Brockton High earns high honors

Brockton’s 4,100-student high school has earned two prestigious honors, with US News & World Report naming it one of America’s Best High Schools for the fourth time and the International Center for Leadership in Education conferring on it the title of Model School for the 10th time. In a statement, Interim Superintendent John R. Jerome said the distinctions “prove yet again that Brockton students — and urban students in general — can and do achieve as well as their suburban peers when provided with high-quality instruction.” US News & World Report analyzed 21,035 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia, then identified 4,805 that provide the highest-quality education for all students, officials said. Brockton High School was among the 2,515 schools identified as bronze medal winners. School officials applied for the Model School designation from The International Center for Leadership in Education and were selected as one of 25 Model Schools that have proven success in student achievement and in implementing core standards and assessments, Jerome said. Last year, 256 seniors scored in the top 25 percent of the district on the MCAS and were awarded the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, which provides free tuition to in-state colleges and universities.