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slides: The Top 50 Public High Schools in New England

Friday, August 23, 2013

 

Topping the New England rankings: the Maine School of Science + Mathematics, or MSSM.

With back to school looming in New England, it's the perfect time to look at the 50 public, charter, and technical high schools that top the region for highest achievement.

Utlizing the assessment tools from US News & World Report's annual Best High Schools rankings, GoLocalWorcester has compiled the ultimate New England list of the best of the region. These Top 50 schools reveal the incredible diversity of size and location of those schools that are topping the rankings nationally.

Ranking high schools nationwide

US News compiles data on more than 21,000 public high schools and derives each school's ranking on two central features: how well each schools prepares its students for college and how many students display proficiency on their state's standardized assessment examinations. For more on US News's methodology, go here.

Central Massachusetts top performers

Among New England's Top 50 High Schools, Marlborough's Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School placed a remarkable #4 in the region (and #130 in the US overall). The Bromfield School in Harvard also placed in New England's Top 10, at #7 (and #149 nationally). Overall, Massachusetts dominated the ranking with 26 of the Top 50 schools--testimony to the state's ongoing high academic reputation.

To see all 50 of New England's Top Public High Schools and compare their performance on standardized state testing, college readiness, and student-teacher ratios, see the slides, below.

Note on academic indicators, below: As part of its assessment and ranking, US News creates a College Readiness Index score to reflect how many students take AP and IB exams, and how they perform (the maximum index score is 100). Math and English/reading proficiency scores indicate what percentage of students were at or above proficiency in testing in both subjects.

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#50 Wells High School

Sanford, Maine

National rank: 600

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 42.5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1

Proficient in Reading: 68%

Proficient in Math: 66%

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#49 Westwood High School

Westwood, Massachusetts

National rank: 596

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 42.7

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 95%

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#48 Barrington HS

Barrington, Rhode Island

National rank: 593

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 42.8

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 95%

Proficient in Math: 74%

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#47 Arlington High School

Arlington, Massachusetts

National rank: 564

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 43.5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Proficient in English: 96%

Proficient in Math: 93%

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#46 Cape Elizabeth HS

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

National rank: 549

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 43.8

Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Proficient in English: 84%

Proficient in Math: 81%

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#45 Simsbury High School

Simsbury, Connecticut

National rank: 547

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 43.9

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 99%

Proficient in Math: 98%

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#44 New Canaan HS

New Canaan, Connecticut

National rank: 544

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 44.0

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 99%

Proficient in Math: 98%

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#43 Avon High School

Avon, Connecticut

National rank: 532

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 44.4

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 97%

Proficient in Math: 95%

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#42 Granby Memorial HS

Granby, Connecticut

National rank: 527

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 44.5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 96%

Proficient in Math: 99%

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#41 East Lyme High School

East Lyme, Connecticut

National rank: 524

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 44.8

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 97%

Proficient in Math: 96%

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#40 Montpelier HS

Montpelier, Vermont

National rank: 520

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 45.0

Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1

Proficient in English: 85%

Proficient in Math: 56%

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#39 Prospect Hill Academy

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Cambridge, MA

National rank: 499

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 45.8

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 91%

Proficient in Math: 79%

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#38 Fairfield Ludlowe HS

Fairfield, Connecticut

National rank: 483

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 46.4

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 96%

Proficient in Math: 94%

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#37 Brookline High School

Brookline, Massachusetts

National rank: 480

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 46.5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Proficient in English: 94%

Proficient in Math: 90%

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#36 Connecticut Int'l.

Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy

East Hartford, Connecticut

National rank: 448

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 47.7

Student/Teacher Ratio:  14:1

Proficient in English: 96%

Proficient in Math: 88%

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#35 Joel Barlow HS

Redding, Connecticut

National rank: 434

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 48.3

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 99%

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#34 Cohasset High School

Cohasset, Massachusetts

National rank: 431

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 48.4

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 99%

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#33 Winchester HS

Winchester, Massachusetts

National rank: 425

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 48.6

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 94%

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#32 Boston Latin Academy

Dorchester, Massachusetts

National rank: 421

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 48.7

Student/Teacher Ratio: 22:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 100%

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#31 Classical High School

Providence, Rhode Island

National rank: 411

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 49.1

Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 49%

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#30 William H. Hall HS

West Hartford, Connecticut

National rank: 394

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 50.1

Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Proficient in English: 93%

Proficient in Math: 93%

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#29 Andover High School

Andover, Massachusetts

National rank: 393

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 50.1

Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 96%

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#28 Falmouth High School

Falmouth, Maine

National rank: 360

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 19.3

Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Proficient in English: 92%

Proficient in Math: 85%

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#27 Needham High School

Needham, Massachusetts

National rank: 356

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 51.5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 96%

Proficient in Math: 94%

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#26 Acton-Boxborough HS

Acton, Massachusetts

National rank: 324

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 53.2

Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 97%

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#25 Staples High School

Westport, Connecticut

National rank: 296

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 54.6

Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 97%

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#24 Wilton High School

Wilton, Connecticut

National rank: 292

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 54.7

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 97%

Proficient in Math: 97%

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#23 MATCH Charter Public

Boston, Massachusetts

National rank: 291

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 54.8

Student/Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 96%

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#22 John D. O'Bryant

John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science

Roxbury, Massachusetts

National rank: 271

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 55.8

Student/Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Proficient in English: 97%

Proficient in Math: 96%

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#21 Sharon High School

Sharon, Massachusetts

National rank: 270

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 56.0

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 99%

Proficient in Math: 98%

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#20 Medfield High School

Medfield, Massachusetts

National rank: 259

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 56.8

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 98%

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#19 Farmington HS

Farmington, Connecticut

National rank: 258

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 56.9

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 97%

Proficient in Math: 95%

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#18 Ridgefield HS

Ridgefield, Connecticut

National rank: 250

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 57.4

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 99%

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#17 Weston High School

Weston, Connecticut

National rank: 240

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 57.9

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 98%

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#16 Newton South HS

Newton Centre, Massachusetts

National rank: 224

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 58.7

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 96%

Proficient in Math: 94%

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#15 Conard High School

West Hartford, Connecticut

National rank: 218

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 59.2

Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Proficient in English: 92%

Proficient in Math: 89%

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#14 Darien High School

Darien, Connecticut

National rank: 217

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 59.2

Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 98%

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#13 Lexington High School

Lexington, Massachusetts

National rank: 204

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 60.5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 97%

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#12 Yarmouth High School

Yarmouth, Maine

National rank: 198

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 60.7

Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Proficient in English: 80%

Proficient in Math: 84%

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#11 Duxbury High School

Duxbury, Massachusetts

National rank: 196

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 60.7

Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Proficient in English: 98%

Proficient in Math: 97%

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#10 Belmont High School

Belmont, Massachusetts

National rank: 193

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 61.1

Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Proficient in English: 99%

Proficient in Math: 97%

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#9 Mystic Valley Regional

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School

Malden, MA

National rank: 177

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 62.5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Proficient in English: 96%

Proficient in Math: 93%

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#8 Wellesley High School

Wellesley, Massachusetts

National rank: 163

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 64.4

Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Proficient in English: 99%

Proficient in Math: 96%

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#7 The Bromfield School

Harvard, Massachusetts

National rank: 149

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 66.6

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 99%

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#6 Salem Academy Charter

Salem, Massachusetts

National rank: 139

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 67.9

Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1

Proficient in English: 91%

Proficient in Math: 88%

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#5 Dover-Sherborn HS

Dover, Massachusetts

National rank: 132

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 69.3

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Proficient in English: 99%

Proficient in Math: 99%

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#4 AMSA Charter

Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School

Marlborough, Massachusetts

National rank: 130

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 69.4

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 97%

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#3 Boston Latin School

Boston, Massachusetts

National rank: 57

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 84.4

Student/Teacher Ratio: 23:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 100%

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#2 Sturgis Charter Public

Hyannis, Massachusetts

National rank: 31

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 93.6

Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 99%

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#1 MSSM

Maine School of Science & Mathematics

Limestone, Maine

National rank: 13

Academic indicators:

College Readiness Index: 100.0

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Proficient in English: 100%

Proficient in Math: 100%

 
 

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