On Tuesday, April 23, the publication released its “Best High Schools rankings,” and placed Barrington as the second-ranked high school in Rhode Island and among the top 600 high schools in the country.
Barrington earned silver medal status in the report.
US News and World Report officials worked with American Institutes for Research, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, to build the report. It took into account a number of different factors, including student-teacher ratio and the school’s Advanced Placement exams student participation rate for seniors.
Classical High School was selected as the top high school in the state in the report — Classical tallied a score of 49.1 on the college readiness factor, which showed that 58 percent of that school’s seniors took an AP test and 46 percent passed. Barrington scored a 42.8 on college readiness, as 46 percent of its seniors took AP exams and 42 percent passed those exams.
Classical earned a national ranking of 411, while Barrington ranked 593 nationally. The report examined and ranked more than 21,000 high schools across the country.
Following is a list of top five Rhode Island high schools, according to the US News and World Report study:
1. Classical High School (411 nationally)
2. Barrington (593 nationally)
3. East Greenwich (970 nationally)
4. Times2 Academy (1,345 nationally)
5. Mt. Hope (1,942 nationally)