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Graduation Rates Increase In Connecticut: How Does Shelton High Rank?

A sea of decorated mortarboards from the Class of 2016 at Bassick High School.
A sea of decorated mortarboards from the Class of 2016 at Bassick High School. Photo Credit: Nicole Kasseris

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Graduation rates in Connecticut are continuing to rise, reaching an all-time high during the 2016 school year and hitting 87.4 percent, the state announced Monday. 

Connecticut students continue to graduate high school within four years at a higher rate than the national average of 83.2 percent, said the announcement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and State Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell.

“Connecticut is graduating more students than ever before and sending bright, talented young people into the world to make a big impact,” Malloy said. “I could not be more proud of our hard-working students – the future is bright for our state. We need to continue making progress for all students, and that means keeping a laser-sharp focus on preparing all children for success in college and the workforce.”

Wentzell said: “The fact that Connecticut’s graduation rate continues to rise means we are moving closer to our goal of ensuring every student has the tools and knowledge to succeed in college, career, and life.”

Here are the graduation rates for each public high school in Fairfield County for the Class of 2016: 

  • Weston High School: 99.5 percent
  • Staples High School: 99.4 percent 
  • Masuk High School: 99.3 percent 
  • New Fairfield High School: 99.1 percent
  • Trumbull High School: 99 percent 
  • Darien High School: 98.8 percent 
  • New Canaan High School: 98.6 percent 
  • Wilton High School: 98.2 percent 
  • Academy of Information Technology and Engineering in Stamford: 98.2 percent 
  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School: 98.1 percent
  • Ridgefield High School: 97.9 percent 
  • Joel Barlow High School: 97.6 percent
  • Bullard-Havens Tech in Bridgeport: 97.4 percent 
  • Brookfield High School: 97.2 percent 
  • Greenwich High School: 97.2 percent 
  • Fairfield Warde High School: 97.1 percent 
  • Henry Abbott Tech in Danbury: 96.6 percent 
  • Newtown High School: 96.2 percent 
  • Brien McMahon High School: 96.2 percent 
  • Bunnell High School in Stratford: 96.1 percent 
  • Bethel High School: 96 percent 
  • Shelton High School: 94.3 percent 
  • Stratford High School: 92.1 percent 
  • Norwalk High School: 90.3 percent 
  • Stamford High School: 90 percent 
  • Westhill High School: 88.9 percent
  • Danbury High School: 80.3 percent   
  • Bridgeport Central High School: 76 percent 
  • Bassick High School in Bridgeport: 60.8 percent 
  • Norwalk Pathways Academy At Briggs High School: 58.3 percent 
  • Harding High School in Bridgeport: 56.9 percent 
  • Stamford Academy: 28.3 percent  

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