Melrose Makes Newsweek's List of America's Best High Schools 2012

Melrose High School ranked 832nd on the top 1,000 American schools list published by Newsweek, according to a report on The Daily Beast website.

Melrose made Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools 2012, according to a report on The Daily Beast website.

Melrose High School ranked 832nd on the top 1,000 American schools listed published by Newsweek.

"This year, our ranking highlights the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation—the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads," read the report. "The list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and AP courses offered per student (five percent)."

According to the report, Melrose's graduation rate is 98 percent, with 92 percent graduation bound. 

Also on the list was Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, which serves Melrose students, in Malden. The school ranked 122nd on the list.

The graduation rate and college bound percentages for Mystic Valley Regional Charter School are 100 percent, according to the report.

Steve Meuse September 24, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I don't believe in lists like this. They assume that everyone wants to and should go to college. For most careers you should, but it would be a waste of time and money for those want to go into the trades.


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