How high schools in the Boston area stack up in the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report

A Boston school took the No. 1 spot.

Boston Latin School. Pat Greenhouse / The Boston Globe

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U.S. News & World Report has delved into the next layer of high school rankings, breaking down the top schools in metro areas across the country.

Greater Boston was one of 933 metro areas examined for the new standings, released Wednesday by the publication. U.S. News evaluated 218 public high schools in the Boston metro area, applying the same methodology from its national rankings — looking at college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

“We’ve heard from students, parents and school officials that they’re interested in seeing how their school compares with others in the community,” Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News, said in a statement. “With these new rankings, residents in more than 900 metro areas nationwide can see which local schools are succeeding at educating and graduating their students.”   


According to U.S. News, a school’s spot in the metro standings corresponds to its national ranking.

Here’s how high schools in and around Boston stacked up in the top 25 spots:

  1. Boston Latin School
  2. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough
  3. Lexington High School
  4. Boston Latin Academy
  5. Hopkinton High School
  6. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School
  7. Belmont High School
  8. Manchester Essex Regional High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea
  9. Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden
  10. John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, Roxbury
  11. Westwood High School
  12. Wayland High School
  13. Winchester High School
  14. Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett
  15. Wellesley High School
  16. Medfield Senior High School
  17. Weston High School
  18. Norwell High School
  19. Community Charter School of Cambridge
  20. Medway High School
  21. Arlington High School
  22. Needham High School
  23. Newton North High School
  24. Newton South High School
  25. Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton