Last week, Newsweek announced the nation’s “top schools for low-income students” — and Common Ground was one of four Connecticut schools to make the list. In all, 500 high schools from across the country made on Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” list — chosen based on college-going rates, high school graduation rates, SAT and AP scores, counselor to student ratio, the percent of students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch, and other factors.  Common Ground is ranked #316 on the list. Here’s how Newsweek explains the classification:

“This year, Newsweek sought to recognize schools that beat the odds, performing better than statistically expected for their level of poverty. For this list, we ranked schools on how well they prepare their students for college, taking students’ socio-economic background into account.”

To read more, and see the entire list, visit Newsweek’s site.  To learn which Connecticut schools made the list, click here.