2010: Newsweek Magazine Ranks Mystic Valley High School in Top 1% in USA


2009: Newsweek Magazine Ranks Mystic Valley High School in Top 100 in USA


In the June 8th issue of Newsweek magazine the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School is ranked the 93rd best high school in the nation. Only 26 schools in Massachusetts were on the list of 1,500 schools receiving distinction as being in the top 5% of high schools in the country. Mystic Valley’s high ranking places the school in the top 1% of high schools in America.

Mystic Valley’s Executive Director, Dr. Joseph McCleary happily stated that “Mystic Valley Regional Charter School is honored by the continuing national recognition of our commitment to providing the opportunity for a world class education to our students. The successes of our high school students show the strong foundation provided throughout the school, beginning in the earliest grades. Congratulations to all of our teachers and staff.”


“It is a great honor to be recognized once again by a national magazine as one of the best high schools in the country.  It is a testament to the unbelievable dedication that all our teachers, staff, and leadership display in striving diligently every day to make the school’s mission a reality.  Furthermore without the support of the families these children come from, such excellent results could never be achieved” exclaimed an obviously proud Neil Kinnon, the Chairman of Mystic Valley’s Board of Trustees and a founding member of the school. The recognition follows the school’s ranking in the top 8% of high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2007.

Mystic Valley’s Interim Assistant Director for Grades 9-12, George Benzie, added “we are extremely proud of the success of our students and the dedication of our teachers here at Mystic Valley. The high ranking in Newsweek is further affirmation that charter schools are at the forefront of educational reform in Massachusetts.” The top three schools from Massachusetts are all charter schools.