Stamford High School

Summary:

Stamford High School is a public high school serving 2,048 students in grades 9-12 in Stamford, Connecticut. The school is part of the Stamford School District, which is ranked 122 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Stamford High School stands out for its diverse student population, with 45.75% Hispanic, 28.37% White, 18.6% African American, and 4.49% Asian students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is below the state average, with only 41% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts, 27.4% in SAT/Math, and 33% in NGSS/Science. The school's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, ranking 5th out of 25 Connecticut high schools for African American students but only 87th out of 116 for White students. Additionally, Stamford High School has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 53.17%, which is higher than the nearby Westhill High School (50.15%) and significantly higher than the affluent New Canaan High School (0.23%).

Stamford High School's academic performance has declined over the years, with its ranking among Connecticut high schools dropping from 70th in 2018-2019 to 87th in 2022-2023. The school's performance is generally lower than the nearby Westhill High School and significantly lower than the high-performing New Canaan High School. However, the school's diverse student population and relatively high per-student spending of $18,552 in 2018-2019 suggest that there may be opportunities for improvement through targeted interventions and learning from the practices of higher-performing schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 55 Strawberry Hill Ave.
       Stamford, CT  06902


(203) 977-4223

District: Stamford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
87th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,530 Help


Feeder schools for Stamford High School:

Elementary:    Julia A. Stark School
    Newfield School
    Rogers International School
    Springdale School
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Middle:    Dolan School
    Scofield Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.2 Help
Number of students:  2,048

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.8%
White:
28.4%
African American:
18.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Stamford High School ranks worse than 60.8% of high schools in Connecticut. It also ranks last among 3 ranked high schools in the Stamford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Stamford High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45.8%), White (28.4%), African American (18.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Stamford School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stamford High School is 11.2, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Stamford School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stamford High School is $17,530. 1 high schools in the Stamford School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Stamford High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Stamford High School 87th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Stamford High School in the ranking list.)

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Stamford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Stamford School District 122nd of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Stamford High School

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Rank History for all students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 29.02 144th 176 18.2%
2008 30.46 140th 176 20.5%
2009 31.71 144th 176 18.2%
2010 32.36 149th 186 19.9%
2011 40.41 138th 189 27.0%
2012 37.48 143rd 188 23.9%
2013 33.02 156th 193 19.2%
2015 18.76 169th 196 13.8%
2016 30.65 87th 132 34.1%
2017 30.27 93rd 140 33.6%
2018 37.37 81st 121 33.1%
2019 44.41 70th 121 42.1%
2021 44.66 108th 200 46.0%
2022 30.96 83rd 139 40.3%
2023 35.29 87th 142 38.7%
See the entire list of Connecticut High School Rankings!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 17.76 4th 17 76.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 45.19 92nd 175 47.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 49.36 72nd 155 53.5%
2022 37.66 34th 63 46.0%
2023 40.82 31st 70 55.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.70 64th 79 19.0%
2019 33.30 65th 84 22.6%
2021 41.70 102nd 189 46.0%
2022 22.17 78th 106 26.4%
2023 25.04 74th 103 28.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 24.97 42nd 57 26.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.16 63rd 78 19.2%
2019 36.47 61st 80 23.8%
2021 43.58 103rd 182 43.4%
2022 27.97 71st 102 30.4%
2023 28.93 65th 100 35.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 55.37 16th 28 42.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.36 43rd 58 25.9%
2023 66.05 5th 25 80.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 63.31 30th 104 71.2%
2022 52.34 15th 59 74.6%
2023 48.52 24th 63 61.9%
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Rank History for White students at Stamford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.33 62nd 105 41.0%
2021 46.70 85th 155 45.2%
2022 47.75 64th 117 45.3%
2023 28.72 87th 116 25.0%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Open Quote WORST SCHOOL I'VE EVER SEEN AS A PARENT DISRESPECTFULL STAFF AND TEACHERS TOWARDS PARENTS AND STUDENTS,THE STAFF AND TEACHER ARE DISCOURTEOUS,UNPROFESSIONAL,RUDE,FAILURE TO TEACH PROPERLY,NOT ADEQUATELY TRAINED TO TEACH OR INTERACT WITH CHILDREN AND PARENTS.IHATE SENDING AND FEAR SENDING MY CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL BUT I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO SEND THEM HERE,MY FIRST CHILD HATED ATTENDING THIS SCHOOL HE FEARED THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF ETHICH,MORALS AND INTEGRITY OF CHERS AND STAFF. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Stamford High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 710 427 47 145 0 n/a n/a 0 1329
1989 701 389 53 144 1 n/a n/a 0 1288
1990 740 368 52 146 1 n/a n/a 0 1307
1991 746 368 59 182 1 n/a n/a 0 1356
1992 730 407 49 210 0 n/a n/a 0 1396
1993 781 463 50 273 0 n/a n/a 0 1567
1994 875 471 51 300 0 n/a n/a 0 1697
1995 957 594 69 366 1 n/a n/a 0 1987
1996 957 594 69 366 1 n/a n/a 0 1987
1997 998 609 64 394 0 n/a n/a 0 2065
1998 912 572 64 366 1 n/a n/a 0 1915
1999 951 628 62 388 1 n/a n/a 0 2030
2000 986 716 62 424 1 n/a n/a 0 2189
2001 943 658 64 380 1 n/a n/a 0 2046
2002 956 646 85 424 0 n/a n/a 0 2111
2003 956 646 85 424 0 n/a n/a 0 2111
2004 871 595 79 430 0 n/a n/a 0 1975
2005 863 595 85 425 0 n/a n/a 0 1968
2006 667 453 67 378 0 n/a n/a 0 1565
2007 801 515 80 434 0 n/a n/a 0 1830
2008 764 492 95 444 0 n/a n/a 0 1795
2009 706 431 95 430 0 n/a n/a 0 1662
2010 713 461 99 460 0 n/a n/a 0 1733
2011 719 507 92 492 0 0 2 0 1812
2012 685 542 89 543 0 0 3 0 1862
2013 675 559 90 620 0 0 8 0 1952
2014 652 560 74 632 0 0 10 0 1928
2015 566 488 71 656 0 0 9 0 1790
2016 552 455 70 628 0 0 14 0 1719
2017 545 442 75 682 0 0 21 0 1765
2018 513 392 95 654 0 0 35 0 1689
2019 581 367 100 647 0 4 44 0 1743
2020 537 342 103 788 0 3 40 0 1813
2021 567 373 105 822 2 2 43 0 1914
2022 586 390 102 841 4 4 45 0 1972
2023 581 381 92 937 3 3 49 2 2048

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Stamford High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1329 128.0 10.3 n/a
1989 1288 123.0 10.4 n/a
1990 1307 116.0 11.2 n/a
1991 1356 113.5 11.9 n/a
1992 1396 115.5 12.0 10.7
1993 1567 116.6 13.4 1.7
1994 1697 121.5 14.0 13
1995 1987 123.9 16.0 8
1996 1987 123.9 16.0 8
1997 2065 132.9 15.5 9.1
1998 1915 132.5 14.5 8.1
1999 2030 140.0 14.5 0
2000 2189 148.3 14.8 10.6
2001 2046 153.3 13.3 n/a
2002 2111 138.2 15.3 16.4
2003 2111 138.2 15.3 16.4
2004 1975 135.7 14.6 27.9
2005 1968 129.7 15.2 n/a
2006 1565 130.8 12.0 51.1
2007 1830 129.2 14.2 31.5
2008 1795 139.2 12.9 37.3
2009 1662 136.2 13.3 40.6
2010 1733 118.2 14.6 40.7
2011 1812 121.8 14.8 47.6
2012 1862 123.8 15.0 49.5
2013 1952 123.4 15.8 50.9
2014 1928 120.5 16.0 45.2
2015 1790 124.0 14.4 56.1
2016 1719 129.0 13.3 58.4
2017 1765 127.2 13.8 54.5
2018 1689 134.9 12.5 51.9
2019 1743 124.1 14.0 58.6
2020 1813 127.5 14.2 59.2
2021 1914 136.9 13.9 58
2022 1972 138.4 14.2 56.2
2023 2048 182.6 11.2 53.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Stamford High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1329 128.0 10.3 n/a
1989 1288 123.0 10.4 n/a
1990 1307 116.0 11.2 n/a
1991 1356 113.5 11.9 n/a
1992 1396 115.5 12.0 10.7
1993 1567 116.6 13.4 1.7
1994 1697 121.5 14.0 13
1995 1987 123.9 16.0 8
1996 1987 123.9 16.0 8
1997 2065 132.9 15.5 9.1
1998 1915 132.5 14.5 8.1
1999 2030 140.0 14.5 0
2000 2189 148.3 14.8 10.6
2001 2046 153.3 13.3 n/a
2002 2111 138.2 15.3 16.4
2003 2111 138.2 15.3 16.4
2004 1975 135.7 14.6 27.9
2005 1968 129.7 15.2 n/a
2006 1565 130.8 12.0 51.1
2007 1830 129.2 14.2 31.5
2008 1795 139.2 12.9 37.3
2009 1662 136.2 13.3 40.6
2010 1733 118.2 14.6 40.7
2011 1812 121.8 14.8 47.6
2012 1862 123.8 15.0 49.5
2013 1952 123.4 15.8 50.9
2014 1928 120.5 16.0 45.2
2015 1790 124.0 14.4 56.1
2016 1719 129.0 13.3 58.4
2017 1765 127.2 13.8 54.5
2018 1689 134.9 12.5 51.9
2019 1743 124.1 14.0 58.6
2020 1813 127.5 14.2 59.2
2021 1914 136.9 13.9 58
2022 1972 138.4 14.2 56.2
2023 2048 182.6 11.2 53.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Stamford High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $18,392
2019 $18,552
2020 $17,330
2021 $17,530

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Stamford High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 70th of 121 High schoolsRanks 87th of 142 High schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford High School)5341
 12%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Stamford School District)55.346.9
 8.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.652.4
 9.2%
11th Grade Math (Stamford High School)36.327.4
 8.9%
   11th Grade Math (Stamford School District)37.729.2
 8.5%
   11th Grade Math (Connecticut)40.634.1
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students17432048
 17.5%
African American367381
 3.8%
American Indian03
Asian10092
 8%
Hispanic647937
 44.8%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White581581
Two or More Races4449
 11.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.6%53.2%
 5.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Stamford High School

Students at Stamford High School are 46% Hispanic, 28% White, 19% African American, 4% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Stamford High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Julia A. Stark School
Elementary : Newfield School
Elementary : Rogers International School
Elementary : Springdale School
Elementary : Toquam Magnet School
Elementary : Westover School
Middle : Dolan School
Middle : Scofield Middle School

Stamford High School ranks 87th of 143 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,048 students attended Stamford High School.


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