Braintree High School has always been known by local residents, parents and administrators for having good public schools and now local and national publications have recently been picking up on this. Braintree has always been a sought after community to live in and raise a family due to its community character, and excellent public education system. It also happens to be conveniently located just 10 miles south of Boston with easy access to Routes 3, 128 and 93, as well as the MBTA commuter rail and red line subway service to Boston. Braintree has always been considered is a great place to live and call home with home values remaining strong when others start to slide.

Braintree High School

Newsweek Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Boston Magazine and Boston Business Journal rank Braintree High School near the top

braintree high schoolAccording to Newsweek Magazine, the analyzed data was focused upon answering the primary question: “Does Braintree High School prepare students for college?”

In all, 6,477 of the nation’s 15,819 public high schools met the criteria to be considered in Newsweek’s rankings. Newsweek used school performance data from the National Center for Education Statistics to narrow down the list of schools. Of those 6,477 schools, 4,760 were considered for the overall rankings. To view the technical brief and analysis for Newsweek’s 2016 ranking for the top 500 list in America, click here. To read the entire Newsweek Magazine article and U.S. top 500 public high school rankings, click here.

Braintree High School made Newsweek’s 2016 top 500 list in America and is #3 on the South Shore

#1 Hingham High School, Hingham (#104 in America)

#2 Norwell High School, Norwell (#332 in America)

#3 Braintree High School, Braintree (#436 in America)

Boston Magazine ranks Braintree High School #7 on the South Shore

braintree high schoolBoston Magazine’s top high school’s in Massachusetts analysis considered Braintree High School enrollment, average class size, student to teacher ratio, 10th graders scoring proficient or higher on MCAS reading, math and science, average SAT’s in reading, writing and math, AP scoring 3-5 (%), number of college counselors, number of varsity sports teams, graduation rate (%), attending college (%). Of note, Boston Magazine only considered cities and towns in Eastern Mass located within Route 495 for this ranking, a total of 155 public schools. Here’s the ranking on the South Shore and the corresponding state ranking in (parentheses).

#1 Hingham (#13 in Eastern Mass)

#2 Norwell (#21 in Eastern Mass)

#3 Duxbury (#29 in Eastern Mass)

#4 Cohasset (#34 in Eastern Mass)

#5 Scituate (#54 in Eastern Mass)

#6 Hanover (#60 in Eastern Mass)

#7 Braintree (#63 in Eastern Mass)

#8 Marshfield (#64 in Eastern Mass)

#9 No. Quincy (#82 in Eastern Mass)

#10 Hull (#86 in Eastern Mass)

#11 Carver (#87 in Eastern Mass)

#12 Pembroke (#88 in Eastern Mass)

#13 Abington (#89 in Eastern Mass)

#14 Kingston-Silverlake (#90 in Eastern Mass)

#15 Avon (#95 in Eastern Mass)

#16 Quincy (#97 in Eastern Mass)

#17 Plymouth (#103 in Eastern Mass)

#18 E. Bridgewater (#104 in Eastern Mass)

#19 Whitman-Hanson (#106 in Eastern Mass)

#20 Weymouth (#109 in Eastern Mass)

#21 Plymouth (#110 in Eastern Mass)

#22 Holbrook (#114 in Eastern Mass)

#23 Rockland (#116 in Eastern Mass)

#24 Randolph (#121 in Eastern Mass)

#25 Brockton (#130 out of 155 in Mass)

U.S. News & World Report lists Braintree High School #4 on the South Shore

braintree high schoolBraintree High School was ranked #4 on the South Shore based on its performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Click here to view the entire U.S. News & World Report article and rankings.  Click here to see the methodology U.S. News & World Report used to create their comprehensive rankings. Here are the rankings on the South Shore and rankings in the State and nationally in (parenthesis).

#1 Duxbury (Ranked #18 in Massachusetts and 435 in the United States)

#2 Cohasset (Ranked #19 in Massachusetts and 441 in the United States)

#3 Norwell (Ranked #25 in Massachusetts and 575 in the United States)

#4 Braintree (Ranked #45 in Massachusetts and #1100 in the United States)

#5 North Quincy (Ranked #62 in Massachusetts and #1803 in the United States)

(Of note, U.S. News & World Report did not rank Hingham, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Hull, Weymouth, Quincy and other towns on the South Shore)

braintree high schoolBoston Business Journal lists Braintree High School #5 on the South Shore

The Boston Business Journal ranked 291 public high schools and charter schools by average percentage of proficient and advanced test takers across all three MCAS exams — English/Language Arts, Math and Science taken by 10th grade students in the 2014/2015 academic year to compile a ranking of the top-performing high schools in the State. Braintree High School again is in the top 5 public high schools on the South Shore. Click here to view the complete Boston Business Journal article and the entire State ranking. Here are the rankings on the South Shore and in the State in (parenthesis).

#1 Norwell (#6 in Mass)

#2 Cohasset (#10 in Mass)

#3 Duxbury (#23 in Mass)

#4 Hingham (#31 in Mass)

#5 Braintree (#60 in Mass*)

#6 Hanover (#60 in Mass*)

#7 Scituate (#107 in Mass)

#8 Marshfield (#124 in Mass*)

#9 Whitman/Hanson (#124 in Mass*)

#10 Abington (#149 in Mass*)

#11 Pembroke (#149 in Mass*)

#12 Hull (#154 in Mass)

#13 Plymouth (#167 in Mass)

#14 Kingston-Silverlake (#179 in Mass)

#15 South Shore Vocational Technical – Hanover (#182 in Mass)

#16 South Shore Charter School – Norwell (#191 in Mass)

#17 Quincy (#195 in Mass)

#18 Weymouth (#198 in Mass)

#19 Avon (#204 in Mass)

#20 Holbrook (#213 in Mass)

#21 Carver (#234 in Mass)

#22 Rockland (#245 in Mass)

#23 Brockton (#268 in Mass)

#24 Randolph (#273 in Mass)

(*= tied in State)

You can also delve into the raw data and crunch numbers yourself by visiting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education website. You can click here to see the data for Braintree High School or your current city or town.

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