Staples High School

70 North Ave.
Westport, CT 06880
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 1,714 students in grades 9-12, Staples High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 92% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,714 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : ≥99% (Top 1% in CT)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 76% (Top 5%)
  • : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Staples High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Staples High School's student population of 1,714 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 149 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,714 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
149 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Staples High School ranks within the top 5% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Staples High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CT)
#16 out of 940 schools
(Top 5%)
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76%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Staples High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
92%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Staples High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Staples High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Staples High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
2%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Staples High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
81%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Staples High School and the percentage of White public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
0.34
This chart display the diversity score of Staples High School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥99%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Staples High School and public school graduation rate of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Staples High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Staples High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Staples High School's ranking?
Staples High School is ranked #16 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Staples High School often compared to?
Staples High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like New Canaan High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
76% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 92% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Staples High School?
The graduation rate of Staples High School is 99%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend Staples High School?
1,714 students attend Staples High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Staples High School students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Staples High School?
Staples High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Staples High School offer ?
Staples High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Staples High School part of?
Staples High School is part of Westport School District.

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Date
Last Day of School
June 14, 2024 (Friday)

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5   10/1/2011
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,714 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 76% (Top 5%)
  • : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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