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Wilmington High Fails to Make US News & World Report’s Rankings

The publication’s rankings included the top 63 high schools in Massachusetts.

Wilmington did not land in the Top 50 of the state's top high schools. (File Photo)
Wilmington did not land in the Top 50 of the state's top high schools. (File Photo)

US News & World Report released its annual list of the nation’s top high schools Tuesday and Wilmington High School failed to make the cut.

The publication’s rankings included the top 63 high schools in Massachusetts, about the top 2,000 nationally.

From the rankings:

“At Wilmington High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Wilmington High School is 21 percent. The student body makeup is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 8 percent.”

Massachusetts’ top 10:

1. Boston Latin School
2. Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School (Marlborough)
3. Belmont High School
4. Wellesley High School
5. The Bromfield School (Harvard)
6. Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (Malden)
7. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School
8. Medfield High School
9. O’Bryant School Math/Science (Roxbury)
10. Sharon High School

US News & World Report’s complete Massachusetts’ rankings >>

What is your take on the results? Are you disappointed that Wilmington didn't make the list? What do you think the school can do differently to make the cut in the future? Let us know in the comments section below.
webmom April 25, 2014 at 09:32 AM
WHS is a nice school, it is by far not one of the top. The AP classes are basic, standard. I've talked with co-workers in other towns, towns on that list. They offer a greater amount of AP classes, a wider variety of classes and they start earlier, some freshman and sophomore year. There are no advanced classes in earlier grades, no way to push kids who have the ability, so that by the time they are in high school, even the kids who were pretty smart lose some of that and fall in with the rest. I never felt this town pushes kids higher, that it is just happy to have them all in the middle. I always pushed my kids, and sometimes felt I was fighting against the administration rather than with it. My kids are in college now and are frustrated when they talk with other kids who had taken such a variety of classes, classes that aren't taught here. It's a shame really. I think the town is nice, and that it is happy being mediocre.

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