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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 1,885 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% 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
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
459 responses
Average ACT
30
305 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$166,307
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,815
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,087,700
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Senior internships
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Senior Day
    20%
  • Sporting events
    16%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,885
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,299
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$23,035/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Staples High School Reviews

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Attending Staples High School was an incredible experience. The teachers create both an encouraging and challenging environment for students to learn and succeed in. Through various experiences, such as the senior year internships, students are given the opportunity to create a network of connections, witness work environments, and get real life experience in a field of their interest. The academics and experiences at this school are top notch, and truly prepare the students for their future, whether it be through further education or a career.
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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.
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.