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34 MA High Schools Among Nation’s Best, U.S. News Says In Ranking

MASSACHUSETTS — Dozens of public high schools in Massachusetts are among the best in the country, according to a new ranking Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report.

In the list, Massachusetts ranks first among U.S. states and the District of Columbia. This year, 43.9 percent of Massachusetts’ eligible high schools were in the top 25 percent of the rankings. The report said 10.5 percent of schools were in the top 5 percent.

The top 25 public high schools in Massachusetts are:

  • Boston Latin School, Boston, 50th nationally
  • Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion School, Hadley, 57th nationally
  • The Bromfield School, Harvard, 154th nationally
  • Sturgis Charter Public School, Hyannis, 179th nationally
  • Dover-Sherborn High School, Dover, 189th nationally
  • Lexington High School, Lexington, 221st nationally
  • Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough, 253rd nationally
  • Belmont High School, Belmont, 290th nationally
  • Acton-Boxboro Regional School, Acton, 338th nationally
  • Weston High School, Weston, 355th nationally
  • Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden, 402nd nationally
  • Boston Latin Academy, Dorchester, 403rd nationally
  • Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, 439th nationally
  • Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett, 472nd nationally
  • Wellesley High School, Wellesley, 539th nationally
  • Medfield High School, Medfield, 545th nationally
  • John D. O’Bryant, Boston, 568th nationally
  • Pioneer Charter School of Science Charter, Saugus, 606th nationally
  • Needham High School, Needham, 656th nationally
  • Westwood High School, Westwood, 671st nationally
  • Cohasset High School, Cohasset, 672nd nationally
  • Sharon High School, Sharon, 678th nationally
  • Groton-Dunstable Regional, Groton, 693rd nationally
  • Wayland High School, Wayland, 696th nationally
  • Concord-Carlisle, Concord, 711th 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 as strong performance among under-served students. High school graduation rates and college readiness among graduates are also measured.

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

Charter schools