Mashpee Middle-High School jumped more than 2,000 spots in this year’s U.S. News and World Report annual high school rankings.
According to the 2020 report, Mashpee Middle-High School ranks 2,179th out of more than 24,000 schools, placing the school in the top 10 percent of the nation’s high schools.
Between 2019 and 2020 the middle-high school rose from a ranking of 4,285th to its current ranking.
Mashpee Middle-High School ranks 88th in Massachusetts and third in Barnstable County, behind Sturgis Public Charter School and Nauset High School.
The rankings are based on a school’s performance on state-mandated standardized tests, graduation rates, and performance on Advanced Placement exams, which U.S. News uses to determine the college readiness of graduates.
Superintendent Patricia M. DeBoer shared the news with families and staff of the district in a letter.
“We have come so very far,” Ms. DeBoer wrote, “and it is a testament to the tremendous work that our educators and students do each and every day at MMHS and beyond.”
“We have seen tremendous gains as a school and it is a true testament to our staff for their relentless effort to improve, always being student-centered, and being solution-oriented,” Mark Balestracci, principal of Mashpee Middle-High School, wrote in an email. “Our students deserve a ton of credit as well, as they have helped create and foster a culture of hard work and a strong desire to be the best they can be in all pursuits and endeavors.”