Contact Us
Norwalk Daily Voice serves Norwalk & Rowayton

Menu

Norwalk Daily Voice serves Norwalk & Rowayton

Nearby Towns

schools

Norwalk's Brien McMahon Ranks Among Top 100 High Schools In Connecticut

New Canaan High School ranked at the top of the list of the best in high schools in Connecticut for 2017 by Niche.com.
New Canaan High School ranked at the top of the list of the best in high schools in Connecticut for 2017 by Niche.com. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Eight high schools in Fairfield County are among the Top 10 in the state, according to the latest school rankings report from Niche.com.

In its "2017 Best Public High Schools Report," Niche.com used a variety of factors, including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges that students consider and reviews from students and parents for its rankings. The website then assigned letter grades of A, B, C, etc. for culture and safety, diversity, and clubs and activities.

Here are the Top 10 high schools in the state, which include the eight districts in Fairfield County, from Niche.com:

1: New Canaan High: Some of its top scores included an A-plus for Health & Safety and A for Clubs & Activities. Its graduation rate is 99 percent, its SAT composite score (out of 1600) is 1270,  average ACT score is 30 (out of 36), and AP enrollment is 60 percent.

2: Staples High in Westport: It scored an A-plus in both Health & Safety and Clubs & Activities. The SAT average score is 1280, ACT average score is 30, and AP enrollment is 34 percent.

3: Greenwich High: . The school's SAT average score is 1280, ACT average score is 30, and AP enrollment is 34 percent.

4: Weston High: It's SAT average score is 1300, ACT average score is 31, and AP enrollment is 28 percent.

5: Glastonbury High: The school located in suburban Hartford has a1260 average SAT score, 30 average ACT score, and 34.6 percent AP enrollment.

6: Simsbury High: Another suburban Hartford school with a 1260 average SAT score, 30 average ACT score, and 34 percent AP enrollment.

7: Wilton High: Students posted a 1260 average SAT score, 30 average ACT score, and 34 percent AP enrollment.

8: Joel Barlow High in Easton and Redding: The school boasts a 1240 average SAT score, 30 average ACT score, and 23 percent AP enrollment.

9: Darien High : The school has a 1240 average SAT score, 30 average ACT score, and 23 percent AP enrollment.

10: The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering in Stamford: The inter-district public magnet high school draws students from throughout western Fairfield County. It has a 1170 average SAT score, 29 average ACT score, and 37 percent AP enrollment.

Here is how other high schools in Fairfield County fared in the Top 100 ranking in the state, by Niche.com:

12: Ridgefield High

13: Masuk High in Monroe

17: Fairfield Ludlowe High

18: Newtown High

19: Fairfield Warde High

21: Trumbull High

32: Bethel High

38: Brookfield High

69: Brien McMahon High in Norwalk

72: New Fairfield High

80: Danbury High

93: Bunnell High in Stratford

94: Westhill High in Stamford

99: Shelton High

Click here to see the full "2017 Best Public High Schools" report at niche.com.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Norwalk Daily Voice!

Serves Norwalk & Rowayton

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.