In its annual education listings, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Mystic Valley Regional Charter School the eighth best public high school in the Massachusetts.
The charter school took high honors nationally, and was assessed as the 172d best High School in America, earning it one of 500 Gold Stars distributed among more than 21,000 public high schools the magazine evaluated.
According to the magazine, the ranking methodology evaluates how well the high schools serve all of their students, not just the college-bound, and takes into account scores on state-mandated tests, long-term educational outcomes, abd performance in college-level classes,
“It is an honor to once again be nationally ranked by such a prestigious magazine," said Neil Kinnon, chairman of the Mystic Valley Board of Directors, and a Malden City Councilor for Ward 6. "The ranking is a testament to the faculty, administration, and entire staff at Mystic Valley who maintain high expectations for each child and stay the course with the students and their parents over many years," he said in a statement.
Malden High School also placed well on the list, at 52d best among the Bay State's 351 high schools, earning it a silver ranking. Nationally, it was pegged at 1,314.
The full rankings are available at the U.S. News and World Report website.