Staples High School

  • Staples High School serves 1,888 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Staples High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Staples High School's student population of 1,888 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 165 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,888 students
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Total Classroom Teachers165 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Staples High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Staples High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#26 out of 951 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
25%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
86%
54%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.260.64
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Graduation Rate≥99%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestport School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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