#1 High School in CT and #1 in Fairfield County

Staples High School

70 North Ave, Westport, CT 06880

How Good is Staples High School?

Report Card

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

Staples High School is a high school in Westport, Connecticut. It is in Fairfield County. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1853 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Connecticut schools. Staples High School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 1 for Connecticut and 1 in Fairfield County.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to determine a school’s academics score. Staples High School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
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. For learning environment, Staples High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

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


School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Staples High School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


The demographics of the student body at Staples High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,853
Minority Students 252
Diversity Index 16
Students with Disablities 182
Economically Disadvantaged 4%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, schools nearby to Staples High School are included. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a more complete listing of Westport schools, go to the Westport, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Fairfield Ludlowe High School A+ A+ A+ A+
2 Norwalk High School B- B- B+ B-
3 Weston High School A+ A+ A+ A+
4 Fairfield Warde High School A+ A A+ A+
5 Bassick High School D D C+ D

Staples High School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Staples High School? 1853 students.
  • How good of a school is Staples High School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Staples High School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Staples High School? The school's number is (203) 341-1210. You can visit their website at http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/staplesLMC/.
  • Where is Staples High School? 70 North Ave, Westport, Connecticut 06880

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
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
785 Unquowa Rd Fairfield, CT 06824
Norwalk High School
23 Calvin Murphy Street Norwalk, CT 06851
Weston High School
115 School Rd Weston, CT 06883
Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Ave Fairfield, CT 06825
Bassick High School
1181 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT 06605