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

A Boston school took the No. 1 spot yet again.

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U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the best public high schools in the country on Tuesday, and a Boston institution was once again named the best school in Massachusetts. 

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Boston Latin School was ranked No. 1 in the Bay State for the third year in a row. It was also one of the two New England schools that made it into the top 100, coming in at No. 33, in the publication’s national rankings. 

U.S. News evaluated more than 23,000 schools from across the country using an updated methodology of six factors to produce the 2019 rankings: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates. For 2019, the schools were not additionally designated with gold, silver, or bronze labels. 

“We enhanced the methodology to provide an even more comprehensive ranking that is easier to understand and, therefore, more useful to parents and educators,” Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News, said in a statement. “Now, each school’s score correlates to its national percentile – a school with a score of 70 is in the 70th percentile and ranks higher than 70% of schools. Going forward, this methodology will allow for intuitive comparisons of a school’s performance year after year.” 


This year, only one other school from the Boston Public School system made the top 10 rankings in Massachusetts.

  1. Boston Latin School, Boston
  2. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough
  3. Sturgis Charter Public School, Hyannis
  4. Lexington High School, Lexington
  5. Boston Latin Academy, Boston
  6. Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton
  7. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, Dover
  8. The Bromfield School, Harvard
  9. Belmont High School, Belmont
  10. Manchester Essex Regional High School, Manchester