Special to The Advocate
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School once again finds itself high atop the U.S. News & World Report rankings as it’s listed as the 11th-best high school in Massachusetts in the latest edition of the magazine. The rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Once again, Massachusetts boasts the most schools in the national rankings. Of all of Mystic Valley’s sending districts, only Melrose, at 96th, cracked the Massachusetts list of top 100 public schools. Mystic Valley was also ranked the 402nd best high school in America. Both the state and national rankings put Mystic Valley in the top three percent of high schools.
Factors that contributed to the rankings included college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance, and graduation rate. Mystic Valley’s overall score of 97.73 points out of a 100-point maximum reflected the number of students taking and ultimately passing International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, in addition to math and reading proficiency and graduation rates.
“Congratulations to the entire school community for being named one of the best schools in the state and country once again,” said Mystic Valley’s Director/Superintendent, Alex Dan. “This ranking is a testament to the vision of the Board of Trustees, the dedication of the staff, the strong support of our families, and the hard work of the students. As evidenced by the school’s recent five-year charter renewal and by this ranking, Mystic Valley has continued to fulfill its mission-driven promise to provide the opportunity of a world-class education.”