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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Newsweek Names Staples No. 3 Best CT High School

In another magazine ranking of the nation’s best high schools, Westport’s Staples High School was named by Newsweek as No. 3 in Connecticut and No. 234 nationally.

Staples was behind Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy, East Hartford, (130 nationally)—also named No. 1 in Conecticut in a recent U.S. News survey (See WestportNow May 8, 2012)—and Weston High School (163 nationally).

Newsweek said its survey highlights the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation—the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads.

It said the list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and AP courses offered per student (5 percent).

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