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
Address
12 Berkshire Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Telephone
(203) 426-7646

Newtown High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1210
327 responses
Average ACT
28
139 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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 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!
Review Newtown High School
Newtown High School is a particularly amazing school. It offers a countless amount of educational opportunities to its students and never falters to supply sufficient resources to its attendees. Newtown High School is designed to help students succeed. There are ample chances to meet with teachers when help is needed, there are a wide variety of sports and clubs that students can participate in, there are numerous class types that students can venture through. Newtown High School provides a safe environment for students to not only learn but explore.
Honestly, Newtown High School is at best an okay high school. There were times that I enjoyed going there, and there were times when I dreaded it. The academics were vey good, as well as the teachers and getting me ready for college. However, nothing else about it was really good. Almost every student dreaded the administration (especially Dr. Rodrigue- who is now superintendent). And the school does have some issues in terms of safety and drugs.