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Lincoln-Sudbury Ranked Among State's Top High Schools

US News & World Report has ranked Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School among the state's top 50 high schools.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. (Patch File Photo)
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. (Patch File Photo)
US News & World Report released its annual list of the nation's top high schools Tuesday and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School was ranked among the best public high schools in the country.

The report ranked Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School the 45th best public high school in Massachusetts and number 920 in the country.

"Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High is ranked 45th within Massachusetts. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High is 39 percent," the report read. "The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 17 percent. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High is the only high school in Lincoln (and) Sudbury."

What do you think of the ranking? Let us know in the comments section below
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brian April 24, 2014 at 07:05 AM
Nothing to brag about. Framingham was ranked in the top 25.
Dave Dell April 24, 2014 at 03:00 PM
seriously, override proponents, the ranking means nothing. This isn't a reason to increase school funding. The schools have plenty of funding- they just can't manage it competently. Hey, here's a thought if you care about ranking: how about having LS teachers teach 5 classes instead of 4 classes. Every other town in the state has high school teachers teaching 5 classes. We could save a ton, get more bang for the taxpayer dollar, and get more teacher coverage (i.e. smaller class sizes) for students. Also, how about getting rid of two gigantic bureaucracies, LS and SPS, and consolidate them into a single school district. Everyone in the state says our system is idiotic, ridiculously expensive, and makes no sense from an academic development perspective.
Dave Dell April 24, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Oh, forgot to mention that the single school district model K-12 exists everywhere in the state except in Sudbury, where the incredibly expensive and inefficient two district system model continues to exist
Dave Dell April 24, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Yeah, before you start pushing for millions more for schools (you know who you are), take a look at the methodology. A primary factor is Advanced Placement testing. The "highly ranked" schools have 90%+ of their students taking APs. LS is around 40%. LS students just don't take APs at a high rate, largely because of programming issues in accepting a larger swath of students. This is not a budget issue, but primarily a student personal decision issue. US News happens to use the AP metric as a primary factor given the large number of schools they must sift through. Conversely, the "highly ranked" schools have 17:1 teacher student ratios. LS is much lower and thus more favorable, which is a reflection of a larger budget at LS than that of the "highly ranked" schools.
Spirit of 01776 April 24, 2014 at 04:48 PM
LS is amazing!

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