NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan Schools have been ranked the top public school system in Connecticut and the 19th best in the nation, according to Niche, an education website dedicated to providing rankings and statistics on school districts throughout the country.
Niche compiled statistics for over 13,000 public schools with at least 100 students enrolled and graded them on a set of eight weighted factors including:
- Health and safety
- Student culture and diversity
- Parent and student surveys
- Teachers' grade
- Resources and facilities
- Extracurriculars and activities
New Canaan received the top grade of "A+" in three categories: academics, health and safety and teachers' grade.
The district's lowest grade was a "B -" in student culture and diversity.
The only other Fairfield County school to crack the Top 50 was Westport at No. 30.
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