WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton High School was named the 386th best high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the seventh best in Connecticut.
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.
Wilton boasted a college readiness index of 60.2, due to 64 percent of the student population participating in AP exams.
There were 14 other schools in Fairfield County named on the Connecticut list:
- Weston High School (No.4)
- Ridgefield High School (No. 5)
- Greenwich High School (No. 10)
- Darien High School (No. 11)
- Staples High School (Westport) (No. 14)
- 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)