New England

These Are The Top 10 Public High Schools in Each New England State

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual ranking of the nation's top high schools.

Only two public schools in New England -- Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, Maine and Boston Latin in Boston, Massachusetts -- cracked the top 100 on the new list.

Schools were given medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

Here's a look at the top public schools in each New England state, along with their national rankings:


1. Darien High School, Darien (National Rank #150)

2. Weston High School, Weston (National Rank #169)

3. Achievement First Hartford Academy Inc., Hartford (National Rank #285)

4. Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield (National Rank #317)

5. Connecticut IB Academy, East Hartford (National Rank #321)

6. New Canaan High School, New Canaan (National Rank #342)

7. Staples High School, Westport (National Rank #361)

8. Simsbury High School, Simsbury (National Rank #404)

9. Wilton High School, Wilton (National Rank #424)

10. Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, Windsor (National Rank #435) 


1. Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Limestone (National Rank #2)

2. Cape Elizabeth High School, Cape Elizabeth (National Rank #369)

3. Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth (National Rank #459)

4. Falmouth High School, Falmouth (National Rank #517)

5. Greely High School, Cumberland (National Rank #1,136)

6. Wells High School, Wells (National Rank #1,227)

7. Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport (National Rank #1,439)

8. Scarborough High School, Scarborough (National Rank #1,499)

9. Orono High School, Orono (National Rank #1,720)

10. Boothbay Region High School, Boothbay Harbor (National Rank #1,725)


1. Boston Latin School, Boston (National Rank #33)

2. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough (National Rank #157)

3. Sturgis Charter Public School, Hyannis (National Rank #216)

4. Lexington High, Lexington (National Rank #255)

5. Boston Latin Academy, Dorchester (National Rank #264)

6. Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton (National Rank #266)

7. Dover-Sherborn Regional High, Dover (National Rank #288)

8. The Bromfield School, Harvard (National Rank #334)

9. Belmont High, Belmont (National Rank #413)

10. Manchester Essex Regional High School, Manchester (National Rank #417)


1. Academy for Science and Design, Nashua (National Rank #108)

2. Hopkinton High School, Contoocook (National Rank #972)

3. Sunapee Sr. High School, Sunapee (National Rank #1,012)

4. Hollis-Brookline High School, Hollis (National Rank #1,117)

5. Windham High School, Windham (National Rank #1,132)

6. Hanover High School, Hanover (National Rank #1,171)

7. Bedford High School, Bedford (National Rank #1,390)

8. Moultonborough Academy, Moultonborough (National Rank #1,409)

9. Oyster River High School, Durham (National Rank #1,475)

10. Lebanon High School, Lebanon (National Rank #1,769)


1. Classical High School, Providence (National Rank #168)

2. Barrington High School, Barrington (National Rank #189)

3. East Greenwich High, East Greenwich (National Rank #655)

4. North Kingston Sr. High, North Kingstown (National Rank #1,204)

5. North Smithfield High School, North Smithfield (National Rank #1,845)

6. Chariho High School, Wood River Junction (National Rank #1,892)

7. Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth (National Rank #1,893)

8. Exeter-West Greenwich Regional, West Greenwich (National Rank #2,188)

9. South Kingstown High, Wakefield (National Rank #2,556)

10. Paul Cuffee Charter School, Providence (National Rank #2,566)


1. Stowe Middle/High School, Stowe (National Rank #275)

2. Mt. Mansfield Union High School, Jericho (National Rank #606)

3. South Burlington High School, South Burlington (National Rank #926)

4. Lake Region Union High School, Orleans (National Rank #1,425)

5. Craftsbury Schools, Craftsbury Common (National Rank #1,451)

6. Colchester High School, Colchester (National Rank #1,476)

7. Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury (National Rank #1,885)

8. Proctor Junior/Senior High School, Proctor (National Rank #1,949)

9. Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg (National Rank #2,064)

10. Milton Senior High School, Milton (National Rank #2,113)

You can see all of the high school rankings here.

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