Newtown High School

12 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, CT 06482

How Good is Newtown High School?

Report Card

NA Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
NA Overall Grade

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.

Academics Grade NA
Test Performance N/A
AP/IB Participation Very Good
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

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+.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


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.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A


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.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,684
Minority Students 175
Diversity Index 12
Students with Disablities 134
Economically Disadvantaged 8%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

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

Newtown High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Newtown High School? 1684 students.
  • Is Newtown High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of N/A, which means it is N/A when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Newtown High School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Newtown High School? The school's number is (203) 426-7646. You can visit their website at
  • Where is Newtown High School? 12 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, Connecticut 06482

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Masuk High School
1014 Monroe Tpke. Monroe, CT 06468
Bethel High School
300 Whittlesey Dr Bethel, CT 06801
Oxford High School
61 Quaker Farms Rd Oxford, CT 06478
Brookfield High School
45 Long Meadow Hill Rd Brookfield, CT 06804
Joel Barlow High School
100 Black Rock Tpke. Redding, CT 06896