Newsweek released its ranking of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation this week, and Algonquin made the list at #443.
A total of 48 Massachusetts high schools made Newsweek’s ranking, with the top-ranked being Boston Latin at #116. Those Bay State schools ranking above Algonquin include Dover-Sherborn (#140), Hopkinton (#257), Concord Carlisle (#382), and Groton-Dunstable (#388).
Factors in the ranking included Algonquin’s graduation rate of 97%, average SAT score of 1721, and college placement rate of 93%.
Newsweek says their methodology, which looks at graduation rates, participation in college-level classes via Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, and acceptance into a two- or four-year college program, among other factors, is designed to identify high schools that best prepare students for college. The data used in the ranking is self-reported by participating schools.