Newtown High School is a high school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. It is in Fairfield County. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1684 students and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.
Due to incomplete data from this school, its overall grade could not be calculated. This school is not ranked in the state or county.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
The academic score for a high school is calculated by comparing a number of data points, such as student results on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Due to a lack of reported data the academics grade was not able to be determined for Newtown High School.
The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing many factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. Newtown High School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. For safety, Newtown High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of A- for this measure.
An overview of the student body of Newtown High School is shown below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.
Below are high schools near Newtown High School. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a full list of schools in Sandy Hook, go to the Sandy Hook, Connecticut schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Masuk High School||A||A||A+||A|
|2||Bethel High School||B||B-||A-||B|
|3||Oxford High School||A||A-||A+||A|
|4||Brookfield High School||A||A-||A+||A-|
|5||Joel Barlow High School||A+||A+||A||A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.