Every year U.S. News and World Reports reviews high schools across the country and ranks them, breaking them down from national rankings, all the way down to state, region or district.

The rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.  The rankings are determined by schools whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.

As a state, Massachusetts did well nationally, with nearly 49% of the Commonwealth's eligible schools in the top 25% of the Best High School rankings.

In Massachusetts 395 schools were reviewed and three Berkshire County high schools made the top 100.

  • Lenox Memorial Middle and High School

Lenox Memorial High is ranked 32nd within Massachusetts and 777th nationally, receiving a 95.49 score out of a possible 100. The Advanced Placement participation rate at Lenox Memorial High is 64%.

  • Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School

BART is ranked 79th within Massachusetts, 1,805th nationally and 260th out of Charter School nationally. The school received a score of 89.53 out of a possible 100.  The Advanced Placement participation rate at Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School is 100%.

  • Mt. Greylock Regional High School

Mt.Greylock Regional High is ranked 80th within Massachusetts and 1,808 nationally, receiving a score of 89.52 out of a possible 100. The Advanced Placement participation rate at Mt.Greylock Regional High is 62%.

Just missing the top 100 for the state was Wahconah Regional High School which came in 103rd, with a score of 70.90 out of a possible 100, ranking at number 5,018 nationally.

To check out the full list, or to learn more about how the rankings are compiled, check out U.S. News and World Reports.




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