RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Ridgefield High School was named the 235th best high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the fifth best in Connecticut.
U.S. News and World Report enlisted the help of social science research firm RTI International to compile its rankings. They measured schools using four key metrics:
- Math and reading proficiency for all students
- Testing proficiency for disadvantaged students
- Graduation rates
- College readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.
Ridgefield boasts a student-to-teacher ratio of 14:1 and has 72 percent of its student body participating in AP exams.
There were 14 other schools in Fairfield County named to the list:
- Weston High School
- Wilton High School
- Greenwich High School
- Darien High School
- Staples High School (Westport)
- Joel Barlow High School (Redding)
- Fairfield Ludlowe High School
- New Canaan High School
- Fairfield Warde High School
- Brookfield High School
- The Academy of Information Technology (Stamford)
- Masuk High School (Monroe)
- Westhill High School (Stamford)
- Brien McMahon High School (Norwalk)
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