Niche.com just released its 2019 K-12 School and District Rankings and the Wilton Public School District once again makes the Top 10 in almost every category measured by the ranking website in CT and locally in Fairfield County. Overall, the Wilton School District is ranked at No. 6 out of 120 school districts in CT, behind only New Canaan (1), Westport (2), Darien (3), Weston (4), and Amity Regional District No. 5 in Woodbridge (5).

Wilton High School also came in at No. 6 on the 2019 Best Public High Schools in CT list, out of 206 CT high schools.

Those were two out of several lists included in Niche.com’s 2019 School Rankings, which the data company released Tuesday, July 31, ahead of the 2018-19 school year. 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. Altogether, Niche.com ranked 3,904 private schools, 83,542 public schools, and 10,758 school districts in the United States.

Rounding out the remaining top-10 Connecticut school districts are Glastonbury (7), Simsbury (8), Avon (9) and Farmington (10). The other Fairfield County schools that made the list within the top-25 CT districts are Ridgefield (11), Greenwich (14), Fairfield (15), Newtown (16), Trumbull (19), Bethel (21), Monroe (22), Brookfield (25).


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The Wilton Public School District received an overall grade of A+. Broken down, the district report card included the following grades:

Academics:  A+
Teachers:  A+
Diversity:  C-
College Prep:  A+
Clubs and Activities:  A+

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Health and Safety:  A+
Administration:  A
Sports:  A+
Food:  A+
Resources and Facilities:  A

Complete Wilton Public School District Rankings

Here’s how the Wilton district as a whole fared, in comparison to school districts across America, within CT, within the New York City metropolitan area and with other Fairfield County school districts:

Best School Districts in CT–out of 120

  • New Canaan (1)
  • Westport (2)
  • Darien (3)
  • Weston (4)
  • Amity Regional School District No. 5/Woodbridge (5)
  • Wilton (#6 in CT, #5 in Fairfield County, #34 in NYC, #134 in US)
  • Ridgefield (11)
  • Greenwich (14)
  • Fairfield (15)
  • Newtown (16)
  • Trumbull (19)
  • Bethel (21)
  • Redding/Easton (Monroe) (22)
  • Brookfield (25)

Other Important Rankings for the District

Best Teachers:  #4 in CT, #3 in Fairfield County, #39 in NYC, #156 in US
Best Places to Teach:  #5 in CT,  #4 in Fairfield County, #66 in NYC, #172 in US
Safest School Districts:  #6 in CT, #3 in Fairfield County, #34 in NYC, #182 in US
Best School Districts for Athletes:  #12 in CT, #5 in Fairfield County, #27 in NYC, #235 in US

Individual Wilton School Results

Niche.com has several sub-rankings for individual schools and features as well.

Best Public High Schools in CT–out of 206

Six seems to be a magic number for Wilton, as Wilton High School was ranked at No. 6 out of 206 CT high schools, and at No. 5 out of the 34 high schools in Fairfield County. Check out the ranking of WHS’s teachers too, at #2 in both CT and Fairfield County. Wilton High School also received an overall grade of A+.

  • Staples HS/Westport (1)
  • New Canaan HS (2)
  • Darien HS (3)
  • Weston HS (4)
  • Glastonbury HS (5)
  • Wilton High School (#6 in CT, #5 in Fairfield County, #64 in NYC, #373 in US)
    • Academics:  A+
    • Teachers:  A+
    • Diversity:  C+
    • College Prep:  A+
    • Clubs and Activities:  A
    • Health and Safety:  A+
    • Administration:  A-
    • Sports:  A+
    • Food:  A
    • Resources and Facilities:  A-
  • Greenwich HS (7)
  • Ridgefield HS (10)
  • Joel Barlow HS/Redding (14)
  • Fairfield Warde HS (17)
  • Fairfield Ludlowe HS (20)
  • Newtown HS (21)
  • Trumbull HS (23)

Other Important Rankings for Wilton High School

Best Public High School Teachers:  #2 in CT, #2 in Fairfield County, #41 in NYC, #187 in US
Best College Prep Public High Schools:  #7 in CT, #7 in Fairfield County, #70 in NYC, #401 in US
Best STEM High Schools:  #12 in CT, #5 in Fairfield County, #62 in NYC, #402 in US
Best High School Sports:  #30 in CT, #10 in Fairfield County, #71 in NYC, #886 in US

Best Public Middle Schools in CT–Out of 293

Middlebrook Middle School came in at #10 out of 293 CT public middle schools. In one very notable area, Middlebrook’s teachers were the top ranked public school middle teachers in Fairfield County, coming in at #1 out of 66 middle schools. Middlebrook earned an overall grade of A.

  • Middlesex MS/Darien (1)
  • Saxe MS/New Canaan (2)
  • Bedford MS/Westport (3)
  • Coleytown MS/Westport (7)
  • Eastern MS/Greenwich (9)
  • Middlebrook Middle School (#10 in CT, #6 in Fairfield County, #85 in NYC, #675 in US)
    • Academics:  A
    • Teachers:  A+
    • Diversity:  B-
  • Weston MS (13)
  • East Ridge MS/Ridgefield (15)
  • Hillcrest MS/Trumbull (21)
  • Madison MS/Trumbull (24)
  • Roger Ludlowe MS/Fairfield (25)

Other Important Rankings for Middlebrook:

Best Middle School Teachers:  #5 in CT, #1 in Fairfield County, #46 in NYC, #319 in US

Best Public Elementary Schools in CT–out of 581

Cider Mill Elementary School (Grades 3-5) was ranked #26 out of 144 public elementary schools in Fairfield County, and #51 out of 581 statewide public elementary schools. Cider Mill earned an A grade overall.

Miller-Driscoll Elementary School (pre-K, K-2) was not ranked on Niche.com’s list. It did receive an overall grade of A-, although there was no grade for academics; M-D teachers received a grade of A, and the school got a B grade for diversity.

  • East School/New Canaan K-4 (1)
  • Green’s Farms School/Westport K-5 (2)
  • South School/New Canaan K-4 (3)
  • West School/New Canaan K-4 (4)
  • Long Lots School/Westport K-5 (5)
  • Saugatuck/Westport K-5 (7)
  • Coleytown/Westport K-5 (10)
  • Ox Ridge/Darien PK, K-5 (12)
  • King’s Highway/Westport K-5 (14)
  • Tokeneke/Darien PK, K-5 (17)
  • Riverside School/Greenwich K-5 (20)
  • Scotland/Ridgefield K-5 (22)
  • International School at Dundee/Greenwich K-5 (24)
  • North Mianus School/Greenwich K-5 (25)
  • Ridgebury/Ridgefield PK, K-5 (26)
  • Branchville/Ridgefield K-5 (28)
  • Hindley/Darien K-5 (31)
  • Old Greenwich PK, K-5 (34)
  • Farmingville/Ridgefield K-5 (40)
  • Holmes/Darien K-5 (42)
  • Royle/Darien PK, K-5 (44)
  • Weston Intermediate 3-5 (46)
  • Sherman School/Fairfield K-5 (48)
  • Hawley/Newtown K-4 (49)
  • Head O’Meadow/Newtown K-4 (50)
  • Cider Mill School 3-5 (#51 in CT, #26 in Fairfield County, #272 in NYC, #2,371 in US)
    • Academics:  A
    • Teachers:  A+
    • Diversity:  B-
  • Miller-Driscoll Elementary PK, K-2 (NR)
    • Teachers:  A
    • Diversity:  B

Other Important Rankings:

Best Public Elementary School Teachers:  #46 in CT, #16 in Fairfield County, #311 in NYC, #2,706 in US

This is the fifth consecutive year that Niche has released K-12 rankings.