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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.
About Staples High School...
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
1280
517 responses
Average ACT
30
331 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-
Area Feel
Suburban
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Senior internships
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Senior Day
    17%
  • Sporting events
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • 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.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,646
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Staples High School Reviews

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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.
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Staples High School has been a great experience. Staples focuses on college preparation very well. While there could be some more guidance on selecting a college or other things that needed to be done, I still feel that, as disorganized as I was, I was still going to do fine.
The best part of Staples has to be the teachers. Sure, there are some that aren't as fun to have, but there are some true gems that really care about the material they teach and engaging students. The wide array of classes are helpful for finding your passion as well.
Clubs and Activities are great, there's plenty of selection and the ease of starting new clubs is fairly high.
Sports I can't speak of, since I never really participated in one, but we do have great school spirit.
I was a student and athlete at Staples High School. I participated in a varsity sport for 10 out of 12 seasons and took 3 AP classes in my time at Staples. Despite all of this, Staples prepared me for college in an amazing way. Once I got to college it was easy to adjust and the course load wasn't too much to handle. Staples was very helpful throughout the entire application process as well. Overall, I think Staples was a great high school and very helpful.