WESTON - Some local high schools are being ranked among the best in the nation.

Several southwestern Connecticut schools ranked in the top 300 of "America's Most Challenging High Schools."

Weston High School placed highest at 78 on list by the Washington Post.

Others that made the list include Westhill in Stamford, Staples in Westport, Greenwich High School, New Canaan High School and Amity Regional High School.