Staples High School Ranks 3rd Best In State On New List

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Westport's Staples High School was recently recognized as one of the best high schools in the state and nationwide by The Daily Beast and Newsweek Magazine. Photo Credit: File: Vanessa Inzitari

WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport’s Staples High School was once again recognized as one of the top high schools in the state and nation. The Daily Beast and Newsweek Magazine included Staples on its 2013 list of America’s Best High Schools.

Staples ranked No. 196 out of 2,000 schools nationwide and third-best out of the 35 Connecticut schools on the list. Neighboring Weston High School was rated second-best in the state and No. 190 nationwide.

Schools on the list were ranked on how well they prepare students for college. Determining factors included graduation rate, college acceptance rate, the number of AP, IB or AICE exams taken per student and scores on those exams, and SAT or ACT scores. The list used school-reported data from the 2011-2012 school year.

Other area high schools that made the list include Darien at No. 204; New Canaan at No. 227; Ridgefield at No. 270; Greenwich at No. 570; Fairfield Ludlow at No. 691; and Fairfield Warde at No. 973. To see the full list, click here.

Earlier this year, Staples was rated the seventh-best high school in the state and 296th out of over 20,000 schools nationwide by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Staples also made The Washington Post’s 2013 listing of most challenging high schools.

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