Report Lists 10 Best Schools in Connecticut

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the best public high schools in the United States and one Connecticut school came in in the top 20. 

Amistad Academy is ranked 20th nationally and first in Connecticut.

The school was lauded for the opportunities students are given to take Advanced Placement courses and exams, as well as for college readiness. 

Connecticut came in fourth overall -- behind Maryland, Florida and California --for the number of gold and silver medals U.S. News and World Report bestowed. 

Here are the top 10 schools in Connecticut, according to the report.

  1. Amistad Academy, New Haven
  2. Weston High School
  3. East Granby High School
  4. Ridgefield High School
  5. Staples High School, Westport
  6. Conard High School, West Hartford
  7. New Canaan High School
  8. Farmington High School
  9. Simsbury High School
  10. Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Fairfield

See the full list here.

“Congratulations to the staff and students at Amistad Academy for ranking 20th in the nation on the list of U.S. News & World Report’s top public high schools, Jeremiah Grace, Connecticut director of the Northeast Charter Schools Network, said in a release. "This is no small feat. The fact that 100 percent of Amistad's students take Advanced Placement coursework and exams helped them earn this spot, and just goes to prove that when given the right tools, all children can learn. Keep up the great work, Amistad!" he said.

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