15 Connecticut High Schools Make Top 500 List

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From Newsworks at NBC News- 15 Connecticut High Schools Make Top 500 List in the country

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Updated at 3:35 PM EDT on Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Newsweek has ranked the top 500 high schools in the United States and 15 Connecticut high schools made the list.

Several criteria went into compiling the list of the best schools, including average SAT scores, average AP scores, ACT scores, graduation rates, college bound percentages, college readiness and more.

Weston High School is ranked 47th, but was tops among the local high schools, with an average SAT score of 1784 and 97.2 percent of students bound for college.

Staples High School in Westport came in at number at 63. It boasts that 93.2 percent of students are college bound and an average SAT score of 1767.

Ridgefield High School came in next, at 119, with an average SAT score of 1754 and a 92.8 percent college-bound rate.

Connecticut IB Academy, in East Hartford, came in at 158. The students' average SAT score is 1642 and 100 percent are heading to college.

Lyme-Old Lyme High School comes in at 185, with an impressive SAT score of 1717 and 88.5 percent college-bound rate.

Daniel Hand High School in Madison came in at 213, The college bound rate is 93.7 percent and the average SAT score is 1711.

Simsbury High School came in 273, with 91.5 percent of students bound for college and an average SAT score of 1716.

Newtown High School came in at 308. Ninety percent of students are college bound and an average SAT score of 1648.

Farmington High School came in next, at 312, with an average SAT score of 1670 and 94 percent of students college bound.

Woodstock Academy came in at 337, with 89.8 percent of students heading to college and an average SAT score of 1583.

Haddam-Killingworth High School came in at 353, with 91.9 students heading to college and an average SAT score of 1563.

Pomperaug Regional High School, in Southbury,
came in at 374, with an 89.2 percent graduation rate and an average SAT score of 1622.

East Granby High School came in at number 377, with a 100 percent college bound rate and an average SAT score of 1597.

Hall High School, in West Hartford, came in at 416, with a 91.9 percent college bound rate and an average SAT score of 1638.

South Windsor High School came in at 479, with an average SAT score of 1628 and an 89.1 college-bound percentage.

Newsweek ranked Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia as the top high school in the country.

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