- Posted by goweston
- On April 26, 2017
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WESTON, CT — Weston residents have another reason to show their school pride— Weston High School has been ranked among the top high schools in the nation. Newsweek’s annual list of the top public high schools in America for 2016 was released on Thursday and ranks the top schools in the country.
Just like last year, 15 Connecticut public high schools made the list of the top 500 schools, including several in Fairfield County. This year the number increased to 16 schools that get to hold bragging rights as one of the nation’s best for yet another year.
Just like in 2015, Weston High School ranks as the state’s top public high school in 39th place. In 2015, Weston High School placed No. 47, but there were also some changes in the rankings. In 2015, Staples High School placed No. 63 and this year it wasn’t among the top 500.
The second Connecticut public high school to make the top 100 list is Wilton High School at No. 56. No other public school in Connecticut made the top 100 list in 2016, but 14 other schools were ranked between 100-500, according to Newsweek.
The rest of that list includes: Avon High School, No. 116, Ridgefield High School, No. 151, East Lyme High School, No. 224, Haddam-Killingworth, No. 267, Farmington High School, 286, Pomperaug High School, No. 325, Newtown High School, No. 339, South Windsor High School, No. 348, Litchfield High School, No. 364, Cheshire High School, No. 374, East Hampton High School, No. 384, Valley Regional High School, No. 389, Woodstock Academy, No. 407, and Lyme-Old Lyme High School, No. 471.
Other Connecticut public schools that were ranked in 2015 by Newsweek that didn’t make the cut this year include: Staples High School, Daniel Hand High School, Simsbury High School, East Granby High School, Hall High School in West Hartford, Woodstock Academy, and Connecticut IB Academy. And if you’re curious about the national list, five of the nation’s top 12 public high schools are located in New Jersey. The top public high school in the country is Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia, followed by Academy for Math, Science and Engineering in New Jersey, and Stuyvesant High School in New York.
Original post: Newsweek’s list of the best public high schools in the country will be revealed Thursday morning — and it’s one you’ll want to pay attention to if you care about local-school quality and want to know where Connecticut schools rank.
We know you see a lot of lists: 10-Most Redneck Towns; 20 Least-Affordable States; Fattest Counties in the United States; Best Cities for People with 2 Kids, 1 Dog but No Cats. Newsweek’s rankings of the best public high schools in the country stand apart. The school rankings are borne of legitimate research. Newsweek uses legitimate and objective measurements to put together its annual ranking of the country’s best high schools.