A+
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+
Address
70 North Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Telephone
(203) 341-1210

Staples High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
408 responses
Average ACT
30
260 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Senior internships
    31%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Senior Day
    22%
  • Sporting events
    19%
  • Afterschool clubs and concerts
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,854
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$23,035/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Staples High School Reviews

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I am very lucky to be able to attend such an all around fantastic school! The teachers, administration, activities whether club, team, academic or arts is the highest quality anyone can expect from a high school either public or private. All of the members of the high school community are helpful and participate beyond the classroom. The teachers and administration are engaged with the students through teaching, advising, coaching and participating outside the classroom where their passions lead them, exciting the students along the way. The teachers are very knowledgable in their subject matter and use the latest technology to teach us. They are always accessible by appointment, through email or during class to help the students. Overall, the grading is very consistent, which helps to know what a teacher expects from the student. You can really feel how the teachers and administration invests in each and every one of the students, helping us to achieve our best selves.
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Academics- A large variety of courses are offered to meet ever student's need level. In most subjects B, A, Honors, and APs are offered with a few C level courses.
Teachers- For the most part, teachers are very dedicated and passionate about their work. Every teacher has office hours and encourages coming to see them for extra help
Clubs& Activities- While most clubs have been created by students to give themselves "leadership experience" for college applications, some clubs and activities, Like Staples Players or Mathletes, are very serious, time consuming, and respected activities.
Sports- A huge part of the school school and very time-consuming for those who participate.
Parent Involvement- Parents are extremely involved. Most of the teacher and the administration are scared of them.
Diversity- Diversity is almost non-existent.
College Readiness- I do not know a single person that wasn't prepared for the course load college they attended.
Staples High School is a place of great opportunity. They have many academics and extracurricular activities for students. This high school has a variety of sports, and really works hard to keep the children active. Academic wise the students have the freedom to take challenge courses, also the schools try to teach children to their pace. The school environment is welcoming and tries it's best to give the students voice through student assembly and inklings. If the school was just based on the Academic and extracurricular aspect alone then they would score an A+. Unfortunately, the students don't seem to reflect the schools perseverance. There are racial issues within the school, diversity problems, and some issues that seem to be ignored by the staff. If the school was rated on the students behavior, they would easily get a C-.