These are the top 25 Massachusetts high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings

Data used was taken from the 2018-2019 school year "and therefore was not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic," the publication said.

Erin Clark / The Boston Globe, File

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U.S. News & World Report’s high school rankings released its 2021 list for Massachusetts on Tuesday.

The publication ranked Boston Latin School as the top high school in the Bay State, taking into account six factors it uses to evaluate institutions: reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college readiness, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

“Families can use the Best High Schools rankings to see how schools compare at the national, state and local level on factors like graduation rates and college readiness,” Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News, said in a statement. “The rankings also provide insight into academic performance among underserved groups showing how well schools are supporting these students.”


In the publication’s national rankings, Massachusetts schools were significantly present among the topped-ranked schools. Three local schools made the top 100, while 161 schools — or 46.3 percent — in the state ranked among the top 25 percent in the nation — a higher percent than in any other state.

Data used in the 2021 rankings was taken from the 2018-2019 school year “and therefore was not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the publication says.

Here are the top 25 high schools in Massachusetts:

  1. Boston Latin School, Boston
  2. Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, Hadley
  3. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough
  4. Pioneer Charter School of Science 2 (PCSS-2), Saugus
  5. The Bromfield School, Harvard
  6. Belmont High School, Belmont
  7. Lexington High School, Lexington
  8. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, Dover
  9. Weston High School, Weston
  10. Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton
  11. Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden
  12. Sharon High School, Sharon
  13. Boston Latin Academy, Dorchester
  14. John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, Roxbury
  15. Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton
  16. Needham High School, Needham
  17. Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett
  18. Wayland High School, Wayland
  19. Concord Carlisle High School, Concord
  20. Brookline High School, Brookline
  21. Westwood High School, Westwood
  22. Norwell High School, Norwell
  23. Manchester Essex Regional High School, Manchester
  24. Medfield Senior High School, Medfield
  25. Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston

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