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18 RI High Schools Make U.S. News 2024 ‘Best’ Ranking

RHODE ISLAND — A total of 18 public high schools in Rhode Island are among the best in the country, according to a new ranking Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report.

In the list, Rhode Island ranks 11th among U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Among the 58 ranked schools in the state, four are in the top 5 percent nationally, and 18 are in the top 25 percent.

The top 25 public high schools in Rhode Island are:

7. , ranked #2,204 nationally

8. , ranked #2,231 nationally

9. , ranked #2,353 nationally

10. , ranked #2,355 nationally

State-by-state performance is based solely on which states have the largest proportion of schools in the top 25 percent. Massachusetts once again leads in the ranking, followed by Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida, respectively.

The top high schools have students who score exceptionally high on math, reading and science assessments, as well strong performance among under-served students. High school graduation rates and college readiness among graduates are also measured.

U.S. News also ranked magnet, charter and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) schools. Among standout schools in Rhode Island are:

Charter schools

STEM schools