Greenwich High School Named Among Best In U.S.

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich High School was named the 468th best high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of the best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the 10th best in Connecticut. 

The graduation ceremony begins at Greenwich High School.
The graduation ceremony begins at Greenwich High School. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

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.

Greenwich High School boasts a student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1 and 62 percent of the student body participates in AP exams. 

There were 14 other high schools in Fairfield County that made the Connecticut List:

  • Weston High School (No. 4)
  • Ridgefield High School (No. 5)
  • Wilton High School (No. 7)
  • 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)

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