Newsweek magazine has released their list of America's 1500 Top Public High Schools. They rank the schools according to this formula: "Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors."
Hopkinton High School ranks number 420 on the list, moving up from their spot at 496 last year which puts it in the top 2% of schools ranked by this method.
For the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), all 10th graders in the state are tested and scored according to their performance: advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or failing. Hopkinton 10th graders scored a combined 84% advanced and proficient in both the English and Math exam (these are the only two subjects tested in 10th grade) with an impressive 58% scoring advanced in Math. See full results of MCAS testing for Hopkinton.
In addition to stellar performance, the school is aesthetically beautiful and offers a state of the art athletic center, fitness, facility, and performing arts stage.