The fourth best public high school in Connecticut and the 151st best public high school in the entire country.
Those were the honors Newsweek bestowed on Ridgefield High School Thursday morning when it released its annual America’s Top High Schools list for 2016.
The Tigers finished with a college readiness score of 80.6 and a graduation rate of 98.2%, with 90.1% of Ridgefield students heading to college after receiving their diplomas in June.
Some of the other information that Newsweek posted in its ranking for Ridgefield High School includes:
- Student Retention: 99%
- SAT/ACT Composite Score: 58.5
- Avg. SAT Score: 1724
- Avg. ACT Score: 26
- AP/IB/Dual Enrollment Composite: 78.1
- Avg. AP Score: 91.2
- Dual Enrollment Participation: 4.5
RHS finished behind Weston High School (No. 39), Wilton High School (No. 56), and Avon High School (No. 116) in the state rankings.
Below the Tigers on the list of Connecticut schools were East Lyme High School (No. 224), Haddam-Killingworth High School (No. 277), and Farmington High School (No. 286).
The list included 500 national public high school scattered across America. A total of 16 Connecticut schools made the list.
Last year, Weston cracked Newsweek’s top 100 at No. 47 and Staples High School in Westport finished No. 63.
Fast forward to 2016, and Staples did not make it onto the top 500 list.
According to the Newsweek list, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia is the top public high school in the country.
Rounding out the top five are: the Academy for Math, Science and Engineering in New Jersey, Stuyvesant High School in New York, Union County Magnet High School in New Jersey, and The Early College at Guilford in North Carolina.
Source: The Ridgefield Press