As the kids begin to settle into their school routines, I've been blogging about school rankings throughout Connecticut. My first blog featured the top Elementary Schools in the state, so for round two, I'll list the Top 20 Middle Schools in Connecticut according to Niche.com

The Niche methodology ranked 19,710 middle schools throughout the nation based on key student statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. An additional 3,981 schools received a grade but did not make the cut for a ranking. Here's the list of the Top 20:

  • 1

    Saxe Middle School - New Caanan

  • 2

    Bedford Middle School - Westport

  • 3

    East Ridge Middle School - Ridgefield

  • 4

    Middlesex Middle School - Darien

  • 5

    Weston Middle School - Weston

  • 6

    Coleytown Middle School - Westport

  • 7

    Middlebrook School - Wilton

  • 8

    Scott's Ridge Middle School - Ridgefield

  • 9

    Henry James Memorial School - Simsbury

  • 10

    Eastern Middle School - Riverside

  • 11

    Amity Regional Middle School - Bethany

  • 12

    Amity Regional Middle School - Orange

  • 13

    Central Middle School - Greenwich

  • 14

    Westwoods Upper Elementary School - Farmington

  • 15

    Avon Middle School - Avon

  • 16

    Gideon Welles School - Glastonbury

  • 17

    Thompson Brook School - Avon

  • 18

    Smith Middle School - Glastonbury

  • 19

    Irving A. Robbins Middle School - Farmington

  • 20

    Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School - Madison