Simsbury High School

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Simsbury High School
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34 Farms Village Rd.
Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
Type public secondary
CEEB Code 070675
Dean Kevin Dakin
Principal Neil Sullivan
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1600
Nickname Trojans
Accreditations NEASC
Newspaper Forum
Yearbook Pinnacle

Simsbury High School is a public school located in Simsbury, Connecticut. The school was ranked number 3 in Connecticut Magazine's list of Top Connecticut Public High Schools.[1] It was also included in list of Newsweek magazine's 2009 top 1500 public schools, as well as earning the top and second place (which varies every year between the two spots) in the Farmington Valley School systems. SHS is in the top 6% of all schools nationally.[2]

Simsbury High School offers 33 varsity sports with 72 competitive teams that involve over 1180 individual students. The athletic program has been honored multiple times with the Michaels Achievement Cup for outstanding achievement in athletics in the state of Connecticut.[3] About 75% of the student body is involved in clubs and activities.

Academic achievements[edit]

SHS students ranked highly in CT on the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, scoring at or above 97% percent proficient in all categories in 2007 and 2008.[4]

From the Class of 2005, 93% attended four-year and two-year colleges and universities. This included in and out-of-state universities.

Simsbury High School was selected as having one of the top 100 outstanding music programs in the United States.[5]

In 2005, the mean SAT score was 1162.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Dan Campolieta, organist and composer of Guided Imagery (available on iTunes), as well as many other pieces for choral and instrumental, graduated from Simsbury High in 2003.
  • Justin Foley, drummer for metalcore band Killswitch Engage, graduated from Simsbury High in 1994.
  • Sara Hendershot, member of 2012 United States Olympic Rowing Team (W2-), graduated from Simsbury high in 2006.
  • Ken Richters, stage actor, playwright, and voice actor, graduated in 1974.
  • Jennifer Weiner, author of Good in Bed and In Her Shoes, graduated from Simsbury High in 1987.


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  3. ^ "Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance 65th Gold Key dinner". Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance. p. 7. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Simsbury High School". GreatSchools Inc. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Where Are the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education" in America?". Yamaha Corporation of America. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  6. ^ "CERC Town Profile 2008". Retrieved 2009-08-08. 

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Coordinates: 41°52′14″N 72°49′17″W / 41.87056°N 72.82139°W / 41.87056; -72.82139