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Central MA’s #20 School: West Boylston Jr. Sr. High

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

 

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West Boylston Jr. Sr. High rounds out the top twenty best high schools in Central Massachusetts, according to GoLocalWorcester research. The principal, Lawrence Murphy, told GoLocalWorcester what makes West Boylston shine, "Our biggest strength is our student body. They are great. Our second strength is our strong teaching staff. They are a nice sprinkle of veterans and new teachers that work very well together. They provide excellent programs and teaching methodologies for students and are working very hard to employ 21st century teaching methods here."

School Statistics 

The graduation rate of 95.3% and its spending per student at $11,540 were just some of the reasons why West Boylston High landed on the list. The students’ MCAS scores were also above the state average. Students thrived in English with 91% proving to be proficient or higher. The students did the worst in science with only 65% scoring proficient or higher. Math results showed that 85% of students were proficient or higher. Principal Murphy said, "Our MCAs scores are excellent and our students go to outstanding colleges and that is a plus for us as well."

West Boylston High is a rather small school with only 292 students. Their average SAT scores are above state average at 509 for verbal, 498 for writing and 533 for math.

Giving Back to the Community

This year students at West Boylston have a theme: Pay it Forward. Their summer reading assignment was the book, "Pay It Forward".  Students have been focused on community service. Murphy said they are doing a great job helping agencies in need. 

Outstanding Sports Teams

The mascot for West Boylston is the lions and these teams sure know how to roar! Murphy is quite proud of the school's sports record. The football team had a winning season finishing 6-5. The golf team went to the state tournament. Girls soccer went to semi-finals for the district. The baseball team was 17-3.

 

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