WESTON, Conn. -- Weston High School was named the 184th 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 fourth best high school in Connecticut.
Staples High School in Westport was named the 14th best high school in Connecticut and 574th in the country.
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.
Weston High School boasted a student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1 and 74 percent of the student body participates in AP exams.
Staples High has 12 students for every one teacher and has 56 percent of its students taking AP tests.
There were 13 other schools in Fairfield County named to the Connecticut list:
- 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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