Why isn’t CCHS at the top of U.S. rankings?

May 9, 2024

I was surprised to see the low ranking of Concord-Carlisle High School in the recent U.S. News High School rankings as reported in the Boston Globe

CCH is 20th in Massachusetts and, bringing me some alarm, 539th in the nation. Would the principal and the School Committee provide an explanation? 

Given the resources and demographics, why isn’t CCH at the top?  All rankings are imperfect.  Still, this is low.  The rankings of neighboring high schools are troubling, too. 

The rankings are at:


Wick Sloane
Concord Greene