After last week's announcement that Fall River's Bishop Connolly High School would be closing at the end of the school year, many SouthCoast parents were left wondering what to do about their child's education.

Year after year Bishop Connolly ranked as one of the top high schools on the SouthCoast by the ranking and review site Niche.

For the last decade, Niche has been using federal data, state data and user-generated reviews to rank everything from preschools to colleges across the country.

Here is what they have to say about SouthCoast high schools.

Factoring in criteria like academics, athletics, teachers, diversity, clubs & activities as well as college prep, both Durfee and Diman High School in Fall River pulled an impressive B rating. Yet that wasn't quite good enough to land a spot among our Top Ten SouthCoast High Schools overall.

Some Fall River parents may want to stick with a private school education for their child instead of transferring to a public school when Bishop Connolly closes and several area private schools did make our top ten.

Overall, Tabor Academy in Marion was the highest ranking local high school in the area. They landed at #30 in all of Massachusetts with a very high A+ rating from Niche.

However, considering they are also a boarding school (and have a tuition rate 5x higher than other local private schools), we weren't sure they should make this list.

Leaving them off our rankings, here is how local high schools across the SouthCoast fared for 2022.

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