WESTON, Conn. – Weston High School is one of the “most challenging” in the United States, according to a recent study by the Washington Post.
Weston High ranked seventh among the 18 Connecticut high schools that made the nationwide list. Overall, Weston was No. 690 out of the more than 2,000 schools included in the rankings.
Of the 18 Connecticut high schools that made the list, Greenwich High School was ranked at No. 6, Ridgefield High at No. 8, Staples High School at No 9, Wilton High School at No. 10, Fairfield Warde at No. 12 and New Canaan at No. 14.
The Post determined its rankings based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given per student each year, with all school with a ratio better than 1 included in the national list. Weston’s ratio of 2.495 for 2013 was a slight improvement from its index last year.
The rankings did not include magnet schools or charter schools that attract exclusively high-performing students. It also relied on schools self-reporting their information, so not all schools were included in the rankings.
Nationwide, American Indian Public Charter in Oakland, Calif., was rated as the No. 1 most challenging school. In the state, Connecticut IB Academy in East Hartford ranked at No. 1.
See the full nationwide list here .
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