US News released its fourth edition of top high schools in America, ranking Concord Carlisle High School at 603 among nearly 22,000 public schools. The publication lists Concord Carlisle High School as 30th among 351 Massachusetts high schools.
According to the report, schools were ranked by how well they prepare students for college success. “US News partnered with the Washington, DC-based American Institutes for Research, which implemented US News's rankings methodology,” read the report. “US News determines the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs, both of which include college-level courses.”
Statistics listed include student-teacher ratios, a college readiness factor, and proficiency on state math and English assessments.
Closer to home, Arlington High School is ranked 26th, Lexington High School is ranked 14th, Stoneham High School is ranked 61st; and Winchester High School squeaked by Concord Carlisle, landing the #29 position.