WHS 6th, District 5th on Niche.com “Best Schools in CT” List

Wilton High School notched a Top-10 ranking on Niche.com‘s just-released list of 2018 Best Public High Schools in CT, coming in at No. 6, while the entire district was ranked at No. 5 on the website’s overall list of Best School Districts in CT.

Those were two out of several lists included in Niche.com’s 2018 K-12 School & District Rankings, which the data company released ahead of the 2017-18 school year yesterday, Monday, Aug. 7. They analyzed stats from the U.S. Department of Education for factors like academics, teachers, culture and diversity–including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more–with millions of reviews from students and parents about their local schools to rank 17,867 public high schools, 3,497 private high schools, 64,094 public K-8 schools, and 10,574 school districts in the United States.

Here’s where Wilton ranked on all the Niche lists, compared across Fairfield County, across CT, as well as across the nation:

Best School Districts in CT – out of 118

  • Westport (#1)
  • New Canaan (#2)
  • Darien (#3)
  • Weston (#4)
  • Wilton (#5 in CT, #149 in the US, #5 in FC)
  • Greenwich (#6)
  • Fairfield (#12)
  • Newtown (#13)
  • Redding/Easton (#15 Monroe)
  • Ridgefield (#17)
  • Trumbull (#19)
  • Bethel (#27)

Best Public High Schools in CT – Out of 292

  • New Canaan HS (#1)
  • Staples HS/Westport (#2)
  • Greenwich HS (#3)
  • Darien HS (#4)
  • Weston HS (#5)
  • Wilton High School (#6 in CT, #320 in the US, #6 in FC)
    • Academics:  A+
    • Teachers:  A+
    • Clubs & Activities:  A+
    • Diversity:  C-
    • College Prep:  A+
    • Health & Safety:  A
  • Ridgefield HS (#11)
  • Joel Barlow HS/Redding (#14)
  • Fairfield Warde HS (#15)
  • Fairfield Ludlowe HS (#18)
  • Trumbull HS (#20)
  • Newtown HS (#22)
  • Bethel HS (#37)

Best Public Elementary Public Elementary Schools in CT – Out of 648

  • Green’s Farms School/Westport (#1)
  • West School/New Canaan (#2)
  • East School/New Canaan (#3)
  • Long Lots School/Westport (#4)
  • South School/New Canaan (#5)
  • Coleytown Elementary/Westport (#6)
  • Saugatuck Elementary/Westport (#7)
  • King’s Highway Elementary/Westport (#8)
  • Cider Mill School (#86 in CT, #4,546 in the US, #39 in FC)
    • Academics:  A-
    • Teachers:  A
    • Diversity:  C+
  • Miller-Driscoll Elementary School (NR)

Best Public Middle Schools in CT – Out of 315

  • Bedford MS/Westport (#1)
  • Middlesex MS/Darien (#2)
  • Coleytown MS/Westport (#3)
  • Saxe MS/New Canaan (#4)
  • Eastern MS/Greenwich (#5)
  • Central MS/Greenwich (#14)
  • Middlebrook MS/Wilton (#15 in CT, #1,008 in US, #7 in FC)
  • Weston MS/Weston (#16)
  • Roger Ludlowe MS/Fairfield (#18)
  • East Ridge MS/Ridgefield (#19)

Here’s how Wilton performed in other matrices:

Best Places to Teach:  #139 in the US, #4 CT, #3 FC
Best Teachers:  #126 in the US, #4 CT, #3 FC
Safest School Districts:  #1,476 in the US, #33 CT, #11 FC
Best Public High School Teachers:  #136 in the US, #3 in CT, #2 in FC
Best High Schools for STEM:  #220 in US, #9 in CT, #4 in FC
Best College Prep Public High Schools:  #306 in US, #6 in CT, #6 in FC
Best Public Elementary School Teachers in America:  Cider Mill:  #5,333 in US, #81 in CT, #27 in FC
Best Public Middle School Teachers in America:  Middlebrook:  #566 in US, #9 in CT, #4 in FC

In comparison with the 342 schools Niche includes in the New York City Area, Wilton ranked:

  • #31 on Best School Districts
  • #31 on Best Teachers
  • #54 on Best Public High Schools
  • #31 on Best Public High School Teachers
  • #40 on Best High Schools for STEM
  • #60 on Best College Prep Public High Schools
  • #449 on Best Public Elementary Schools (Cider Mill)
  • #502 on Best Public Elementary School Teachers (CM)
  • #121 on Best Public Middle Schools (MB)
  • #79 on Best Public Middle School Teachers (MB)
  • #52 on Best Places to Teach
  • #166 on Safest School Districts

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