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Darien High School Named Best In Connecticut

Darien High School moved up to No. 1 from No. 7 in U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of U.S. high schools.
Darien High School moved up to No. 1 from No. 7 in U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of U.S. high schools. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue, File

DARIEN, Conn. - Darien High School jumped to No. 1 in Connecticut - and  to 217th in the country - in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings for high schools.

Darien High was No. 7 Connecticut and 324th in the country in last year's rankings . In this year's rankings, The magazine noted that 100 percent of Darien High's School students are proficient in reading and 98 percent are proficient in math.

In producing the rankings, U.S. News rated each school based on how well it prepares students for college, average math and reading standardized test scores and student/teacher ratio.

A high participation rate in college-level, advanced placement classes also helped Darien High achieved a gold medal in the rankings.

Here is this year's top 10 in Connecticut.

1. Darien High School

2. Conard High School, West Hartford

3. Weston High School

4. Ridgefield High School

5. Farmington High School

6. Wilton High School

7. Staples High School, Westport

8. William H. Hall High School, West Hartford

9. Joel Barlow High School, Easton

10. Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy, East Hartford

The top ranked high school in the country was the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas.

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