Which high schools reign supreme in the state of Massachusetts? We always hear of different outlets ranking schools here in the Bay State and Boston Magazine has just come out with its list. They come out with the list every year and it includes high schools in the “greater Boston area” or as it’s also described, schools in the “I-495 corridor.” To come up with its list, Boston Magazine compiled data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and looked at that data in several categories including: enrollment, average class size, student to teacher ratio, MCAS exam results in English, Math and Science and graduation rates.
Boston Magazine has also compiled other lists including high schools that are top in areas like class size, “bang for your housing buck” and teacher ratings. For average class size, Georgetown high school took top honors with the average class size being 8 students. Hull, Rockport and Ipswich come in second, third and fourth respectively. And in regards to “bang for your housing buck,” Algonquin Regional topped that list and was followed by Boston Latin, Foxboro and Littleton High Schools.
But which schools topped the entire list overall? The rankings probably shouldn’t surprise anyone seeing as Weston has now topped the list two years in a row. There really aren’t many new entries either. We’re going to post the rankings for the top 10 so you can see where your child’s school ranks with other schools in the state. To get a more complete analysis of each school and how the data was weighted, you can check out Boston Magazine’s story HERE. Then you can decide if you want to move, want to move your kid to another school or just ignore it because you think the list is crap. Either way, here are the top 10 high schools in Massachusetts.