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Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Arlington High School off of the list. Arlington did rank in the top nationally by U.S. News, coming in at #564 nationwide and #25 in the state.
For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above.
The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final scores then determined Newsweek’s final rankings.
The highest-ranked school in Massachusetts, according to the Newsweek list, is Boston Latin School, coming in at #114 nationally. Next on the list is #140-ranked Dover-Sherborn High School. Concord-Carlisle was #382.
You can read more about Newsweek's methodology here.