Stamford High School

Stamford High School (SHS) is a district high school with approximately 2,000 students. The students represents a wide range of abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds, mirroring the Stamford’s diverse community. Recognizing that students have various learning styles, teachers design instruction and create learning environments to meet their needs. The staff is committed to preparing students to meet district, state, and national standards. Many teachers are also trained in sheltered instruction and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). In addition, the school’s teachers work in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and data teams, wherein they evaluate test data and student performance in order to inform and improve instruction.

As the city’s oldest secondary school, SHS enjoys the benefits of traditions; well-known alumni, vigorous school spirit, and an ongoing commitment to academic excellence.  The SHS curriculum includes 15 Advanced Placement (AP) classes, a number of Early College Experience (ECE) courses, and several school-to-career academics that augment regular studies. Students also gain marketing and business experience by operating two stores between class periods. Profits help support student activities, including annual trips to China by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter. SHS features a school-based health center and a career center that offers vocational (including a work and internship program), college and scholarship resources. SHS also provides SAT preparation opportunities in both English and Math. Stamford High has 25 sports teams and more than 60 student-operated clubs.

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Bell Times

Regular Day Schedule
7:25 AM to 2:05 PM

Delayed Opening
9:25 AM

Early Release
11:47 AM

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ray Manka Principal (203) 977-4226
Matthew Forker Assistant Principal (203) 977-0850
Matthew Laskowski Assistant Principal (203) 977-4706
Rafael Escobar Assistant Principal (203) 977-5086
Claudia Berlage Assistant Principal (203) 977-4268
Cecelia Martinez Executive Secretary (203) 977-4227