U.S. News & World Report has just released their 2019 Best High Schools Rankings. The rankings of the schools closest to Madison are:
|High School||CT Rank||Nat Rank||Grad Rate||Readiness||Enrollment|
|Daniel Hand High School||#23||#1,000||99%||47.4||1,153|
|The Morgan School||#109||#6,115||94%||27.5||559|
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. View the methodology here.
The top five high schools in Connecticut
- Darien High School
- Weston High School
- Achievement First Hartford Academy
- Ridgefield High School
- Connecticut IB Academy
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.
Read the article in its entirety here.