Stamford High School - CT - Academics - Niche

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According to state standards, 68% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 15 reviews written about the academics and they have been mixed.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 15 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: SOme teachers don't care but others do. We are given a fair amount of work and some classes are very interesting.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: The school needs more class variety especially technical classes. They also need move of the classes they do have. My children never get the classes they select. My son got thrown into an art class. He still draws stick figures. He should be in classes that are of value to him.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Academics: The school offers AP and Honors program and my child takes those classes. Overall the teachers have been good, but not excellent. The school is overcrowded and the administration seems overwhelmed by the complexity and range of academic needs and emotional needs of the students.

    The teacher's do make themselves available after school for extra help. I think the creativity of the homework is limited and the children are not pushed very hard.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: As long as you apply yourself and do your work you will learn a lot, but some of the teachers should not be teachers.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: Not all the teachers are in it than others. Some teachers are there because they want to help and make a difference in someone's life not just for their career

Student Opinions

How often is technology used in the classroom?     Based on 42 responses

  • 10% All the time – It's everywhere.
  • 36% Often – It's a major resource.
  • 40% Sometimes – We use it when we need it.
  • 14% Rarely – It's a special treat.
  • 0% Never – It's books and paper only.

How challenging are academics at this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 0% This school is nationally recognized.
  • 5% This school is the best in the area.
  • 93% Probably like most other schools.
  • 2% This school doesn't challenge anyone.

How difficult is it to get mostly A's?     Based on 40 responses

  • 0% Very easy
  • 30% Relatively easy
  • 50% Average
  • 15% Relatively difficult
  • 5% Very difficult
  • 0% This school doesn't give grades

Rate the quality of the following academic subjects at this school:     Based on 36 responses

Very poor
  • Arts
  • Computer science/technology
  • English
  • Foreign languages
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Trades (wood/metal shop, drafting, etc.)

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?     Based on 19 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • It is easy for students to get into classes they need.
  • Students know what to expect with teacher grading practices.
  • There is an excellent variety of class subjects available.
  • Students aren't forced down the same academics paths.
  • Students get a lot out of their core requirements.
  • The workload is manageable.
  • There are good quality online course options.
  • The scheduling process is easy.
  • Technology is an important part of the classroom experience.

How much emphasis is put on these controversial subjects at this school?     Based on 19 responses

A lot
  • Abstinence as birth control
  • Contraceptive methods
  • Creationism/intelligent design
  • Evolution

As a student at this school, how often have you:     Based on 12 responses

Not often
Very often
  • Done all of your homework
  • Taken notes during class
  • Studied for a test
  • Attended after-school tutoring
  • Participated in academic related clubs

Have you ever cheated at this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Yes, I've cheated on everything.
  • 0% Yes, I've cheated on a few tests.
  • 27% Yes, I've cheated on a few homework assignments.
  • 73% No, I've never cheated.

How prevalent do you think cheating is at this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 17% Very prevalent. Everyone has or will have cheated at some point.
  • 58% Somewhat prevalent. It's a known strategy to survive particular classes.
  • 25% Not very prevalent. Most students don't cheat, but there are a few that squeak by.
  • 0% Nonexistent. No one cheats for fear of expulsion.

How seriously do students take their classes at this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 10% Very seriously. Students are there to learn with an eye on the future.
  • 38% Seriously. Students are there to learn, but aren't necessarily thinking about the future.
  • 48% Somewhat seriously. Students are more focused on what's going on this weekend.
  • 3% Not seriously at all. They're more interested in socializing and partying.

Where would you rank this school against all schools in your state in terms of its academics?     Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Top 1%
  • 7% Top 5%
  • 7% Top 10%
  • 14% Top 25%
  • 43% Top 50%
  • 29% Bottom 50%