WESTPORT, Conn. -- Staples High School in Westport has been ranked the 23rd-best public high school in the United States by bestcolleges.com.
Bestcolleges.com pulled its data from several different surveys conducted by the education website, niche.com, including:
- Best academics
- Best teachers
- Best facilities
Staples High, named for Horace Staples, was ranked second overall in Connecticut behind New Canaan High School, which placed 18th overall in the nation.
Staples excelled in three categories, ranking 20th for safety, 28th for best facilities and 39th for best teachers, bestcolleges.com said.
Staples also boasts a graduation rate that is 17 percent above the national average, and SAT/ACT scores above the national norm.
The first graduating class of Staples High School was made up of six girls who earned their diplomas in 1887.
The top performing school in the country went to Horace Greeley High School in Westchester County, N.Y.
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