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Arlington High 26th in Mass. in Magazine's Annual Rankings

US News & World Report put Arlington three spots ahead of neighboring Winchester.

In its annual report released Tuesday, US News & World Report ranked Arlington High School as the 26th best public high school in Massachusetts, 491st in the nation, earning the school’s students, staff and faculty “gold medal” status from the magazine.

According to the magazine, 91 percent of 1,162 students are proficient in English, 90 percent in math.

Here’s the state’s top five schools, according to the report, and a look at how Arlington High compared to its neighbors:

1. Sturgis Charter Public School, Hyannis (15th nationally)

2. Boston Latin School (62nd)

3. Hopkinton High School (89th)

4. Belmont High School (111th)

5. Weston High School (132nd)

14. Lexington High School (280th)

26. Arlington High School (491st)

29. Winchester High School (538th)

48. Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (1,165th)

Medford and Somerville high schools and Minuteman High School were not ranked in the top 64. was not considered in the report.

The nation’s top three schools, according to the magazine:

1. School for the Talented and Gifted (Dallas)

2. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Va.)

3. School of Science and Engineering Magnet (Dallas)

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