A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    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

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1260
362 responses
Average ACT
30
59 responses
AP Enrollment
34%

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.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Prom
    20%
  • Pep Rally
    17%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Homecoming Game
    14%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Basketball Games
    5%
  • 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%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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.41 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses

Simsbury High School Reviews

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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.
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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.