Sturgis drops 662 places in Newsweek survey

Sturgis, Sandwich, Nauset and Mashpee high schools are included in Newsweek magazine’s 2013 list of the 2,000 best high schools
Sturgis drops from 46th to 708th in the 2013 Newsweek best U.S. high schools list.

Four Cape High Schools Make Newsweek List

Sturgis drops from 46th to 708th

Four Cape Cod high schools are included in Newsweek magazine’s 2013 list of the 2,000 best high schools in the United States.

The Cape schools are:

  • #708 Sturgis Charter Public School
  • #783 Sandwich High School
  • #1031 Nauset Regional High School
  • #1141 Mashpee High School

48 Massachusetts high schools were listed in the Newsweek top 2,000.

Newsweek ranks schools based upon the following weighted criteria:

  • 25% Four-year, on-time graduation rate
  • 25% Percentage of 2011 graduates accepted to college
  • 25% AB/IB/AICE tests per student
  • 10% Average SAT/ACT scores
  • 10% Average AP/IB/AICE exam score and
  • 5% Percentage of students enrolled in at least on AP/IB/AICE course

Sturgis ranked 46th last year

In 2012 Newsweek’s list included only 1,000 schools. 21 Massachusetts high schools made the 2012 “Newsweek 1,000”. Sturgis was the only local school to be included in last year’s ranking, with a national rank of 46th.

Based upon Newsweek’s data tracking, Sturgis has shown slight signs of deterioration in the past year. In 2012 Newsweek showed Sturgis with a 95% graduation rate, AP/IB test score 1.2, 98% college bound and an average SAT score of 1680. This year Newsweek reported a 94% graduation rate, AP/IB test core .9, 92% college bound and an average SAT of 1706.

Sturgis was ranked #301 and Sandwich #484 in Newsweek’s 2011 list.

Read the full Newsweek/Daily Beast list here.


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