The top high schools in Massachusetts, according to U.S. News and World Report

BOSTON — Massachusetts schools fare very well in the latest ranking of top high schools in the United States from U.S. News and World Report.

The list, released Tuesday, shows some 340 schools in Massachusetts made the rankings.

Coming in at #1 was Boston Latin School, followed by Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough.

Rounding out the top five are Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, Lexington High School in Lexington, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science in Roxbury.

U.S. News and World Report says its rankings are based on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

Massachusetts had the highest percentage of top-ranked high schools in this year’s rankings.

TOP RANKED HIGH SCHOOLS IN MASSACHUSETTS
#1 Boston Latin School, Boston
#2 Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough
#3 Sturgis Charter Public School, Hyannis
#4 Lexington High School, Lexington
#5 John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science, Roxbury
#6 Boston Latin Academy, Dorchester
#7 Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, Dover
#8 Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden
#9 The Bromfield School, Harvard
#10 Weston High School, Weston
#11 Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton
#12 Westwood High School, Westwood
#13 Belmont High School, Belmont
#14 Pioneer Charter School of Science 2, Saugus
#15 Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett
#16 Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston
#17 Match Charter Public School, Boston
#18 Acton-Boxborough High School, Acton
#19 Hampden Charter School of Science, Chicopee
#20 Medfield Senior High School, Medfield
#21 Winchester High School, Winchester
#22 Community Charter School of Cambridge, Cambridge
#23 Manchester Essex Regional High School, Manchester
#24 Sharon High School, Sharon
#25 Westford Academy, Westford

U.S. News and World Report said it did adjust its calculations this year, due to the effects of the pandemic.

“While the six ranking indicators that determined each school’s rank were the same as those used in the three prior years, U.S. News adjusted its calculation of these measures to account for the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on schools in the 2019-2020 school year. With most states closing schools for in-person instruction beginning in March 2020 – typically just before most states conduct assessments – the U.S. Department of Education granted waivers allowing all states to forego state testing for the 2019-2020 school year,” according to the U.S. News and World report statement.

TOP RANKED STEM HIGH SCHOOLS IN MASSACHUSETTS
#1 Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough
#2 Lexington High School, Lexington
#3 Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, Dover
#4 The Bromfield School, Harvard
#5 Weston High School, Weston
#6 Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton
#7 Belmont High School, Belmont
#8 Acton-Boxborough High School, Acton
#9 Winchester High School, Winchester
#10 Sharon High School, Sharon
TOP RANKED CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLS IN MASSACHUSETTS
#1 Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough
#2 Sturgis Charter Public School, Hyannis
#3 Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden
#4 Pioneer Charter School of Science 2, Saugus
#5 Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett
#6 Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston
#7 Match Charter School in Science, Chicopee
#8 Hampden Charter School of Science, Chicopee
#9 Community Charter School of Cambridge, Cambridge
#10 Boston Collegiate Charter School, Dorchester

The complete list of top Mass. schools is here.

Massachusetts did miss out when it came to making the top 10 list of high schools nationally. That list is below.

TOP HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.
#1 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia
#2 Academic Magnet High School, South Carolina
#3 Signature School, Indiana
#4 School for Advanced Studies, Florida
#5 Payton College Preparatory High School, Illinois
#6 The Davidson Academy of Nevada
#7 Central Magnet School, Tennessee
#8 The School for the Talented and Gifted, Texas
#9 Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Georgia
#10 Julia R. Masterman Secondary School, Pennsylvania

More information about the ranking of Massachusetts schools, according to U.S. News and World Report, can be found here.

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