2018 Best Public High Schools in ConnecticutAbout this List

The 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Granby Memorial High School

    • Granby School District, CT
    • 9-12
    • 103
    42 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut

    High School Senior: My experience at this school would be that I feel that when I graduate, I will have a successful life. I feel I have been prepared, essentially. I'm glad they make certain classes required/a certain amount of credits required because that ensures that kids take them so they get those basic skills. I like that I can choose my extra classes because that allows me to explore other subjects or get more knowledge on a certain subject that I'm really interested in. The teachers are really great. They always have schedules, on their page on Schoology or posted outside their classroom, of free time to help kids out. They always know how to help whether you like things verbally explained or visuals, along with lessons full of little things to keep it interesting. Maybe they have a Jeopardy game to cover the units on a test, or notes full of little effects to make it a little more bearable. Out of the teachers I've had, I've never experienced any sort of laziness or anything less than friendly. I'd say that they are teachers that can relate to their students, and know what will get in the minds of their students. There are so many clubs and sports that you can always find something to do extracurricularly. Not to mention, that they are always funded and has effort put in. For example, there's Knitting Club, for any student that enjoys the activity and would like pointers. There's also Chamber Singers, for those who want to excel at singing. The sports are always supported by the teachers and parents, and the Chamber Singers even sing the National Anthem at some of them! If I could do high school all over again, it would be here, because even though there's a lot of homework and the administration's rules don't always make sense/can be too harsh, I feel that I get what I need and want here, along with the support and preparation to move forward in my life.
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    • A-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 683 Students
    • 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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2018 Best Public High Schools in Connecticut