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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,765 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
55 Strawberry Hill Ave
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone
(203) 977-4223

Stamford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1110
434 responses
Average ACT
29
85 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$102,746
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,650
National
$949
Median Home Value
$424,951
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.33 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Think Pink (raised money for breast cancer)
    18%
  • Sport games
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Early dismissals
    12%
  • School plays
    11%
  • No school
    7%
  • Most of the students loves the school talent shows
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,765
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,858
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 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
$21,376/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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I'm proud of the caring and intelligent students & staff at SHS. SHS has 22 AP courses and has more Early College Experience UCONN courses than any other school in the state. The school is introducing a college dual enrollment program fall 2017 and and international baccalaureate diploma program in fall 2018. The Round Table is an award winning online publication that everyone wants to be a part of. Volleyball, hockey and basketball have won state championships in last 2 years. SPS teacher of the year is from SHS and band played at West Point and Citi Field (Mets) last year! The students and staff have raised over 40k for charity over the last 4 years through the annual Pink Out event. The school is being continually upgraded and repaired and the school culture and climate is positive; SHS is a wonderful place to be!
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Stamford high is probably the best high school in Stamford. Maybe not the best high school in general but we have spirit and not only that but we have a good athletic program. Our academics are average, because I wont lie our teachers aren't the best. Student life at Shs is alright because we get a lot of freedom but it also effects our attendance. If you're moving to Stamford I recommend this school for your teens.
Over the last four years, I have has great teachers and staff that have helped guide me to be ready for college. They have taught me life long lessons, such as how to make connections with people, use my resources and communicating. One thing that I would fix is the way that the classrooms are set up, I wish they were move of a "comfortable" environment so it would be an easier place for students to learn.