Belmont High School is no stranger to being on lists of state and national top educational performance.
And now, Belmont High has found itself on a new ranking list created by the Boston Globe and professors at Holy Cross College called Dreamschool, in which schools were scored and based on six specific education criteria.
"Congrats to Belmont High School for being in the 'Top 15 Dream Schools' in Massachusetts on Boston.com ," said Dr. Dan Richards, Belmont High School's principal.
According to the numbers, Belmont High School is the 15th best school in the state when looking at the six criteria with each being equal and the 10th best at preparing students for college.
The areas the report looks at is MCAS Math and English "growth" (which compares a student's performance versus other students in the state who performed similarly), school climate (based on graduation rates and college ambitions of seniors), college readiness, school resources (dollars per student) and diversity.
The College Readiness category includes SAT writing scores (currently 591) and the percentage of students scoring 3 or higher on AP tests (94.1 percent) which provides a good sense of how well a student will do in their first year in college.
According to Boston.com , Belmont's expenditure per pupil is $11,969.