State and national rankings by U.S. News & World Report put Weston High School at the top of the list of excellent schools in Connecticut and throughout the nation.
With an overall score of 98.87 out of 100, Weston High ranked number two in the state and number 202 in the nation, well into the top one percent of more than 24,000 public high schools in the United States.
The annual U.S. News rankings assess schools on a weighted scale for college readiness, math and reading proficiency and performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate.
Weston Board of Education chair Tony Pesco was delighted by the news, offering "congratulations to all our students and staff across the district who work so hard to ensure that WHS is recognized as one of the top high schools in Connecticut and nationally."
"This recognition is particularly timely," said Dr. Pesco, "as it reinforces what we already know and are witnessing during this public health crisis—that the staff at the Weston public schools always go above the call of duty to ensure that we deliver education at the highest level."
Principal Lisa Wolak shared credit with the entire Weston Public School District. "This is also a Pre-K-12 recognition for the entire district staff to celebrate," she said.
"Our students arrive at the high school after nine years of preparation by the elementary, intermediate and middle school staff. It is a district-wide effort, and we so appreciate the Weston community and the support that they give us on a daily basis so that we are able to reach this level of success."
Ms. Wolak added, "I am so proud that Weston High School has earned this recognition. We have an exemplary staff committed to our mission that we create an intellectually challenging environment that will empower all of our students to become inspired learners prepared to thrive in this global society. The way in which our teachers approached the latest challenge of distance learning exemplifies that commitment."