U.S. News & World Report Ranks Ridgefield High School 4th Best in Connecticut

U.S. News & World Report has just released their 2019 Best High Schools Rankings, Ridgefield Named 4th Best in the State and #317 in the Country.

U.S. News & World Report says about Ridgefield High School, “Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Ridgefield High School is 71%. The total minority enrollment is 14%, and 2% of students are economically disadvantaged.”

Ridgefield High School is ranked #317 in the National Rankings. U.S. News & World Report says, “Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.”

The top five high schools in Connecticut

#1 – Darien High School

#2 – Weston High School

#3 – Achievement First Hartford Academy

#4 – Ridgefield High School

#5 – Connecticut IB Academy

U.S. News ranked 17,245 public high schools, out of a review of more than 23,000 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to U.S. News, the number of ranked schools is up from more than 2,700 last year. The new rankings, developed in conjunction with nonprofit research firm RTI International, are based on a revamped methodology that weighs six indicators of school quality for the 2016-2017 school year.

The highest-ranked schools are those whose students excelled on state tests and performed beyond expectations; participated in and passed a variety of college-level exams; and graduated in high proportions, according to U.S. News.

U.S. News also assigned a separate STEM ranking for 250 high schools whose students excelled on AP science and math tests. To be eligible, schools had to appear in the top 1,000 of the overall national ranking, according to the article. Ridgefield High School ranked number 174 in STEM rankings nationally.

Read more about the Best High Schools here.

*Article originally published in Ridgefield’s Hamlet Hub on 04/30/2019