U.S. News has come out with their 2014 rankings of high schools across America, and they have ranked Wilton High School at 6th in Connecticut and 277th nationally. The rankings were released just yesterday, Tuesday, April 22.

According to the magazine’s website, the magazine evaluated schools in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research, “assessing overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. We then used participation in and performance on AP and IB exams to evaluate how well schools prepared students for college-level course work.”

By ranking among the top 500 high schools, WHS earned a gold medal from the evaluators.

Out of Wilton’s DRG (the area district schools Wilton is traditionally compared with), the other high schools appearing in Connecticut’s top 10 include Weston High School (3rd), Ridgefield High School (8th) and Westport’s Staples High School (9th).