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Old 02-02-2013, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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That's a pretty soft standard for ranking. A standardized test specific to CT? I'd rather see ap/sat as the primary factors. I think the rankings would shift for several schools significantly.
True, but Amity is consistently top 10 in the state in multiple measurements.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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True, but Amity is consistently top 10 in the state in multiple measurements.
Having a tough time finding a list, but:

New Canaan SAT scores second in state - New Canaan News

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The other schools in Education Reference Group A, the state's categorization system of the top schools in the state, had the following average cumulative scores: Weston, 1,794; Staples (Westport), 1,785; Darien, 1,776; Avon, 1,728; Simsbury, 1,722; Ridgefield, 1,721; Joel Barlow High (Easton and Redding), 1,695; and Amity High School (Woodbridge), 1,638.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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Here is a better link for sat scores. SAT Scores: How Does Your School Compare To Others In Connecticut - Courant.com

While I have some reservations about the Newsweek criterion, Wilton and Barlow consistently rank #1 & 2 within Connecticut. Still bothers me that twy include selective magnet schools.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:13 AM
 
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Orange is a great town with fantastic schools, but personally I'd hate to deal with the post road. Talk about strip shopping malls.....traffic can be horrendous, especially on weekends. I avoid that area like the plague. But Orange is similar to Monroe in respect that the residential areas are separate from the commercial districts. Orange is certainly worth considering, as long as the commute to Stamford isn't too long.

Editing to say whatever happened to your previous views on test scores, Stylo? They didn't used to matter.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/24630393-post8.html

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:44 AM
 
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Orange to Stamford? Awful commute.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Orange is a great town with fantastic schools, but personally I'd hate to deal with the post road. Talk about strip shopping malls.....traffic can be horrendous, especially on weekends. I avoid that area like the plague. But Orange is similar to Monroe in respect that the residential areas are separate from the commercial districts. Orange is certainly worth considering, as long as the commute to Stamford isn't too long.

Editing to say whatever happened to your previous views on test scores, Stylo? They didn't used to matter.
Why would an Orange resident spend time mulling on the Post Road? Even to do shopping, most things are accessible with backroad short cuts.

I don't personally hold test scores terribly highly, but the OP said schools are their #1 priority.
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Orange to Stamford? Awful commute.
Same as Monroe:

http://goo.gl/maps/8Di9c
http://goo.gl/maps/RD5EF
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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If given the choice of all towns mentioned, Redding would be the best (and has the best schools). Orange, while nice, would probably be the worst in terms of commute.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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Redding is also the most expensive, but yeah - it's pretty ideal.

Why is Orange a worse commute than Monroe? Same exact distance to the station they're using, and there's no traffic on that stretch of Wilbur Cross/Merritt.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Monroe has the option of other Metro North stations, or even driving.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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That would be an awful drive to Stamford, and driving to another station won't save any time.
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