Niche.com has just published a list on the top high schools in Connecticut and there are several in the top 20 from our area. How do they rank them, you ask?

The 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings.

Let's take a look at the top 20:

  1. New Canaan High School
  2. Staples High School in Westport
  3. Greenwich High School
  4. Darien High School
  5. Weston High School
  6. Wilton High School
  7. Glastonbury High School
  8. Simsbury High School
  9. Conard High School in West Hartford
  10. Amity High School
  11. Ridgefield High School
  12. The Academy of Information Technology in Stamford
  13. Avon High School
  14. Joel Barlow High School in Redding
  15. Fairfield Warde High School
  16. Farmington High School
  17. East Lyme High School
  18. Fairfield Ludlowe High School
  19. Masuk High School in Monroe
  20. Trumbull High School

Newtown High School just missed at the top 20 coming in at number 22 on the list.

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