As you may know, Fairfield County is home to some of the top schools in the country. If living near good schools is a top priority of yours, you honestly can’t go wrong living anywhere in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is home to 23 towns and cities including: Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Stratford, Weston, Westport, Wilton and many more.

Throughout each of these cities and towns, students are gaining lifelong skills, sharpening their academic abilities, and learning how to manage their emotional and physical health. Multiple sites have ranked top schools and districts in Fairfield County as well as Connecticut as a whole, so your search for the perfect school will be easier than ever.

Neighborhood Scout ranked the Top Ten School Systems in Connecticut as follows:

1. Darien*
2. New Canaan*
3. Avon
4. Westport*
5. Ridgefield*
6. Weston*
7. Simsbury
8. Lyme
9. Glastonbury
10. Redding*

(Asterisk = Fairfield County)

As you can see, most of the counties on the list above are located in Fairfield County. Connecticut has the second leading high schools in the United States right behind Maryland. 24.9-percent of Connecticut’s eligible schools earned the gold and silver medals from U.S. News and World Report.

Moreover, U.S. News created a list for the 2016 Top High Schools in Connecticut, and the schools were ranked as follows:

1. Connecticut IB Academy
2. Academy of Aerospace and Engineering
3. Amistad Academy
4. Weston High School*
5. Ridgefield High School*
6. Conard High School
7. Wilton High School
8. Lyme-Old Lyme High School
9. Simsbury High School
10. Greenwich High School*

Two of the top five schools are in Fairfield County while yet another made the list at number ten. Out of the entire state, three Fairfield County schools made this list, and that’s for high schools alone!
Another site to rank Fairfield County schools is Niche. Niche factors in the academics, health and safety, overall experience of students and parents, student culture and diversity, teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular and activities, and sports and fitness.

After weighing in all of these factors, the best school districts in Fairfield County, according to Niche, are as follows:

1. Westport
2. New Canaan
3. Wilton
4. Simsbury
5. Greenwich
6. Weston
7. Darien
8. Ridgefield
9. Gastonbury

To wrap up all of these awesome school ratings, one more list generated by Niche gave high rankings based on students’ happiness with their experiences in all aspects of schooling, especially in academics, teachers and diversity. In this list of the Top 100 Elementary Schools in Connecticut, the top 16 are all located in Fairfield County!

The top 10 are as follows:

1. South School – New Canaan
2. East School – New Canaan
3. West School – New Canaan
4. Saugatuck Elementary School – Westport
5. King’s Highway Elementary School – Westport
6. Coleytown Elementary School – Westport
7. Green’s Farms School – Westport
8. Long Lots School – Westport
9. Branchville Elementary School – Ridgefield
10. Royle Elementary School – Darien

Based on these lists, Fairfield County is one of the best options you can make in choosing what schools your children should go to in the state of Connecticut. This county is topping the charts with the highest quality education and dedication to the success of their students. What more could you ask for?