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Staples High School Named Among Top High Schools In U.S.

The students are turning their tassels as the graduation becomes official.
The students are turning their tassels as the graduation becomes official. Photo Credit: Nicole Kasseris

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Staples High School in Westport was named the 574th best high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of high schools Tuesday. It was also ranked as the No. 14 high school in Connecticut.

U.S. News and World Report enlisted the help of social science research firm RTI International to compile its rankings. They measured schools using four key metrics:

  • Math and reading proficiency for all students
  • Testing proficiency for disadvantaged students
  • Graduation rates
  • College readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.

Staples High has 12 students for every one teacher and has 56 percent of its students taking AP tests.

There were 14 other schools in Fairfield County named to the Connecticut list:

  • Weston High School (No. 4)
  • Ridgefield High School (No. 5)
  • Wilton High School (No. 7)
  • Greenwich High School (No. 10)
  • Darien High School (No. 11)
  • Joel Barlow High School (Redding) (No. 15)
  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School (No. 16)
  • New Canaan High School (No. 17)
  • Fairfield Warde High School (No. 18)
  • Brookfield High School (No. 25)
  • The Academy of Information Technology (Stamford) (No. 28)
  • Masuk High School (Monroe) (No. 34)
  • Westhill High School (Stamford) (No. 35)
  • Brien McMahon High School (Norwalk) (No. 42)
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