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Best High Schools
in Connecticut

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 44 Connecticut schools made our rankings.View Rankings

Students in Connecticut are assessed via the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, which gauges their skills in math, science, reading and writing. Particularly ambitious students can earn both high school and college credit through a concurrent enrollment program at the University of Connecticut. Learn more from the Connecticut State Department of Education.

In the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, Connecticut has 17 gold medal schools, 20 silver medal schools and seven bronze medal schools. One of the bronze medal winners, Sports & Med Science, is in the Hartford School District, which is based in the Connecticut state capital of Hartford.

Top Ranked CT Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Academy of Aerospace and Engineering

15 VERNON ST, HARTFORD, CT 06106

#2

Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy

857 FORBES ST, EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118

#3

Weston High School

115 SCHOOL RD, WESTON, CT 06883

#4

Amistad Academy

130 EDGEWOOD AVE, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

#5

Conard High School

110 BEECHWOOD RD, WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107

#6

Wilton High School

395 DANBURY RD, WILTON, CT 06897

#7

Farmington High School

10 MONTEITH DR, FARMINGTON, CT 06032

#8

Ridgefield High School

700 NORTH SALEM RD, RIDGEFIELD, CT 06877

#9

Staples High School

70 NORTH AVE, WESTPORT, CT 06880

#10

Canton High School

76 SIMONDS AVE, CANTON, CT 06019

CT by the Numbers
Districts 136
High Schools 208
Full-Time Teachers 13,349
Students Enrolled 172,327

Featured Districts

Schools in the Connecticut Technical High School System are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

The Connecticut Technical High School System supports 16 high schools, serving 10,656 students.

Schools in the New Haven Unified School District are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

There are 10 high schools in the New Haven Public Schools, serving 5,123 students.