Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Daily Beast online website has ranked Westport’s Staples High School as No. 20 in its list of the best high schools in the Northeast and No. 69 nationally.
“We used six indicators culled from school surveys to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily,” it said in explaining the rankings.
“Other criteria included: college-level courses and exams, percentage of students with free or reduced lunch, as well as SAT and ACT scores - another mark of how well a school prepares students for college.”
Daily Beast said Staples has an overall rank of 69 in its survey of more than 700 schools.
It noted Staples had a graduation rate of 99.0 percent, a college bound rate of 97 percent, and 26 percent of students were enrolled in AP/IBAICE,and had a 0.59 rate of AP/IB tests per student.
The top high school in the Northeast was City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park in Buffalo, N.Y., Daily Beast said. Only one other Connecticut high school made the top 25 in the Northeast list: Connecticut IB Academy in
Daily Beast said Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky in Bowling Green, Ky. was the top-ranked U.S. high school.
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