Shrewsbury on Best High School List

US News & World Report annual listing features best high schools in the country.

Shrewsbury High School. Credit: Patch
Shrewsbury High School. Credit: Patch

US News & World Report released its annual list of the nation’s top high schools and Shrewsbury High School was ranked 38th in the state, 746th across the nation

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.

According to the listing, 43 percent of the students in Shrewsbury take AP classes, with 98 percent showing proficiency in English and 93 percent in Math. The school received a college readiness index of 30.5.

The Boston Latin School was first in the state, Marlborough’s Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School came in second, and Belmont High School was third.

Read the full US News & World Report post here.

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