According to the new US News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, Natick High School this year is ranked #66 out of over 300 public high schools in Massachusetts, up from #79 in 2020.
The 1,600+ grades 9 – 12 school has a graduation rate of 99%.
The top-ranked high school in the state this year was once again Boston Latin School, which came in #36 in the national rankings.
How some nearby high schools fared:
- Dover-Sherborn, #8
- Weston, #9
- Hopkinton, #10
- Medfield, #14
- Needham, #16
- Wayland, #18
- Wellesley, #26
- Newton South, #34
- Newton North, #37
- Ashland, #46
- Holliston, #89
- Framingham, #122
- Keefe Tech (in Framingham), #302
Natick was ranked #1,557 nationally this year, up from #1,923 in 2020. US News & World Report sorts schools based on their performance on state-required tests, graduation rates, and how well schools prepare students for college.
Three Massachusetts schools this year cracked the national top-100 list—Boston Latin School (#36); Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (#40); and Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough (#93).
As for the #1 school in the country in 2021? Same as last year—Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va.
Read about US News & World Report’s methodologies.
Among factors taken into consideration when ranking schools:
- student-to-teacher ratio: (14:1)
- math proficiency: 80%
- reading proficiency: 79%
- percentage that participate in AP exams: 62%
- graduation rate: 98%
Click here to see Natick’s High School’s profile and for the full list of 365 Massachusetts secondary schools.
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