Aug 20, 2015 12:46 PM

Nashua, Windham and Sunapee high schools make Newsweek's top 500 list

Newsweek Magazine has released its list of 500 top high schools in the country, and three from New Hampshire made the grade.

The highest ranking school on the list is the Academy for Science and Design, a charter school in Nashua at No. 50.

The school's average SAT score was listed as 1,935 with a 100 percent graduation rate and 100 percent of its students headed to college.

Coming in at No. 216 was Sunapee Senior High School with an average SAT score of 1,584, 100 percent graduation rate and 100 percent of students heading to college.

Windham High school came in at No. 239 with an average SAT score of 1800. The graduation rate is 100 percent with 80.5 percent going on to college.

The school also received a gold star honoring those schools where economically disadvantaged students performed at or above the state average on standardized state reading/language arts and mathematics assessments.

Three schools in Maine also made the Newsweek list but none made it from Vermont.

Massachusetts had the highest ranking school in New England: Dover-Sherburn High School came in at No. 16.

And the top school nationwide: Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Va. with an average SAT score of 2,182.


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