U.S. News and World Report names Boston Latin School one of America's best high schools
BOSTON - In its first ranking of the 100 Best High Schools in America, U.S. News & World Report magazine has recognized Boston Latin School (BLS) as one of the best in the country. The study released today - which examines a variety of factors about a school's ability to prepare students for college - ranks BLS number 19 on the list.
"This recognition is a wonderful testament to the hard work of students, families, teachers and administrators," said Superintendent Carol R. Johnson. "Boston Latin School will always be the first in the nation, but we are most proud that it remains a beacon of excellence."
Boston Latin School, founded in 1635, serves nearly 2,400 students in grades 7 - 12. The December issue of the magazine (www.usnews.com) features a sidebar about the school, citing its 22 Advanced Placement course offerings, "perhaps the largest selection of any high school in Massachusetts." Four other Massachusetts high schools made the list: Weston High School (#60), Dover-Sherborn Regional High School (#65), Wellesley Senior High School (#70) and Media and Technology Charter School (#99).
Last May, Boston Latin School also was named one of the top 100 high schools in America by Newsweek magazine.
In addition to the 100 high schools awarded gold medals by U.S. News & World Report, the magazine commended an additional 405 schools around the country with silver medals, including Boston Latin Academy and the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. Six other Boston Public Schools were among the 1,086 schools awarded bronze medals: Another Course to College, Boston Community Leadership Academy, Brighton High School, Charlestown High School, Snowden International High School, and TechBoston Academy.