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Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Sophie Driscoll ’19

January 16, 2019

At higher levels of certain courses, difficulty of content increases slightly but volume of homework increases dramatically. However, homework quantity does not correlate with academic rigor. Of course, some students override into high-level classes without the necessary  foundation for success...

Staples achieves highest average SAT score in Connecticut

Staples achieves highest average SAT score in Connecticut

September 21, 2018

By Jack Dennison '21 The Staples High School class of 2019 earned the highest average SAT score in the state. Daniel Westphal ’19 was happy to learn of the distinction. “Staples having the highest SAT scores in the state is a reflection of the time and effort the students here have put into the...

Staples High School named fifth in the state

Staples High School named fifth in the state

May 9, 2017

By: Bailey Blaikie '19 Staples High School, the only public high school in Westport Connecticut, was named fifth in the state by The U.S. News & World Report on April 25, 2017. Along with being ranked fifth in the state, Staples was also ranked 391st in the country and awarded a gold medal. There i...

Salutatorian challenges the meaning of learning at Staples

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

June 19, 2015

Every morning, Megan Root ’15 sets aside 40 minutes to enjoy her daily wake-up call: a nutritious meal, a cup of coffee and, most importantly, a Charles Dickens’ novel. “I have basically been a geek since the day I was born,” Root laughed. She recalls learning how to read when she was 3-years-old...

Westport elementary schools sweep the 2015 Niche rankings

Westport elementary schools sweep the 2015 Niche rankings

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

January 24, 2015

The Niche website’s 2015 Best Public Elementary School ranking included all Westport elementary schools, with Saugatuck, King’s Highway, Coleytown, Green’s Farms and Long Lots taking fourth through eighth places, respectively. According to the Niche website, schools with high rankings are “exceptional...

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