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GLCPS A US News & World Report Best High School 5 Straight Years

The US News & World Report recognizes GLCPS as a silver medalist in the nationwide ranking of high schools. GLCPS is ranked nationally at 1,677. The first 500 schools listed in the report are classified as 'gold' medal schools. Schools ranked 501 through 2,027 are classified as 'silver' medal schools. An additional 3,990 schools were awarded bronze medals.  In total, 5,948 schools were ranked as either gold, silver or bronze. The US News & World Report recognizes GLCPS as a silver medalist in the nationwide ranking of high schools. GLCPS is ranked nationally at 1,677. The first 500 schools listed in the report are classified as 'gold' medal schools. Schools ranked 501 through 2,027 are classified as 'silver' medal schools. An additional 3,990 schools were awarded bronze medals.  In total, 5,948 schools were ranked as either gold, silver or bronze. 

According to the report's rating system, GLCPS is 72nd in the ranking of high schools in Massachusetts, the 13th highest ranked charter high school in Massachusetts, and the 249th best charter high school in the nation. 

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 20,500 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Using data from the 2016-17 school year, the magazine based its annual ranking on three criteria:

• Whether student performance on standardized reading and math tests (MCAS) was statistically better than the average statewide scores
• Whether the school's least-advantaged students – black, Hispanic and low-income – were performing better than average for similar students in the state
• Which schools produced the best college-level achievement for the highest percentages of their students 

"Receiving high marks in the US News and World Reports annual high school rankings for five consecutive years underscores the dedication and commitment of GLCPS to its families," said Lena Pires, principal at GLCPS. "I can’t say enough about our teachers. They do everything they can to make sure every student has the skills needed to succeed throughout high school and beyond."