Tuesday, April 25, 2017
U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) has released its top public high schools list nationwide and Westport’s Staples High School is ranked No. 5 among 48 Connecticut high schools on the list.
Nationally, Staples is No. 391 and No. 60 in STEM high schools. It also was among eight Connecticut schools receiving a gold medal.
Last year, Staples came in No. 14 in Connecticut in the US&NWR rankings. Nationally it was No. 574. (See April 20, 2016)
The magazine cited Staples for its 99 percent graduation rate, a college readiness score of 60.5, AP tested 65 percent, AP passed 91 percent, a 63 percent math proficiency, and 68 percent English proficiency. See the USNWR Staples profile HERE. Its methodology is HERE.
Weston High School, which ranked No. 2 in Connecticut and 237 nationally, had a college readiness score of 68.7 with 75 percent AP tested and 88 percent passing. It had a 68 percent math proficiency, a 77 percent English proficiency, and ranked No. 84 in STEM schools.
The data is for the 2014-2015 school year when Colleen Palmer, now Westport’s superintendent, was superintendent in Weston.
The top 10 ranked Connecticut high schools:
1. Amistad Academy, New Haven
2. Weston High School
3. East Granby High School
4. Ridgefield High School
5. Staples High School
6. Conard High School, West Hartford
7. New Canaan High School
8. Farmington High School
9. Simsbury High School
10. Fairfield Ludlowe High School
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