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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Stamford High School is an above average, public school located in Stamford, CT. It has 1,743 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Stamford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1120
487 responses
Average ACT
29
102 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$107,020
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,915
National
$949
Median Home Value
$459,514
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
56%
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 128 responses
  • Sport games
    18%
  • Think Pink (raised money for breast cancer)
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Early dismissals
    13%
  • School plays
    10%
  • No school
    8%
  • Pink Out
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,743
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,024
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$22,262/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Stamford High has always felt like home to me. From the diverse population to the broad range of opportunities for all kinds of students, Stamford High School was an amazing experience. It was unpredictable, exciting, stressful, but memorable. As a graduating senior in the Class of 2020, I will always hold the memories of SHS and the friends I have met close to my heart.

I remember as a freshman, I was anxious and scared for the transition from middle school to high school (and I got so lost the first week). However, now I look back and think where all the time has gone. Mr. Manka is the best principle and he does such an amazing job at just doing his job! From the pink out football games to prom, and high school baseball... it's been real SHS.
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In Stamford High, I've made some very positive connections and had an overall great experience. SHS gives students the chance to take as many AP's as wanted and participate in all kinds of clubs. I loved the music department at SHS since I'm part of Orchestra and Madrigals and I see how hard we work. I enjoy the teachers who have taken an interest in knowing about me and likewise. Places where SHS can improve on, is maybe better support for the music and art department, maintenance for the school, and perhaps more college-ready courses. But overall, my experience at SHS has been a very positive one and I'll surely miss this school once I graduate.
I really enjoyed my past 2 ap history courses. The teachers were engaging and really made me want to learn. I enjoyed the teachers in the english department as well as that is something I want to continue in the future learning. The school is clean. The security is very nice. I wish the math department would hire a couple newer teachers, or at least improve the way they teach Algebra 2 and pre-cal in the future. The athletics are enjoyable. In the past years, they have made strides to improve for the well-being of the athletes such as hiring a new agility trainer. I wished they would have kept the Student Athletic Counsel because I felt that gave athletes some power to improve their program. The clubs at this school really give their all to include people and use their voices.