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Darien High School Gets an A- on Its Report Card

DARIEN, Conn. – Darien High School sits near the top of its class, having earned an A- from a Connecticut education advocacy group. It ranked No. 3 in the state.

The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now released its report cards for Connecticut schools on Thursday, and Darien High School, Middlesex Middle School and Darien’s elementary schools all placed in the top 10. The scores are based on the results of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test and Connecticut Mastery Test, which evaluate students’ abilities in math, reading and writing.

The district was tied at No. 4 for overall student performance with Ridgefield among 134 schools. Darien High School was the third-highest ranked high school, with 85.2 percent of students meeting state goals. This is a 6.5 percent improvement over last year.

Middlesex Middle School was No. 7 in the state, earning an A with 92.6 percent of students meeting state goals.

The elementary schools as a whole were tied with Ridgefield for No. 8. Across the five schools, 88.4 percent of students met state goals. Ox Ridge ranked highest at No. 14, while Royle was the lowest at No. 88.

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