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

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

Woburn High School. Patch File Photo
Woburn High School. Patch File Photo

US News & World Report released its annual list of the nation’s top high schools Tuesday and Woburn 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 Woburn High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Woburn High School is 20 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 20 percent. Woburn High School is the only high school in the Woburn.”

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

Read US News & World Report’s complete Massachusetts’ High School rankings >>>
Monica April 25, 2014 at 09:35 AM
AP participation at only 20% at Woburn High? How is that possible? Are there not enough classes being offered? Are there not enough teachers able to teach to AP standards? What's going on here? Stoneham High is at 36%, Waltham High is at 30%, even Revere High is at 30%. What's going on here?
Woburn native April 25, 2014 at 02:57 PM
As a parent of an AP student at Woburn high, I can say there are not enough AP qualified teachers.
Irene April 25, 2014 at 06:40 PM
As a parent of a Woburn High School high honor student I am saddened by this report. I can only say there are teachers that actually discourage a student when they want to take an honor or AP class. There are also teachers that most of the time cannot stay after for the student to get extra help. Some teachers schedule a test for a particular day and are unable to stay the days prior to the test for extra help. This sets the student up for failure. I believe that there are many things that the school is capable of doing to fix these problems. SO COME ON WOBURN MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!!!!!!!
Monica April 26, 2014 at 08:10 AM
So as the parent of an elementary school student who has had just a wonderful academic career (such as it is!!) I would hate to see this stutter when he gets to the high school level. Who is in charge of curriculum and deciding how many AP or honors classes are available and how do we demand to have more teachers qualified for these positions?
old man May 01, 2014 at 04:31 PM
I'm not surprised. The parents that you talk to about AP and honors classes at the W.H.S. are not all that impressed either. It's actually sad to hear parents say their children go on-line (KahnAcademy) to teach themselves. The TEACHERS ARE BAD, and the Dept heads do nothing to improve the situation. The school administration is no where to be found. So, School Com...instead of always defending the schools and saying the statistics are flawed...DO SOMETHING !!!


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