Client Greenwich Time
Categories Education
Date 11-21-2011
URL Launch Project

Anyone who has been to a Board of Education meeting or picked up a newspaper in Greenwich knows that some residents see the school district’s performance as lacking, especially when compared to its peers.

One ranking site,, puts Greenwich at 48th out of more than 150 schools across the state.

Recently, Connecticut Magazine ranked the Greenwich the No. 1 town out of those communities with a population of at least 50,000. In its “Rating the Towns” feature, the magazine’s editors looked at a number of factors, including crime rate, cost of living and, of course, the schools. Aside from being top overall, Greenwich also led the pack in the education category, beating out Fairfield, ranked 27th on SchoolDigger, in a ranking largely based on standardized test scores.

Wait, what?

After all the talk of Greenwich’s sinking standing in public education, what accounts for the disparity?

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