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Niche Report Finds Westport Middle Schools Rank 1-2 In State

Westport's Bedford Middle School was ranked No. 1 in the state by
Westport's Bedford Middle School was ranked No. 1 in the state by Photo Credit: Facebook/Bedford Middle School

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — When it comes to middle schools in Fairfield County, five of them make the grade when compared with schools nationwide. The Top 5 middle schools in Connecticut, which are all in Fairfield County, are also among the Top 100 in the nation, according to

Here is how the top 5 middle schools in Connecticut ranked in the country, according to

  • Bedford Middle School in Westport, ranks first in Connecticut and No.22 in the nation
  • Coleytown Middle School in Westport, ranks second in Connecticut and No. 35 in the nation
  • Saxe Middle School in New Canaan, ranks third in Connecticut and No. 36 in the nation
  • Middlesex Middle School in Darien, ranks fourth in Connecticut and No. 67 in the nation
  • Eastern Middle School in Greenwich, ranks fifth in Connecticut and No. 68 in the nation

The 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, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, middle school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.

Here is how the rest of Fairfield County's top middle schools ranked in the state:

  • 1) Bedford Middle School in Westport
  • 2) Coleytown Middle School in Westport
  • 3) Saxe Middle School in New Canaan
  • 4) Middlesex Middle School in Darien
  • 5) Eastern Middle School in Greenwich
  • 6) Central Middle School in Greenwich
  • 8) Weston Middle School in Weston.
  • 11) East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield
  • 13) Scotts Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield
  • 14) Middlebrook School of Wilton
  • 19) Western Middle School in Greenwich
  • 23) Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield
  • 25) Reed Intermediate, Newtown
  • 26) Newtown Middle School, Newtown
  • 29) Fairfield Woods Middle School, Fairfield
  • 33) Jockey Hollow Middle School, Monroe
  • 35) Tomlinson Middle School, Fairfield
  • 39) John Read Middle School, Redding
  • 44) Hillcrest Middle School in Trumbull,
  • 45) Madison Middle School in Trumbull
  • 49) Whisconier Middle School in Brookfield
  • 51) Scofield Middle School in Stamford
  • 57) Helen Keller Middle School in Easton
  • 63) Bethel Middle School in Bethel
  • 75) Intermediate School, Shelton
  • 79) Perry Hill School,Shelton
  • 81) Cloonan School, Stamford
  • 84) New Fairfield Middle School in New Fairfield
  • 91) Turn of River Middle School in Stamford and
  • 95) Dolan Middle School, Stamford, 95th.

Bedford earned A+ grades from Niche in Academics and Teachers, and a C+ in Diversity. Its teachers ranked No. 1 in the state, according to Niche.

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