Simsbury High School
The Simsbury Public Schools serve more than 4, 500 students in five elementary schools, a seventh and eighth grade middle school and one high school. Simsbury High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school offering curricular and co-curricular programs to 1,470 students in grades 9 to 12. The high school’s mission is to help each student realize his/her potential by learning the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that promote both personal fulfillment and civic responsibility. The school offers an extensive range of courses including culinary arts, visual, performing and musical arts, engineering, biomedical sciences, architecture, finance, computer science and technology, communications and many more.
Based on national rankings, Simsbury High School is one of the most competitive high schools, public or private, in the country.
- On the 2012 PISA [Programme for International Student Assessment], Simsbury students scored above the international average in every category of every test.
- Niche, a Web site that evaluates schools nationwide, named Simsbury High School the fifth best public high school in Connecticut.
- About 71% of students graduate from the high school having taken at least one AP course.
- In 2014, ninety-two percent of Simsbury High School graduates continued their educations at two or four-year colleges and universities.
In addition to academic excellence, Simsbury High School also offers an extensive variety of extracurricular activities. Student participation is very high in athletics, performing arts, publications and service groups. Recently, Simsbury High School was selected as a Michaels Achievement Cup recipient for the 2013 to 2014 academic year. Schools are chosen based on sportsmanship, athletic personnel, equity, chemical-free initiatives and athletic achievement.