WESTON HIGH SCHOOL
Weston High School offers a rich array of required and elective courses. They include courses in English/Language Arts, Science, Technology, Pre-Engineering, Math, Social Studies, World Languages, and Visual and Performing Arts. Innovative courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Micro Economics and Macro Economics, Computer Coding, Publication Design, and Video and Television Production. Attesting to the college readiness of its graduates, Weston High School offers an outstanding selection of Advanced Placement courses. Independent study options and a senior internship allow students to pursue personalized academic and career interests. Student-led clubs number over 64, providing students a diverse mix of opportunities for leadership, learning and service during and after school. Weston High School empowers students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, effective communicators and inspired learners prepared to thrive in an ever changing global society. A series of independent reviews and recognitions underscore our exceptional impact on student learning and growth.
U.S.News and World Report awarded the following academic rankings to our school in 2017:
- #2 high school in CT
- #84 STEM high school in the country
- #231 high school in the country
In the fall of 2017, WHS received another major recognition for its academic excellence. We were placed on the Annual AP District Honor Roll by the College Board. Only 477 school districts in the U.S. and Canada earn this recognition. Districts that reach this goal successfully identify motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP. Last year approximately 71% of juniors and seniors took at least one of our AP offerings. The increase in the number of student participants, as well as the percentage of students scoring 3 or higher determine this honor. This past spring we had 16 national advanced placement (AP) scholars, 47 AP scholars with distinction, 14 AP scholars with honors, and 27 AP scholars.
Approximately 97 percent of WHS graduates matriculate to four-year colleges. In the Class of 2017 38% of the students were accepted by the "most competitive" colleges and 44% received acceptances by colleges considered "highly competitive" according to Barron's Rankings. Equally important, we know that our graduates are completing college at a rate and pace well in excess of national averages. For instance, for the Class of 2012, the most recent graduating class with full data, 13% graduated in fewer than four years and 87% graduated within five years, compared to national averages closer to 50%.
Our students' traditionally strong SAT performance sets them up for exemplary college matriculation: the combined SAT scores for the Class of 2017 were 1252 with an average of 624 in math and 628 in critical reading. These scores placed Weston High School among the top 2-3 high schools in CT for SAT performance.
These recognitions are significant. Teachers ensure that our students are ready to tackle academic challenges. However, it is equally important that our students become responsible, contributing members of society equipped to choose a healthy lifestyle that will serve them well. WHS is proud of the level of personalization that students receive and the care and commitment that the staff demonstrates on a daily basis towards meeting this goal.