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
34 Farms Village Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Telephone
(860) 658-0451

Simsbury High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1260
393 responses
Average ACT
30
70 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Prom
    20%
  • Pep Rally
    15%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Homecoming Game
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Basketball Games
    6%
  • Drama Department theater productions
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,450
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,433/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Overall, my experience at Simsbury High School was extreamly positive. Coming in as a new student my freshman year, I had absolutley no trouble making friends and getting to know people. Everyone here is so accepting and willing to help each other.
My only problem with the high school is money management. As a result of the recent Connecticut budget-cuts, 15 teachers were laid off and the Chinese program took a huge hit. However, the school was still able to start a new program where they provide chromebooks to each and every student. Although the idea behind this program is great, most students already have better computers at home, and the chromebook system that we had implemented before worked just as well. This would be an incredible program if it were optional for those students who need programs or implemented in another less-fortunate school system- and many students agree.
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Simsbury High School is academically competitive, and overall, provides a good education. The school offers interesting electives that other schools may not (Biomedical Sciences provided by Project Lead the Way, computer science, auto tech, and a variety of civics courses including psychology, sociology, law, etc.). The facilities are well kept; the custodial staff is hardworking and should frankly be appreciated more than they are. It's student body is predominantly white, and not very racially diverse. It's a pretty safe school. There's certainly room for improvement for the school as a whole, but when it comes down to it, the education provided is worthwhile.
SHS is a very competitive public high school which gives immense and numerous opportunities to its students. They place a premium here on college admissions and test scores as well as AP classes. As such, students are high achievers in general and the school is known as a "pressure cooker". Most AP/honors students are overworked and stressed to a breaking point at one time or another. Although they are very prepared to go to competitive colleges, many students are stretched far too thin to enjoy their experience. The facilities and resources are unparalleled in many other districts. If you need a tutor you can easily get one for free and there are always computers, cameras, and e-readers available in the library to check out. There is also a great turf athletic field with a surrounding track that is available.