U.S. News & World report released its 2020 Best High Schools Rankings and once again, Ridgefield High School shines on the national stage taking the #516 spot nationally and the #9 position in Connecticut. The ranking report compares 24,000 public, charter, magnet and STEM schools from around the country.
The Best High Schools rankings identify the country’s top-performing public high schools. and the goal is to provide a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all of their students – from the highest to lowest achieving – in preparing them to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work.
U.S. News does not collect nor accept information directly from high schools. Instead, it uses Common Core data, statewide math and reading level assessment tests, high school graduation rates, AP examination data and IB examination data to rate schools from 1-100 by percentile. Ridgefield High School has a percentile rating 97.1, meaning only 2.9 percent of the nation’s schools ranked higher. The methodology for ranking was based on the following parameters: college readiness (30%); college curriculum breadth (10%); reading and math proficiency (20%); reading and math performance (20%); underserved student performance (10%); and graduation rate (10%).
Congratulations to all the Ridgefield teachers and administrators who work hard year after year to create such a wonderful education system for our children. In this time of online learning and multiple challenges, we know you will face them head-on and strive to maintain the best environment possible.