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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
Staples High School is a top rated, public school located in Westport, CT. It has 1,853 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
70 North Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Telephone
(203) 341-1210

Staples High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1290
570 responses
Average ACT
31
359 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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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
    B-
Median Household Income
$181,360
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,836
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,152,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Senior internships
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Senior Day
    16%
  • Sporting events
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,853
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,646
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$23,817/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Staples is a phenomenal public high school equipt with every resource and club imaginable. While the academics, athletics, and college preparation are amazing, two flaws that stand out to me the most are: school culture and diversity. College seems to be an overstressed subject at Staples, where it begins to stir competition between peers and high levels of stress and anxiety among many students. In addition, there is not much diversity at the school. However, with all that being said, I think the pros of Staples definitely outshine the cons.
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Staples provided me with an unbelievable abundance of opportunities. Truly, anything was possible. Whether it be play on an inclusive and competitive team, build robots and machines with a nationally-ranked science club, or travel to Washington DC to participate in a mock Congress, the possibilities were endless. Any student can find something they are passionate about here, and can be guided by the amazingly friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive teachers. It has quite a competitive atmosphere, but that only served to encourage me.
Staples is a great place for some and not so great for others. I really loved being constantly pushed by my amazing teachers and taking classes that I might not be fortunate enough to take otherwise. The main downfall for me was how unnecessarily competitive the environment was. Really wish that hadn't been the case as it would have made the overall experience a lot more enjoyable. In the end though, I am very grateful for the education I got. In college, I feel more prepared than any of my classmates and that's due to how prepared Staples made me. Oh and the food really needs improvement for such an affluent town, more healthy options would be appreciated.