RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Ridgefield High School was ranked the sixth-best public high school in Connecticut by education research website Niche, partially due to its academic programs and teachers.
Niche ranked high schools nationwide 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
Ridgefield High excelled in nearly every category, earning an A+ rating in academics and teachers. The school of 1,758 students lagged only in culture and diversity with a grade of C-.
In addition, Ridgefield High boasted a 98 percent graduation rate, well above the national average of 81 percent.
Ridgefield High also ranked above the national averages in SAT scores at 1,900) and ACT scores at 30.
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:
- No. 1: Weston High School
- No. 2: New Canaan High School
- No. 3: Staples High School
- No. 4: Darien High School
- No. 5: Simsbury High School
- No. 6: Ridgefield High School
- No. 7: Wilton High School
- No. 8: Greenwich High School
- No. 9: Glastonbury High School
- No. 10: Amity Regional High School
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