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Massachusetts high schools with the highest rates of attending college after graduation

Date Published: May 31, 2019

Author: Michelle Williams

Just under 68,000 students graduated from public high schools across high school last year. How many went on to college.

About 72 percent of students went on to attend a two- or four-year college program. The highest percentage – about 40 percent – enrolled in a public four-year degree program, with just under 8,000 enrolling into the University of Massachusetts system with about 6,000 more enrolling in a different state university in Massachusetts.

About 38 percent of students chose a private four-year college and just over 21 percent enrolled in a Massachusetts community college.

Enrollment rates after high school varied widely across Massachusetts, with one school seeing 100 percent college enrollment, another 22.5 percent.

See the high schools with the most graduates going on to college below.

49. Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science (tie)

Location: Worcester

Number of graduates: 46

Percent attending college or university: 87

49. Lexington Public Schools (tie)

Location: Lexington

Number of graduates: 552

Percent attending college or university: 87

49. City on a Hill Charter Public School Dudley Square (tie)

Location: Roxbury

Number of graduates: 46

Percent attending college or university: 87

46. Walpole Public Schools (tie)

Location: Walpole

Number of graduates: 279

Percent attending college or university: 87.1

46. Sturgis Charter (tie)

Location: Hyannis

Number of graduates: 186

Percent attending college or university: 87.1

46. Melrose Public Schools (tie)

Location: Melrose

Number of graduates: 224

Percent attending college or university: 87.1

44. Sharon Public Schools (tie)

Location: Sharon

Number of graduates: 262

Percent attending college or university: 87.4

44. Hingham Public Schools (tie)

Location: Hingham

Number of graduates: 326

Percent attending college or university: 87.4

42. Monson Public Schools (tie)

Location: Monson

Number of graduates: 65

Percent attending college or university: 87.7

42. Dover-Sherborn Regional (tie)

Location: Dover

Number of graduates: 163

Percent attending college or university: 87.7

41. Abby Kelley Foster Charter

Location: Worcester

Number of graduates: 90

Percent attending college or university: 87.8

40. East Longmeadow Public Schools

Location: East Longmeadow

Number of graduates: 214

Percent attending college or university: 87.9

39. Andover Public Schools

Location: Andover

Number of graduates: 414

Percent attending college or university: 88.2

38. Easton Public Schools

Location: Easton

Number of graduates: 320

Percent attending college or university: 88.4

37. Northborough-Southborough Regional

Location: Southborough

Number of graduates: 350

Percent attending college or university: 88.6

36. Littleton Public Schools

Location: Littleton

Number of graduates: 115

Percent attending college or university: 88.7

33. Wayland Public Schools (tie)

Location: Wayland

Number of graduates: 216

Percent attending college or university: 88.9

33. Frontier Regional (tie)

Location: South Deerfield

Number of graduates: 81

Percent attending college or university: 88.9

33. Chelmsford Public Schools (tie)

Location: Chelmsford

Number of graduates: 380

Percent attending college or university: 88.9

32. Millis Public Schools

Location: Millis

Number of graduates: 109

Percent attending college or university: 89

29. Holliston Public Schools (tie)

Location: Holliston

Number of graduates: 186

Percent attending college or university: 89.2

29. Harvard Public Schools (tie)

Location: Harvard

Number of graduates: 111

Percent attending college or university: 89.2

29. Academy Of the Pacific Rim Charter (tie)

Location: Hyde Park

Number of graduates: 37

Percent attending college or university: 89.2

28. Hopkinton Public Schools

Location: Hopkinton

Number of graduates: 289

Percent attending college or university: 89.3

27. North Reading Public Schools

Location: North Reading

Number of graduates: 217

Percent attending college or university: 89.4

26. Scituate Public Schools

Location: Scituate

Number of graduates: 209

Percent attending college or university: 89.5

24. MATCH Charter Public School (tie)

Location: Boston

Number of graduates: 77

Percent attending college or university: 89.6

24. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (tie)

Location: Sudbury

Number of graduates: 384

Percent attending college or university: 89.6

22. Hanover Public Schools (tie)

Location: Hanover

Number of graduates: 195

Percent attending college or university: 89.7

22. Francis W. Parker Charter (tie)

Location: Devens

Number of graduates: 68

Percent attending college or university: 89.7

21. Community Charter School of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge

Number of graduates: 49

Percent attending college or university: 89.8

19. Mansfield Public Schools (tie)

Location: Mansfield

Number of graduates: 289

Percent attending college or university: 90

19. Acton-Boxborough Regional (tie)

Location: Acton

Number of graduates: 450

Percent attending college or university: 90

18. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter

Location: Marlborough

Number of graduates: 101

Percent attending college or university: 90.1

16. Winchester Public Schools (tie)

Location: Winchester

Number of graduates: 94

Percent attending college or university: 90.4

16. Cohasset Public Schools (tie)

Location: Cohasset

Number of graduates: 94

Percent attending college or university: 90.4

15. Pioneer Charter School of Science

Location: Everett

Number of graduates: 32

Percent attending college or university: 90.6

14. Salem Academy Charter

Location: Salem

Number of graduates: 43

Percent attending college or university: 90.7

13. Groton-Dunstable Regional

Location: Groton

Number of graduates: 211

Percent attending college or university: 91

12. Westford Public Schools

Location: Westwood

Number of graduates: 387

Percent attending college or university: 91.2

11. Westwood Public Schools

Location: Westwood

Number of graduates: 246

Percent attending college or university: 91.5

10. Avon Public Schools

Location: Avon

Number of graduates: 36

Percent attending college or university: 91.7

9. Reading Public Schools

Location: Reading

Number of graduates: 276

Percent attending college or university: 92

8. Medfield Public Schools

Location: Medfield

Number of graduates: 227

Percent attending college or university: 92.1

7. Norwell Public Schools

Location: Norwell

Number of graduates: 169

Percent attending college or university: 92.3

6. Lynnfield Public Schools

Location: Lynnfield

Number of graduates: 157

Percent attending college or university: 92.4

5. Foxborough Regional Charter

Location: Foxborough

Number of graduates: 56

Percent attending college or university: 92.9

4. Longmeadow Public Schools

Location: Longmeadow

Number of graduates: 225

Percent attending college or university: 93.8

3. Prospect Hill Academy Charter

Location: Cambridge

Number of graduates: 69

Percent attending college or university: 95.7

2. Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter

Location: Adams

Number of graduates: 30

Percent attending college or university: 96.7

1. Pioneer Charter School of Science II

Location: Saugus

Number of graduates: 30

Percent attending college or university: 100

The public charter serves students in grades 7 through 12, focusing on a college prep curriculum.

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