Joel Barlow High School is getting noticed for its high academic standards. The school rated 1,294th on Newsweek's list of top high schools in the country. Just over 1,600 public schools, or less than six percent of the total in the country, were selected based on "how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses, and tests," according to the Newsweek website.
A total of 15 schools in Connecticut made the list including Wilton High School (703), Staples High School in Westport (597), Greenwich High School (815), to name a few,.
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