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