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Westwood High among top 500 in Newsweek List

Posted by Sarah Moomaw  June 22, 2011 11:56 AM

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Boston Latin School has been ranked the best high school in Massachusetts by Newsweek Magazine, one of 11 from the Bay State in the top 500 nationally.

Latin ranked No. 63 nationally, according to Newsweek's annual list. It had an average SAT score of 1911.

The second-highest ranking high school in the state was Hopkinton, with an SAT score of 1746 and a student-teacher ratio of 10.1. Hopkinton was ranked 95th nationally.

Belmont was third-highest in Massachusetts and 110th nationally, followed by Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, which was 116th nationally.

The June 20 issue marks the third straight year that the Malden-based charter school has been included in the ranking.

"Year after year, Newsweek's ranking of Mystic Valley as one of the nation's top public schools is welcome recognition of our school's innovation mission and proven approach to education," said Dr. Joseph McCleary, executive director of the school, in a statement.

Other Massachusetts schools on Newsweek's list of 500 are: Westwood High, Manchester Essex Regional, Longmeadow, Sturgis Charter, Tahanto Regional, Sandwich, and University Park Campus School.

In a separate ranking, US News ranked Boston Latin 38 on its list of Gold Medal schools.

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