US News & World Report released its annual list of the
nation’s top high schools and Marlborough’s Advanced Math & Science Academy
Charter School came in second for the state of Massachusetts.
Nationally, the school ranked 146th and received a gold medal. In 2013, the school was third in the state but 130th nationally.
According to the report, in order to be ranked, the magazine teamed up with American Institutes for Research to evaluate schools in three areas: overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, the effectiveness by which the schools educated minorities and those who were economically disadvantaged, and then performance in advanced placement and International Baccalaureate exams. The schools then earned gold, silver, and bronze medals based on the outcome of the analysis.
73 percent of the students at the charter school, according to the survey, take AP classes, with 100 percent showing proficiency in English and 99 percent in Math. The school received a college readiness index of 69.
Marlborough High School wasn’t ranked in the listing but did receive better-than-average scores in the survey. Forty-five percent of MHS students take AP classes and 86 percent are proficient in English. Another 82 percent are proficient in Math.
The Boston Latin School was first in the state. Belmont High School was third.
Read the full US News & World Report post here.
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