Best High Schools
in Connecticut

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 39 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 U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, Connecticut has 11 gold medal schools, 24 silver medal schools and four bronze medal schools. One of the silver 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

Darien High School

80 HIGH SCHOOL LN, DARIEN, CT 06820

#2

Conard High School

110 BEECHWOOD RD, WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107

#3

Weston High School

115 SCHOOL RD, WESTON, CT 06883

#4

Ridgefield High School

700 NORTH SALEM RD, RIDGEFIELD, CT 06877

#5

Farmington High School

10 MONTEITH DR, FARMINGTON, CT 06032

#6

Wilton High School

395 DANBURY RD, WILTON, CT 06897

#7

Staples High School

70 NORTH AVE, WESTPORT, CT 06880

#8

William H. Hall High School

975 NORTH MAIN ST, WEST HARTFORD, CT 06117

#9

Joel Barlow High School

100 BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE, REDDING, CT 06896

#10

Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy

857 FORBES ST, EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118

CT by the Numbers
Districts 135
High Schools 196
Full-Time Teachers 13,212
Students Enrolled 172,412

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 10,643 students.

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

There are nine high schools in the New Haven Public Schools, serving 4,938 students.