WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton High School, cited for its fine academics and teachers, was ranked the seventh-best public high school in Connecticut by education research website Niche.
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
Wilton High excelled in nearly every category, earning an A+ rating in academics and teachers grade. The school of 1,277 students lagged only in culture and diversity with a grade of C-.
In addition, Wilton High boasted a 99 percent graduation rate, well above the national average of 81 percent.
Wilton High also ranked above the national averages in SAT scores at 1,890) and ACT scores at 30.
Nearby Weston High School took home the top spot in the rankings.
Fairfield County was well represented throughout the list, especially at the top, boasting seven schools in the Top 10:
- Weston High School (No. 1)
- New Canaan High School (No. 2)
- Staples High School (No. 3)
- Darien High School (No. 4)
- Simsbury High School (No. 5)
- Ridgefield High School (No. 6)
- Wilton High School (No. 7)
- Greenwich High School (No. 8)
- Glastonbury High School (No. 9)
- Amity Regional High School (No. 10)
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