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Lexington High makes list of nation's best schools

Posted by Sara Brown  June 15, 2010 11:50 AM

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Lexington High School is one of the best schools in the nation, according to Newsweek magazine’s listing of “America’s Best Schools.”  Lexington High came in 560th in the list of 1,600 top schools, with the ranking based on the number of students taking advanced exams.

In all, 27 Massachusetts high schools made the list. Click here for a complete ranking.

The high school rankings looked at the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge tests given at high schools in 2009, divided by the number of graduating students.  The 1,600 schools that made the cut represent 6 percent of public high schools, according to the rankings. 

Lexington High averaged 2.184 advanced tests per student, and the listing said that 60.2 percent of Lexington seniors passed an AP or IB test.

The high school is no stranger to the list—it appeared in 2003, 2005, and 2008, with the highest ranking, 171, coming in 2001. 

 Click here for more information and to see the complete ranking.  

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