What are the best schools in Connecticut?
Pennsylvania-based Niche.com, (formerly College Prowler) a company that boasts they are a market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families, just released their 2024 Best Schools and School Districts ranking.
Ridgefield Public Schools comes in at #6 in the Nutmeg state with an A+ overall Niche grade.
The top 10 districts in Connecticut are as follows:
Ridgefield’s overall report card:
College prep A+
According to Niche, the 2024 Best Public School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. SAT/ACT scores have been removed from this year's rankings to reflect a general de-emphasis on test scores in the college admissions process. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.
Please note: Niche has a separate ranking for Connecticut’s 2024 Best Private High Schools, Best Public Elementary Schools (Scotland is #14, Veterans Park is #17, Branchville is #18, and Barlow Mountain is #25, Best Places to Teach (Ridgefield is #7) and Best for Athletics (Ridgefield is #5).