DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien High School was ranked among the best in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report in rankings released Tuesday morning.
Darien High was the third-highest ranked high school in all of Fairfield County, and came in as the eighth-best in the state.
Darien's student population of 1,329 exceeded the state average in all of the surveys major metrics, which included: College readiness, mathematics proficiency and English proficiency. The school also boasts an Advanced Placement participation rate of 60 percent.
Several other high schools in Fairfield County were ranked in the top 50 in the state, including:
- Weston (No. 5)
- Staples (No. 7)
- Darien (No. 8)
- Wilton (No. 9)
- Ridgefield (No. 11)
- Joel Barlow (No. 13)
- Greenwich (No. 14)
- New Canaan (No. 15)
- Fairfield Ludlowe (No. 24)
- Fairfield Warde (No. 30)
- Westhill High (No. 32)
- Brien McMahon (No. 41)
- Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (No. 43)
Honors for the top ranked high school in the Nutmeg State went to the Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy in East Hartford.
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