High school graduation rates in the state of Connecticut reached an all-time high during the 2016 school year, Gov. Dannel Malloy and Department of Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell announced April 10.

Connecticut’s average four-year high school graduation rate last spring was 87.4% — 4.2% higher than the 83.2% national average.

The state Department of Education recently released data on 2016 graduation rates, broken down by school districts and high schools.

When it comes to Wilton, its public school district has the 12th highest graduation rate in the state (97.1%), while its high school has the 14th highest rate (98.2%).

Wilton's district rate includes Wilton High School and outplaced students in nonpublic special education facilities or private facilities.

District rates


The Wilton Public School District’s 97.1% graduation rate is shared by three other school districts — Avon Public School District, Connecticut Technical High School System, and Regional School District 6 — and reflects a 1% decrease from its 2012 graduation rate.

Wilton’s district graduation rates from 2012 to 2015 were:


  • 2012: 98.1%.

  • 2013: 96%.

  • 2014: 97%

  • 2015: 96.1%.


The Weston Public School District had the highest 2016 graduation rate in the DRG-A, as well as the entire state. Regional School District 9, which serves Redding and Easton students, had the lowest rate in the DRG-A, and Wilton had the fifth highest.

District graduation rates in the DRG-A were:


  • Weston: 99.5%.

  • Darien: 98.5%.

  • New Canaan: 98.2%.

  • Westport: 97.7%.

  • Wilton: 97.1%.

  • Ridgefield: 97%.

  • Region 9: 95.7%.


The average 2016 district graduation rate in the DRG-A was 97.67%.

In addition to Weston and Wilton having the highest and 12th highest graduation rates in the state, the five other DRG-A districts ranked as follows in the state:


  • Darien: Fourth highest (tied with Granby Public School District).

  • New Canaan: Sixth highest.

  • Westport: Ninth highest (tied with Madison Public School District).

  • Ridgefield: 13th highest (tied with Glastonbury Public School District).

  • Region 9: 20th highest.


Click here for 2016 graduation rates by district.

School rates


Wilton High School’s 98.2% graduation rate is shared by The Academy of Information Technology in Stamford, and reflects a 0.5% decrease from 2012.

Wilton High School’s graduation rates from 2012 to 2015 were:


  • 2012: 98.7%.

  • 2013: 97.8%.

  • 2014: 98.6%

  • 2015: 98.4%.


Weston High School had the highest rate in the DRG-A, Region 9’s Joel Barlow High School had the lowest, and Wilton High School once again took the No. 5 spot:

  • Weston High School: 99.5%.

  • Staples High School: 99.4%.

  • Darien High School: 98.8%.

  • New Canaan High School: 98.6%.

  • Wilton High School: 98.2%.

  • Ridgefield High School: 97.9%.

  • Joel Barlow High School: 97.6%.


The average 2016 high school graduation rate in the DRG-A was 98.57%.

Five schools tied for the No. 1 spot with 100% graduation rates last spring:


  • Global Experience Magnet School in Bloomfield.

  • Platt Technical High School in Milford.

  • East Granby High School in East Granby.

  • Region 12’s Shepaug Valley School in Washington.

  • Thomaston High School in Thomaston.


Weston High School’s graduation rate ranked second highest in the state, and Staples High School in Westport tied with Glastonbury High School and Hall High School in West Hartford for the No. 3 spot.

Darien High School tied with Litchfield High School and Region 7’s Northwestern Regional High School for Connecticut’s eighth highest rate.

New Canaan High School shared the state’s 10th highest rate with E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain, Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in Torrington, and Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton.

Ridgefield High School had the 17th highest graduation rate in the state, and Joel Barlow had the 20th.

Click here for 2016 graduation rates by school.