These are the 10 best public high schools in Massachusetts, according to U.S. News & World Report

Boston Latin School took the No. 1 spot.

Boston Latin School. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe

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U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the best public high schools in the country on Wednesday, and, once again, a Boston school came in at No. 1 in the Bay State.

For the second year in a row, Boston Latin School was listed as the top high school in Massachusetts. It was also one of only two New England schools that cracked the top 100 in the publication’s national ranking.

U.S. News examined more than 20,500 public high schools across the country and assigned the top performing schools gold, silver, or bronze medals, with gold indicating the “greatest level of college readiness.”


Three schools from the Boston Public School system were ranked in the top 10 in Massachusetts, all of which were designated gold-medal schools:

  1. Boston Latin School, Boston
  2. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough
  3. Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden
  4. Lenox Memorial High School, Lenox
  5. Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton
  6. Boston Latin Academy, Dorchester
  7. Medfield Senior High School, Medfield
  8. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, Dover
  9. Arlington High School, Arlington
  10. John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, Roxbury