Darien, West Hartford Top List of Leading High Schools in CT

As high schools throughout the state conduct graduation ceremonies, it is an opportune time to review the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings. Connecticut has 11 gold medal schools, 24 silver medal schools and four bronze medal schools, according to the latest annual survey of 21,035 public high schools across the country.  A total of 39 Connecticut schools made the magazine’s ranking. The top 10:

1.       Darien High School

2.       Conard High School

3.       Weston High School

4.       Ridgefield High School

5.       Farmington High School

6.       Wilton High School

7.       Staples High School

8.       William H. Hall High School

9.       Joel Barlow High School

10.   Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy

Among Connecticut high schools, the top ranked Darien High School placed at #217 nationally, followed by West Hartford’s Conard High School at #218.  HS

The smallest student-teacher ratio was at East Granby High School, at 10:1.  More than two dozen schools had an 11:1 student – teacher ratio, including Putnam HS, Windsor HS, Housatonic Valley Regional HS, James Hillhouse HS in New Haven, East Windsor HS and Rockville HS.

An interactive database allows visitors to rank Connecticut’s high schools by college readiness, math and reading proficiency.  The top reading proficiency was at Fairfield Ludlowe HS in Farifield, the top math proficiency at Pomeraug Regional High School in Southbury, and the top college readiness was at Masuk High School, in Monroe.