Simsbury High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
Simsbury High School Reviews
Review Simsbury High School
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.
After experiencing 4 years at Simsbury High School, I can safely say that although our school has an incredible and admirable academic system, it can't carry the school into the safe zone. This school's apathy, mutual respect for both students and teachers, and the utterly disgraceful variety of diversity sends SHS into the trash heap. No one can get along and God forbid you get in an argument with someone because you will be sent straight to the Assistant Principal's office for being "disrespectful". Do yourself a favor and find a school where teachers and students can be just as close as those students are with their parents, that's where the education is.