Niche.com issued its rankings of Best School Districts in CT, and the Wilton School District ranked number five in the state, out of 118 districts. Nationally, Wilton ranked as number 149 on the list of Best School Districts in America.
These rankings were among several matrices examined by the aggregator site, which ranks schools and neighborhoods based on analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Niche.com uses data from the U.S. Department of Education, census information, state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.
The Top 10 Best Districts in CT included Westport (1), New Canaan (2), Darien (3), Weston (4), Greenwich (6), Amity Regional District No. 5 (7), Glastonbury (8), Simsbury (9), and Madison (10).
Wilton School District ranked highly on several Niche.com lists comparing the 118 CT districts:
Best Places to Teach in CT: 4th (#139 nationally; 3rd in Fairfield County)
CT Districts with the Best Teachers: 4th (#126 nationally; 3rd in Fairfield County)
Safest School Districts in CT: 33rd (#1,476 nationally; 11th in Fairfield County)
Wilton High School received its own rankings as well:
Best Public High Schools in CT: 6th of 196; (#320 nationally; #6 in Fairfield County)
Best Public High School Teachers in CT: 3rd of 203; (#136 nationally; #2 in Fairfield County)
Best College Prep Public High Schools in CT: 6th of 191; (#306 nationally; #6 in Fairfield County)
Best High Schools for STEM in CT: 9th of 68; (#220 nationally; #4 in Fairfield County)
Wilton High School was ranked 5th on the list of Best High Schools for Athletes in CT. One area where the school did not perform as well was in diversity, where WHS received a grade of C-.
Niche.com also ranks middle schools and elementary schools; here’s how Middlebrook School and Cider Mill School fared (no rankings for Miller-Driscoll School):
Best Public Middle Schools in CT: 15th of 287; (#1,008 nationally; #7 of 67 in Fairfield County)
Best Public Middle School Teachers in CT: 9th of 289; (#566 nationally; #4 in Fairfield County)
Best Public Elementary Schools in CT: #86 of 577 (#5,333 nationally; #39 in Fairfield County)
Best Public Elementary School Teachers in CT: #81 of 580 (#4,546 nationally; #27 in Fairfield County)