Melrose High Fails to Make US News & World Report’s Rankings

The publication’s rankings included the top 63 high schools in Massachusetts.

US News & World Report released its annual list of the nation’s top high schools Tuesday and Melrose High School failed to make the cut.

The publication’s rankings included the top 63 high schools in Massachusetts, about the top 2,000 nationally.

From the rankings:

“At Melrose High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Melrose High School is 38 percent. The student body makeup is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 20 percent.”

Massachusetts’ top 10:

1. Boston Latin School
2. Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School (Marlborough)
3. Belmont High School
4. Wellesley High School
5. The Bromfield School (Harvard)
6. Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (Malden)
7. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School
8. Medfield High School
9. O’Bryant School Math/Science (Roxbury)
10. Sharon High School

US News & World Report’s complete Massachusetts’ rankings >>

Sherlock H. April 23, 2014 at 10:12 PM
I'm shocked that Melrose didn't make the top ten!
Myron Dittmer April 24, 2014 at 07:31 AM
My question is.......why can't Melrose be more like Malden (#53) and Revere (#60)?
Joshua Speed April 24, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Well since Melrose has a higher English and Math Proficiency Rating than either Malden or Revere, (94 % / 86 % / 86%, and 83 % / 79 % / 78 % respectively), as well as a better CP Index than either, I would guess the Teacher to Student Ratios would be a key factor as both Malden and Revere have much higher FT Teacher rates (Melrose has 68, the others each have 177) . It would be great if Melrose could increase their Teacher to Student Ratio, then perhaps we could make inroads, but that would mean taxes and spending which I am sure you would love.


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