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Sturgis Charter Among Nation’s Best Schools, U.S. News Says In Ranking

HYANNIS, MA — 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.

Among the top performers in Massachusetts is Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, which ranks 179th nationally.

Sturgis also performs well in the charter school category, where it cracks the top 50 at 48th.

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.