Connecticut has some of the best-educated students in the nation.  The quality of our education continues to earn high remarks from local and national studies alike.   However, when it comes to naming our top high schools, that’s where the disparity begins.

Fox 61 reports that yet another survey came out this week detailing which public and private institutions earned top marks.   This survey by Niche, however, included student and parent reviews.

Which, honestly, only says so much.  Like, you wouldn’t go to a school solely based on its Yelp! reviews, would you?

Yeah, I don’t think so.  Because helicopter parents are a definite thing.  Which is, interestingly, causing a high superintendent turnover rate in our urban schools.

Anyways, it’s still an insightful means to get a closer look at what makes a specific high school tick.

Beyond student and parent reviews, Niche also utilized ACT/SAT scores, college enrollment, and diversity to finalize their report.  Niche also included teacher quality into their rankings, as well.

Unsurprisingly, as with every other study out there, Fairfield County swept the top 5 public school rankings.  The rankings were as follows:

  1. New Canaan High School
  2. Staples High School (Westport)
  3. Greenwich High School
  4. Darien High School
  5. Weston High School

For private schools, however, the finalists happened to be more diverse.   Still, one Fairfield County private high school managed to place.

  1. Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford)
  2. The Hotchkiss School (Salisbury)
  3. Hopkins School (New Haven)
  4. Kent School
  5. Greenwich Academy

It’s worth mentioning that Choate placed 5th overall on a national scale.

Anyways, you can click HERE to see the full rankings for PUBLIC and PRIVATE high schools.

So, despite everything going wrong in our state when it comes to taxes and politicians, the fact that our kids can rely on a meaningful education is worth its weight in gold.

Why do you think our state’s high schools are doing so well?

What do you think? Comment below