US News & World Report says in its yearly Best High Schools assessment that Wellesley High School is ranked #20 in the state out of a field of over 300 Massachusetts public schools. In 2017 Wellesley came in at #22
Nationally, Wellesley was placed at #487 (up 10 slots from 2017, when our four-year large suburban institution came it at #497).
Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
Among factors taken into consideration: student-to-teacher ratio (13:1 in Wellesley’s case); math proficiency (94% — down from 97% in 2017); English proficiency (steady at 99%); percentage that participate in AP exams (60%, — up from 57% in 2017); percent that pass AP exams (96%, down just one percent from 2017); graduation rate (a steady 98%).
Only a few years ago in 2014, WHS reached the dizzying heights of #4 out of more than 300 on the US News & World Report ranking of public high schools in Massachusetts, and was considered by the Report to be #164 in the country.
Click here to see Wellesley’s High School’s profile and here for the full list of top schools in Massachusetts. (Boston Latin, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, and Mystic Valley Regional Charter School took 1, 2, and 3, respectively.