STAMFORD, Conn. -- Both the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering and Westhill High School were ranked among the best public high schools in Connecticut, according to education research website, Niche.
The AITE was ranked 24th overall, while Westhill came in at No. 93.
Niche ranked high schools nationwide 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
The AITE achieved an overall grade of A, buoyed by high marks in both teachers grades and student culture and diversity.
Westhill High had an overall grade of B, attaining high marks in culture and diversity, but struggled in health and safety.
Both schools boast graduation rates above the national average as well as average SAT and ACT scores that beat the national norm.
Weston High School took home the top spot in the 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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