GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich High School was ranked as the eighth-best public high school in Connecticut by education research website Niche, partially due to its excellent staff of teachers.
Niche ranked high schools across the country on a set of six weighted criteria that included:
- Health and safety
- Student culture and diversity
- Survey responses
- Teachers grade
- Resources and facilities
- Sports and fitness
Greenwich High earned an A or better in nearly every category, including an A+ rating teachers grade. The school of 2,672 students had a B in culture and diversity. It was the school's lowest grade.
In addition, Greenwich High boasted a 93 percent graduation rate, well above the national average of 81 percent.
Greenwich High also ranked above the national averages in SAT scores at 1,900 and ACT scores at 29.
Weston High School took home the top spot in the state rankings.
Fairfield County was well represented throughout the list, especially at the top, boasting seven schools in the Top 10:
- No. 1: Weston High School
- No. 2: New Canaan High School
- No. 3: Staples High School
- No. 4: Darien High School
- No. 5: Simsbury High School
- No. 6: Ridgefield High School
- No. 7: Wilton High School
- No. 8: Greenwich High School
- No. 9: Glastonbury High School
- No. 10: Amity Regional High School
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