This year, the publication ranked WHS as No. 21, a drop that has some residents concerned and ____
Westwood Superintendent of Schools John Antonucci said a ranking of No. 21 still has Westwood in good company "but a drop from No. 13 would be puzzling to me."
"We have many other measures that better reflect the quality of the Westwood Public Schools, so we don't get too high, or too low, when rankings like this come out," Antonucci told Patch.
He said the Westwood Public Schools are stronger than ever.
"Last year, our high school received National Blue Ribbon status, placing it among the most elite schools in the United States. Also, the quality of college placements by the Class of 2013 was historically strong [and] our students continue to be admitted to the finest institutions in the country. In short, our students continue to receive a first-class education, PK-12," he said.
Students from the Westwood Class of 2013 were admitted to 116 colleges and universities including:
- Boston College (4)
- Cornell University
- Dartmouth College
- Fordham University
- Harvard College (2)
- Loyola University (5)
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst (10)
- New York University (2)
- Northeastern University (11)
- Providence College (5)
- Suffolk University (3)
- Syracuse University (2)
- University of Vermont (4)
- Yale University