Acton-Boxborough High School ranked #7 in US News & World Report's list of best high schools for STEM -- the highest of any school in Massachusetts.
The school sent two projects to this year's Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (held May 4 & 5 at MIT), both of which took first place awards: Jacob Johnson's "Novel Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis in Malignant Breast Cancer" and Ruifan Pei's "Electrochemical Determination of Alkaline Phosphatase Activity."
Wayland High School followed close behind in the rankings, achieving a #10 spot in the report, with Lexington High and Brookline High also winning high rankings, at #15 and #30, respectively.
Nearly 500 schools were evaluated for the report. This article explains the methodology that U.S. News & World Report used to determine rankings: