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U.S. News Ranks Wilton High School Eighth Best in the State

The annual list ranks schools based on student performance on standardized tests as well as student participation in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

is the eighth best high school in Connecticut and the 335th best in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Best High Schools ranking.

The annual list ranks schools based on student performance on standardized tests as well as student participation in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

Since 2009 the list has been expanded from 1,800 to 22,000 high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia (Nebraska did not report enough data to be included in this year's rankings), U.S. News reports.

U.S. News says it partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research in developing the ranking methodology.

In addition U.S. News awarded more than 4,850 gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top-performing schools.  won gold for its high level of student performance.

According to the report, the AP exam participation rate at Wilton High School is 57 percent, helping it reach 51.5 on the College Readiness Index. With 1,291 students and 94 teachers, the high school maintains a 14:1 student to teacher ratio.

For more, check out U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Best High Schools ranking.

as being the number-one best high school in Conn. and 141th in the entire country. 

drug problem May 08, 2012 at 07:26 PM
8th best at what? At having a very large drug problem that the administrators try to sweep under the rug?

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