newtown High School is that most of the teachers and staff are really down to Earth and want the students to succeed. A lot of them understand what it is like to be a high school student and want to make the experience more enjoyable while still making it challenging. What I would change about NHS is the strict rules that don't serve any purpose. There are some rules, such as not being able to walk around the school during free periods unless you are a senior, not being able to leave early or come in late if your schedule allows it unless you are a senior, or the overall closed-campus policy where we can't leave and come back during school hours even if our schedule allows it, where they aren't really put in place for a reason and do not serve a great purpose.
The teachers where always available to help and helped to create relations between the students. Amazing school spirit! Not to much to be changed, school was a wonderful experience!