A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
395 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Telephone
(203) 762-0381

Wilton High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1270
372 responses
Average ACT
30
120 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    27%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Dressing up for games
    7%
  • Senior Show
    7%
  • Home coming
    2%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,352
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$21,429/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses

Wilton High School Reviews

189 reviews
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My high school life was filled with many dramas actions. It started as a disaster because I couldn't get used to the high school system and I was adapting to the western culture. As a result, I fail to get along with friends and keep the friendships I made during the middle school. Later in the years, the life progressed to chaos to a great experience. I expanded my vision and started to make friends who cares about me, and joined clubs. And due to my friend's silly action, somehow I ended winning homecoming competition. It was fun and I am thankful for him for letting me experience a great event. The teachers were great and flexible too. They were all great with different styles of teaching.
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Wilton High School has been an incredible experience. Every year I've attended, I have received unlimited support from the incredible faculty. The teachers and administration truly care about the students and want them to succeed. However, there was a low-level of diversity and some students did not empathize with the struggles of other ethnic and social groups like they should have. Nevertheless, the Wilton High School faculty wanted to see all students succeed regardless of background, opinion, or GPA. I personally recommend Wilton High School to anyone in search of an unparalleled learning experience.
I have had a handful of difficult teachers during my time in high school, but for the most part, I have been absolutely blessed with knowledgable, kind, engaging teachers. I intend to remain in contact with these influential, impactful teachers for the rest of my educational career. I believe that, without the support of these teachers, my high school experience would have been incredibly different. These teachers completely motivated me to be the best I could be, and I am extremely grateful to have had these Wilton High School faculty members as both teachers and mentors.

The teachers whose teaching style was most effective for my learning usually taught in a circle formation. The desks were arranged so that a Socratic, communicative approach was taken to the class. I loved being able to discuss topics with my teacher and classmates face to face. Students communicated much more effectively and freely. Speaking with my teachers in this 'circle' formation, they exuded knowledge and intelligence in a more approachable way; gone were the lengthy lectures in front of the class, instead replaced with a conversational approach to teaching and learning, which I loved. The discussions sparked in the circle were always extremely intuitive and full of depth.

These teachers had a great interest in their students. They were very accessible and approachable. Most of my teachers had fabulous communication skills, alwasy leaving me feeling incredibly supported.

Across the board, most of my teachers were very consistent with their grading. However, some of my teachers graded "subjectively", which was difficult to understand. With no rubric or exact point system, I sometimes struggled to comprehend why my teacher would take certain points away from one student but not from another. The "subjective" approach to grading is not consistent with most teachers, but the ones that do often face some backlash from their students.