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2022 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Staples High School

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    Westport School District, CT,

    9-12,

    222 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Staples High School is known for having an intense, high pressure learning landscape. While this may be true, it is so much more than just a grade-crazed pressure cooker. The school offers a wide....

    Read 222 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,828,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    New Canaan High School

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    New Canaan School District, CT,

    9-12,

    186 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says NCHS has great teachers, amazing resources, friendly students and good lunch options. I never feel unsafe at school and it’s a good working environment. It’s easy to go up to a teacher if you don’t....

    Read 186 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,324,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Darien High School

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    Darien School District, CT,

    9-12,

    196 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The teachers are extremely smart, engaging, and versatile in the ways they help students to learn challenging concepts. There is a great support staff for those struggling from various mental health....

    Read 196 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,404,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  4. #6 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Weston High School

    Weston School District, CT,

    9-12,

    146 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Ranked as one of the best high schools in the state of Connecticut, Weston High School provides an education that stresses rigor, collaboration, and involvement. In a competitive educational....

    Read 146 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 792,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  5. #9 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Fairfield Warde High School

    Fairfield School District, CT,

    9-12,

    329 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The most profound thing about high school is how quickly it goes by. It seems like just yesterday that I walked in the door as a nervous freshman, and now I'm about to become an upperclassman. The....

    Read 329 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,438,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  6. #10 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut

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    Public School,

    GROTON, CT,

    9-12,

    71 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As a senior about to graduate, I can say that I will definitely miss this place. Even though the pandemic disrupted things, I still had an outstanding experience and I think MSMHS was the best....

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 272,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  7. #12 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Ridgefield High School

    Ridgefield School District, CT,

    9-12,

    379 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Ridgefield High School has been a highly rigorous and motivating high school experience. As a junior, I feel that I have been thoroughly challenged by the classes I took over the past three years.....

    Read 379 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,595,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  8. #17 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Joel Barlow High School

    Public School,

    REDDING, CT,

    9-12,

    217 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says JBHS is an excellent school for academic rigor and challenge. All students are held to high standards, regardless of course load, and the many resources the school offers ensures that no student is...There is a great imbalance in curriculum between courses that focus on STEM compared to those of the humanities, STEM offering a much larger range of classes. However, there are still enough options...Extracurriculars are abundant and incredibly varied, the school approving any and all activities students are interested in pursuing. Unfortunately, sports often monopolize both recognition and...Overall, JBHS provides solid preparation for college and beyond..

    Read 217 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 855,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  9. #20 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering

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    Stamford School District, CT,

    9-12,

    261 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says There wasn’t another school I wanted to go and I was excited to come here, but this school is definitely not perfect. My biggest complaints are with administration and teachers. The administration....

    Read 261 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 629,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  10. #21 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Guilford High School

    Guilford Public Schools, CT,

    8-12,

    207 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Guilford High is a great place to go to school! The brand new multi-million dollar facilities provide an exceptional learning environment for students. The teachers are very well educated, know what....

    Read 207 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,114,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  11. #23 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Cheshire High School

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    Cheshire Public Schools, CT,

    9-12,

    277 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Cheshire High School (CHS) is a wonderful public education institution and environment, housing grades nine through 12; although I have only taken my first year at CHS, I can surely recount that my....

    Read 277 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,405,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  12. #24 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Center for Global Studies

    Norwalk School District, CT,

    9-12,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says When first hearing about the center for global studies I did not want to go, but after going to the orientations, I fell in love with the place. The feeling of openness didn't stop with the tours and...I would like the school to build up its sports teams. CGS recently made it so that students not from Norwalk, can only do sports that CGS offers. We only offer fencing, I hope that changes..

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 277,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  13. #25 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut.

    Fairfield Ludlowe High School

    Fairfield School District, CT,

    9-12,

    289 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The teachers and people were pretty good. I liked that there were a great deal of clubs to participate in. There were clubs like UNICEF, political party clubs, and clubs for every subject in the....

    Read 289 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,500,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,