Just last week, Niche.com came out with their 2016 rankings of the best school districts from across the country, and out of more than 10,500 school districts rated by the website, Wilton ranked 34th. Wilton Public Schools was the third-highest ranked school district in CT, behind only Westport (#12) and New Canaan (#16).

The other local schools and rankings were:  Greenwich, (# 56), Weston, (#59), Darien, (#62), and Ridgefield (# 85).

According to Niche, ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more.

The 2016 Best School Districts ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a school district. This grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the district.

At the time of calculation, Niche.com reports that their database contained records for 12,153 school districts. School districts were not included in the ranking process if they did not have sufficient data. The final ranking results in 10,563 school districts receiving a grade, with 10,488 of those also receiving a numerical ranking.