Give Massachusetts an A+.
US News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the best high schools in the nation, and half of Massachusetts’ high schools are in the top quarter of the national rankings — the highest proportion of any state.
This isn’t the first time the state has received accolades: In 2019, Massachusetts earned the No. 1 spot for pre-K through 12th-grade education from US News & World Report.
This year, Boston Latin School ranked 37th in the nation, and snagged the top spot in Massachusetts, according to the new rankings. Following Boston Latin, the top five list in the state was rounded out by Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, Hopkinton High School, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough, and Dover-Sherborn Regional High.
The top high school in the national ranking was Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia. The top five countrywide included Academic Magnet High School in South Carolina, Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Tennessee, School for Advanced Studies in Florida, and Townsend Harris High School in New York City.
The rankings were determined by weighing college readiness (30 percent), math and reading proficiency (20 percent), math and reading performance (20 percent), underserved student performance (10 percent), college curriculum breadth (10 percent), and graduation rate (10 percent). The publication worked with RTI International, a global research firm, to conduct the rankings.
Here’s a look at the top schools in Massachusetts, according to the ranking.
|1||Boston Latin School||Boston Public Schools||Boston|
|2||Sturgis Charter Public School||Sturgis Charter Public (District)||Hyannis|
|3||Hopkinton High School||Hopkinton Public Schools||Hopkinton|
|4||Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School||Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter (District)||Marlborough|
|5||Dover-Sherborn Regional High||Dover-Sherborn||Dover|
|6||Mystic Valley Regional Charter School||Mystic Valley Regional Charter (District)||Malden|
|7||Lexington High||Lexington Public Schools||Lexington|
|10||John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science||Boston Public Schools||Roxbury|
|12||Boston Latin Academy||Boston Public Schools||Dorchester|
|13||Manchester Essex Regional High School||Manchester Essex Regional||Manchester|
|14||Medfield Senior High||Medfield Public Schools||Medfield|
|16||Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School||Berkshire Arts And Technology Charter Public (District)||Adams|
|17||The Bromfield School||Harvard||Harvard|
|18||Acton-Boxborough Regional High||Acton-Boxborough||Acton|
|20||Newton South High||Newton||Newton Centre|