WESTON, Conn. -- Weston High School was ranked the best public high school in Connecticut by education research website Niche, cited for its fine academics, teachers, resources and facilities.
Niche ranked high schools across the nation on a set of six weighted criteria that included:
- Health and safety
- Student culture and diversity
- Survey responses
- Teachers grade
- Resources and facilities
- Sports and fitness
Weston High excelled in nearly every category, earning an A+ rating in academics, teachers grade and resources and facilities. The school of 775 students lagged only in culture and diversity with a grade of C-.
In addition, Weston High boasted a 95 percent graduation rate, well above the national average of 81 percent.
Weston High also ranked above the national averages in SAT scores at 1,950 and ACT scores at 31.
Fairfield County was well represented throughout the list, especially at the top, boasting seven schools in the Top 10:
- No. 1: Weston High School
- No. 2: New Canaan High School
- No. 3: Staples High School
- No. 4: Darien High School
- No. 5: Simsbury High School
- No. 6: Ridgefield High School
- No. 7: Wilton High School
- No. 8: Greenwich High School
- No. 9: Glastonbury High School
- No. 10: Amity Regional High School
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