Hopkinton Massachusetts has again made it into the prestigious list of the top High Schools in the country according to Newsweek Magazine.
This is the 2nd consecutive year that Hopkinton has made the list. This year Hopkinton came in ranked 420 out of the top 1500 schools! The formula for inclusion into this group of great schools is as follows:
"Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000; they are in the top 6 percent of public schools measured this way."
To get a clearer understanding of Jay Matthews exact formula see the article Hopkinton High School makes Newsweek top 500 list 2008.
Other Metrowest Schools that made the list include:
Ashland, Framingham, Hudson, Medway, Millis, Nashoba Regional in Bolton, Wellesley and Weston.
This award is just another feather in Hopkinton's cap for their outstanding school system. In addition to this most recent Newsweek award Hopkinton also made Boston Magazines top Massachusetts schools in 2008.
One of the reasons property values have remained more stable in Hopkinton than some of the other area towns is partially related to the quality of education the schools offer.
For a complete list of the schools that made the list see Newsweek top 1500 schools.
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