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John Monfredo: This School Year Let’s Stop Chronic Absenteeism From Occurring…

Saturday, August 23, 2014

 

School is right around the corner and school districts need to consider launching a drive for September for “Attendance Awareness Month.”  It’s an issue that is a major problem within school districts and we need to address this problem with vigor. Statistics show that students with more than 20 absences per year have less than a 1-in-5 chance of graduating. By ninth grade, school attendance is a better predictor of graduation than eighth-grade test scores, according to a study by the University of Chicago.

Research continues to show that attendance at all ages is exceedingly important and as mentioned is correlated to student success and graduation rates.  Many times parents think my child is only in the kindergarten so if they miss school for a week what’s all fuss about?  Well, researcher Hedy Chang found that when students are chronically absent (Absent 10% of the school year or over 18 times during the year) during the kindergarten years that the students perform lower academically in first grade.  This is true “regardless of gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.”

According to the report it is especially strong for Latino children who had a much lower first grade reading scores if they were chronically absent in the kindergarten.    The report also showed that children living in poverty suffer more academically when they miss school during the early years.  Among poor children, chronic absence in the early grades predicts the lowest levels of achievement at the end of fifth grade.  In addition, these same children have trouble mastering reading and math by the end of the third grade.  A common sense approach suggests that attending school regularly helps develop a strong foundation for learning and during the elementary years, children are gaining basic social and academic skills critical for further learning.

All students, but especially students in poverty, benefit from being in school.  Thus one of the most effective strategies for providing pathways out of poverty is to do all that it takes to get these students in school every day.  This alone, even without improvements in the American education system will drive up achievement, high school graduation, and college attainment rates.

"You want to improve test scores? Get your kids to show up," said Hedy Chang, director of Attendance Works, a policy group focused on chronic absence and a strong advocate on this issue.  She went on to say, "You can innovate all you want, but if the kid’s not there, the benefit from the innovation is going to have limited impact."

Despite awareness campaign on absenteeism last year the Worcester Public Schools, like all urban centers, still has a chronic absenteeism problem.   What has to be done is to review last year’s strategies and make modifications.  The data for last year shows that 12.2% of the student body had a chronic absentee problem.  It was about the same in the previous year. Thirteen of our elementary schools out of 33 have percentages close to 12% or more.   Schools with the lowest chronic absentee rates were our level one schools.   What does that tell you?  On the secondary level all but three schools out of twelve had a high level of chronic absenteeism with several of our high schools over 25% or one-fourth of their student body having a problem with attendance. 

Everyone needs to take the issue of attendance improvement as a priority for the schools need to create a climate of change including a plan, responsibilities, timeline and resources.   As a school system we need to renew our efforts to improve attendance and continue with our public media campaign about the importance of attending school.  Let’s continue to reach out to the community for assistance.  With limited resources there is no way the school district can do this by themselves for partnerships with the community are needed.  Here are some suggestions:

Let’s set up bench marks to reduce those numbers for this year.  Could we reduce the number by three percent?  An effort needs to be made to have a close, often weekly, measurement of tracking absenteeism.

At the start of the new school year flag students who were chronically absent and start individual education plans for those students at risk. (As we do for Special Education Students).  Data analysis is the key to figuring out which schools need the most help.

Start communicating with parents in the early grades about the importance of attendance and let them understand the importance of attendance in their home language and in culturally appropriate ways.

Monitor attendance, as mentioned, weekly and follow-up with those students who are a risk.  Have those students assigned a buddy… it could be an older student, staff member or a community volunteer.

Look for health support for students inside and outside of the school.

Make every school a place where students feel safe and respected and make relationships between students and the schools more personal.  Be sure adults (secretaries, aides, etc.) make individual contact with high risk students on a daily basis and give appropriate training to those staff members.

Make home visits a priority and consider a flexible schedule for counselors so that they can visit families over the weekends.

Hold educational meetings for parents whose students are chronically absent and make resources available at the meeting for them.  The meeting should be educational but not punitive.  Include in the workshop tips for parents on homework, organizational skills at home and information about absenteeism.

Schools need to reward and recognize individuals and classes for improved attendance and not just perfect attendance.   Have a monthly assembly and pass out certificates and other prizes for attendance improvement.  Put the names of those students in your monthly newsletter that goes home.

Although families, especially those with limited resources, face significant challenges in getting their children to school, attending school must be a priority for the community.  As mentioned, there should be a partnership within the community with everyone working on addressing the assortment of barriers that many children face such as a lack of transportation to access health care opportunities.   Making positive changes with attendance will lead to better parent engagement in other aspects of a child’s education.

This issue will not go away by itself and will need a community effort to resolve it.  Let’s get the ball rolling now and start planning now for the new school year.  Look for more information on this issue in future columns for all of us must be vigilant in making a difference for our children in this community.

 

Related Slideshow: MA’s Top 100 High Schools 2014

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#100 Pentucket Regional Sr High

Pentucket Regional Sr High

West Newbury, MA

2013 Rank: 61

Enrollment (2010–2011): 785

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 83%
Average Total SAT Score: 1638

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,821

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#99 Scituate High School

Scituate High School

Scituate, MA

2013 Rank: 110

Enrollment (2010–2011): 947

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 86%
Average Total SAT Score: 1625

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 15.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 93.4%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,311

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#98 Harwich High

Harwich High

Harwich, MA

2013 Rank: 47

Enrollment (2010–2011): 313

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: %
Average Total SAT Score: 1609

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 8.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 93.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,511

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#97 Boston Preparatory Charter Public Sc

Boston Preparatory Charter Public School (Charter)

Hyde Park, MA

2013 Rank: 138

Enrollment (2010–2011): 371

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 88%
Average Total SAT Score: 1343

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.8
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,283

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#96 Blue Hills Regional Vocational Techn

Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical

Canton, MA

2013 Rank: 208

Enrollment (2010–2011): 842

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 81%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 78%
Average Total SAT Score: 1324

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.4
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $21,209

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#95 Old Colony Regional Vocational Techn

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical

Rochester, MA

2013 Rank: 81

Enrollment (2010–2011): 579

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 73%
Average Total SAT Score: 1372

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 99.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,935

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#94 Maynard High

Maynard High

Maynard, MA

2013 Rank: 87

Enrollment (2010–2011): 430

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 87%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 78%
Average Total SAT Score: 1605

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 90.8%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,822

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#93 Salem Academy Charter School

Salem Academy Charter School (Charter)

Shetland Park, MA

2013 Rank: 233

Enrollment (2010–2011): 180

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 84%
Average Total SAT Score: 1420

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 87.5%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,706

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#92 Wahconah Regional High

Wahconah Regional High

Dalton, MA

2013 Rank: 96

Enrollment (2010–2011): 563

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 87%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 92%
Average Total SAT Score: 1565

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 89.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,282

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#91 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter P

Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School (Charter)

Hyde Park, MA

2013 Rank: 157

Enrollment (2010–2011): 209

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 76%
Average Total SAT Score: 1465

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,283

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#90 Reading Memorial High

Reading Memorial High

Reading, MA

2013 Rank: 84

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1307

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 90%
Average Total SAT Score: 1653

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 96.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,051

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#89 Falmouth High

Falmouth High

Falmouth, MA

2013 Rank: 93

Enrollment (2010–2011): 857

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 86%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 79%
Average Total SAT Score: 1596

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 89.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,939

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#88 Somerset Berkley Regional High Schoo

Somerset Berkley Regional High School

Somerset, MA

2013 Rank: 154

Enrollment (2010–2011): 953

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 85%
Average Total SAT Score: 1527

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.4
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,119

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#87 Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technic

Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical

Harwich, MA

2013 Rank: 203

Enrollment (2010–2011): 654

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 77%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 69%
Average Total SAT Score: 1340

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $21,410

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#86 Canton High

Canton High

Canton, MA

2013 Rank: 77

Enrollment (2010–2011): 853

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 88%
Average Total SAT Score: 1564

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 93.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,153

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#85 Blackstone Valley Regional VocTech

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical

Upton, MA

2013 Rank: 86

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1164

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 91%
Average Total SAT Score: 1434

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.8%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,131

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Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 83%
Average Total SAT Score: 1835

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.4
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 96.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $19,915

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#84 Arlington High

Arlington High

Arlington, MA

2013 Rank: 71

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1185

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 89%
Average Total SAT Score: 1726

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 17.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,603

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#83 Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technica

Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical School

Billerica, MA

2013 Rank: 75

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1372

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 86%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 89%
Average Total SAT Score: 1386

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,471

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#82 Swampscott High

Swampscott High

Swampscott, MA

2013 Rank: 79

Enrollment (2010–2011): 722

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 86%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 87%
Average Total SAT Score: 1582

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.4
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 94.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,746

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#81 Gateway Regional High

Gateway Regional High

Huntington, MA

2013 Rank: 131

Enrollment (2010–2011): 282

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 86%
Average Total SAT Score: 1569

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 79.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,967

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#80 Tahanto Regional High

Tahanto Regional High

Boylston, MA

2013 Rank: 50

Enrollment (2010–2011): 282

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 89%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 94%
Average Total SAT Score: 1613

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 86.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,409

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#79 Masconomet Regional High School

Masconomet Regional High School

Topsfield, MA

2013 Rank: 67

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1382

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 95%
Average Total SAT Score: 1673

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 17.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,094

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#78 Georgetown Middle/High

Georgetown Middle/High

Georgetown, MA

2013 Rank: 99

Enrollment (2010–2011): 407

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 91%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 93%
Average Total SAT Score: 1624

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 96.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $10,511

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#77 Hopkins Academy

Hopkins Academy

Hadley, MA

2013 Rank: 114

Enrollment (2010–2011): 277

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 81%
Average Total SAT Score: 1580

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,268

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#76 Nashoba Regional

Nashoba Regional

Bolton, MA

2013 Rank: 60

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1033

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 87%
Average Total SAT Score: 1680

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,686

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#75 Lynnfield High

Lynnfield High

Lynnfield, MA

2013 Rank: 57

Enrollment (2010–2011): 623

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 93%
Average Total SAT Score: 1582

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 99.4%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,215

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#74 Burlington High

Burlington High

Burlington, MA

2013 Rank: 64

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1135

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 89%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 80%
Average Total SAT Score: 1574

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.5%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $15,893

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#73 Franklin County Technical

Franklin County Technical

Turners Falls, MA

2013 Rank: 97

Enrollment (2010–2011): 523

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 70%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 67%
Average Total SAT Score: 1442

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 94.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $21,179

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#72 Natick High

Natick High

Natick, MA

2013 Rank: 67

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1543

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 91%
Average Total SAT Score: 1644

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,146

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#71 Mt Everett Regional

Mt Everett Regional

Sheffield, MA

2013 Rank: 112

Enrollment (2010–2011): 227

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 87%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 74%
Average Total SAT Score: 1503

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 87.8%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,100

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#70 Holliston High

Holliston High

Holliston, MA

2013 Rank: 41

Enrollment (2010–2011): 819

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 91%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 90%
Average Total SAT Score: 1625

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 96.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,198

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#69 Hampshire Regional High

Hampshire Regional High

Westhampton, MA

2013 Rank: 68

Enrollment (2010–2011): 756

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 87%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 84%
Average Total SAT Score: 1626

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 94.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,281

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#68 Norwell High

Norwell High

Norwell, MA

2013 Rank: 75

Enrollment (2010–2011): 677

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 91%
Average Total SAT Score: 1619

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.8
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,074

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#67 Innovation Academy Charter School

Innovation Academy Charter School (Charter)

Tyngsboro, MA

2013 Rank: 129

Enrollment (2010–2011): 321

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 86%
Average Total SAT Score: 1656

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 93.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,786

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#66 Boston Latin Academy

Boston Latin Academy

Dorchester, MA

2013 Rank: 16

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1083

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 93%
Average Total SAT Score: 1613

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 17.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 90.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,283

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#65 Marblehead High

Marblehead High

Marblehead, MA

2013 Rank: 43

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1053

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 88%
Average Total SAT Score: 1653

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 96.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,998

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#64 Leominster High School & Center for

Leominster High School &Center for Technical Education

Leominster, MA

2013 Rank: 209

Enrollment (2010–2011): 34

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 85%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 82%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 75%
Average Total SAT Score: 1416

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011):
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,233

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#63 Tantasqua Regional Sr. High

Tantasqua Regional Sr. High

Fiskdale, MA

2013 Rank: 96

Enrollment (2010–2011): 756

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 86%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 75%
Average Total SAT Score: 1607

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 94.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,985

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#62 Groton Dunstable Regional

Groton Dunstable Regional

Groton, MA

2013 Rank: 87

Enrollment (2010–2011): 870

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 95%
Average Total SAT Score: 1664

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,261

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#61 Foxborough High

Foxborough High

Foxborough, MA

2013 Rank: 77

Enrollment (2010–2011): 855

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 90%
Average Total SAT Score: 1639

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,635

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#60 Hingham High

Hingham High

Hingham, MA

2013 Rank: 63

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1132

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 94%
Average Total SAT Score: 1682

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 96.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,415

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#59 North Shore Regional Vocational

North Shore Regional Vocational

Middleton, MA

2013 Rank: 72

Enrollment (2010–2011): 463

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 70%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 71%
Average Total SAT Score: 1338

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.5%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $23,548

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#58 Framingham High School

Framingham High School

Framingham, MA

2013 Rank: 56

Enrollment (2010–2011): 2008

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 87%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 89%
Average Total SAT Score: 1592

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 86.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $15,995

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#57 Smith Academy

Smith Academy

Hatfield, MA

2013 Rank: 81

Enrollment (2010–2011): 192

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 82%
Average Total SAT Score: 1619

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 8.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 91.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,078

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#56 South Shore Charter Public School

South Shore Charter Public School

Norwell, MA

2013 Rank: 180

Enrollment (2010–2011): 171

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 88%
Average Total SAT Score: 1434

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 93.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $18,301

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#55 Minuteman Regional Vocational Techni

Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical

Lexington, MA

2013 Rank: 40

Enrollment (2010–2011): 715

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 70%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 66%
Average Total SAT Score: 1384

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 81.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $24,378

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#54 Pioneer Valley Performing Art Charte

Pioneer Valley Performing Art Charter Public School (Charter)

South Hadley, MA

2013 Rank: 91

Enrollment (2010–2011): 270

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 81%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 80%
Average Total SAT Score: 1644

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 86.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,310

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#53 Hopkinton High

Hopkinton High

Hopkinton, MA

2013 Rank: 36

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1150

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 93%
Average Total SAT Score: 1688

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 99.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,472

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#52 Newburyport High

Newburyport High

Newburyport, MA

2013 Rank: 39

Enrollment (2010–2011): 744

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 87%
Average Total SAT Score: 1622

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,622

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#51 Monument Mt. Regional High School

Monument Mt. Regional High School

Great Barrington, MA

2013 Rank: 53

Enrollment (2010–2011): 566

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 89%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 87%
Average Total SAT Score: 1606

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $15,632

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#50 Pioneer Charter School of Science

Pioneer Charter School of Science (Charter)

Everett, MA

2013 Rank: 235

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1100

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 98%
Average Total SAT Score: 1589

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,261

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#49 North Reading High

North Reading High

North Reading, MA

2013 Rank: 58

Enrollment (2010–2011): 755

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 91%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 91%
Average Total SAT Score: 1670

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.4%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,498

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#48 Cohasset Middle/High School

Cohasset Middle/High School

Cohasset, MA

2013 Rank: 30

Enrollment (2010–2011): 399

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 81%
Average Total SAT Score: 1658

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,524

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#47 Bristol County Agricultural High

Bristol County Agricultural High

Dighton, MA

2013 Rank: 230

Enrollment (2010–2011): 451

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 91%
Average Total SAT Score: 1439

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $19,695

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#46 Littleton High School

Littleton High School

Littleton, MA

2013 Rank: 35

Enrollment (2010–2011): 439

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 94%
Average Total SAT Score: 1730

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 91.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,559

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#45 Belmont High

Belmont High

Belmont, MA

2013 Rank: 51

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1183

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 94%
Average Total SAT Score: 1769

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 16.8
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.4%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,259

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#44 Duxbury High

Duxbury High

Duxbury, MA

2013 Rank: 54

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1037

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 94%
Average Total SAT Score: 1682

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.8%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,825

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#43 Rockport High

Rockport High

Rockport, MA

2013 Rank: 62

Enrollment (2010–2011): 312

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 87%
Average Total SAT Score: 1568

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 90.4%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $15,484

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#42 Mt Greylock Regional High

Mt Greylock Regional High

Williamstown, MA

2013 Rank: 24

Enrollment (2010–2011): 581

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 63%
Average Total SAT Score: 1595

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 88.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,604

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#41 Boston Collegiate Charter School

Boston Collegiate Charter School (Charter)

Dorchester, MA

2013 Rank: 160

Enrollment (2010–2011): 252

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 90%
Average Total SAT Score: 1503

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 76.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,283

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#40 Andover High

Andover High

Andover, MA

2013 Rank: 45

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1799

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 88%
Average Total SAT Score: 1719

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 15
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 96.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,836

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#39 Norfolk County Agricultural

Norfolk County Agricultural

Walpole, MA

2013 Rank: 33

Enrollment (2010–2011): 476

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 85%
Average Total SAT Score: 1438

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.8
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 100%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $20,424

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#38 Nauset Regional High

Nauset Regional High

North Eastham, MA

2013 Rank: 15

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1010

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 91%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 87%
Average Total SAT Score: 1612

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 93.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,541

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#37 Frontier Regional

Frontier Regional

South Deerfield, MA

2013 Rank: 47

Enrollment (2010–2011): 619

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 88%
Average Total SAT Score: 1605

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,058

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#36 Medfield Senior High

Medfield Senior High

Medfield, MA

2013 Rank: 31

Enrollment (2010–2011): 882

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 93%
Average Total SAT Score: 1761

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 99.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,830

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#35 Manchester Essex Regional High Schoo

Manchester Essex Regional High School

Manchester, MA

2013 Rank: 32

Enrollment (2010–2011): 461

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 96%
Average Total SAT Score: 1677

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 93%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,479

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#34 Westford Academy

Westford Academy

Westform, MA

2013 Rank: 44

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1648

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 96%
Average Total SAT Score: 1767

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,449

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#33 Algonquin Regional High

Algonquin Regional High

Northborough, MA

2013 Rank: 42

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1471

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 96%
Average Total SAT Score: 1715

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.5%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,900

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#32 Longmeadow High

Longmeadow High

Longmeadow, MA

2013 Rank: 18

Enrollment (2010–2011): 958

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 94%
Average Total SAT Score: 1697

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,110

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#31 Hamilton-Wenham Regional High

Hamilton-Wenham Regional High

South Hamilton, MA

2013 Rank:

Enrollment (2010–2011): 675

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 94%
Average Total SAT Score: 1663

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,759

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#30 Needham High

Needham High

Needham, MA

2013 Rank: 29

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1582

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 92%
Average Total SAT Score: 1760

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 15.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.8%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,742

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#29 Winchester High School

Winchester High School

Winchester, MA

2013 Rank: 27

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1150

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 95%
Average Total SAT Score: 1773

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 14
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,954

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#28 Westwood High

Westwood High

Westwood, MA

2013 Rank: 34

Enrollment (2010–2011): 935

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 93%
Average Total SAT Score: 1727

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,197

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#27 Four Rivers Charter Public School

Four Rivers Charter Public School (Charter)

Greenfield, MA

2013 Rank: 50

Enrollment (2010–2011): 216

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 97%
Average Total SAT Score: 1692

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 91.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $12,290

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#26 Westborough High

Westborough High

Westborough, MA

2013 Rank: 28

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1053

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 95%
Average Total SAT Score: 1716

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 96.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,545

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#25 Acton-Boxborough Regional High

Acton-Boxborough Regional High

Acton, MA

2013 Rank: 23

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1960

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 97%
Average Total SAT Score: 1878

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 16.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $11,669

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#24 Lenox Memorial High

Lenox Memorial High

Lenox, MA

2013 Rank: 17

Enrollment (2010–2011): 240

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 86%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 78%
Average Total SAT Score: 1669

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 8.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 91.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $15,072

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#23 Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (Charter)

Cambridge, MA

2013 Rank: 204

Enrollment (2010–2011): 282

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 90%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 75%
Average Total SAT Score: 1438

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 86.5%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $27,018

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#22 Essex Agricultural and Technical Ins

Essex Agricultural and Technical Insititute

Hathorne, MA

2013 Rank: 89

Enrollment (2010–2011): 472

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 89%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 93%
Average Total SAT Score: 1409

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.4%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $23,004

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#21 Sturgis Charter Public School

Sturgis Charter Public School

Hyannis, MA

2013 Rank: 38

Enrollment (2010–2011): 803

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 95%
Average Total SAT Score: 1690

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,564

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#20 Boston Latin

Boston Latin

Boston, MA

2013 Rank: 16

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1582

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 100%
Average Total SAT Score: 1869

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 20.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,283

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#19 Amherst Regional High

Amherst Regional High

Amherst, MA

2013 Rank: 21

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1004

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 89%
Average Total SAT Score: 1741

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.7
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 91.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $18,026

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#18 Bedford High

Bedford High

Bedford, MA

2013 Rank: 12

Enrollment (2010–2011): 902

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 94%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 87%
Average Total SAT Score: 1711

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,600

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#17 Francis W. Parker Charter Essential

Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School

Devens, MA

2013 Rank: 37

Enrollment (2010–2011): 399

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 91%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 88%
Average Total SAT Score: 1712

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 8.4
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 92.9%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,984

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#16 Sharon High

Sharon High

Sharon, MA

2013 Rank: 20

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1142

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 93%
Average Total SAT Score: 1789

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,527

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#15 Cambridge Rindge and Latin

Cambridge Rindge and Latin

Cambridge, MA

2013 Rank: 10

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1741

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 91%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 85%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 70%
Average Total SAT Score: 1502

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 10.1
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 87.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $27,018

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#14 Newton North High

Newton North High

Newtonville, MA

2013 Rank: 8

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1990

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 92%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 88%
Average Total SAT Score: 1754

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 95.4%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,400

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#13 Bromfield

Bromfield

Harvard, MA

2013 Rank: 26

Enrollment (2010–2011): 709

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 97%
Average Total SAT Score: 1824

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.8
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.3%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $13,984

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#12 Brookline High

Brookline High

Brookline, MA

2013 Rank: 11

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1832

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 87%
Average Total SAT Score: 1790

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 93.5%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,626

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#11 Community Charter School of Cambridg

Community Charter School of Cambridge (Charter)

Cambridge, MA

2013 Rank: 148

Enrollment (2010–2011): 377

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 90%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 84%
Average Total SAT Score: 1436

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9.9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 88.2%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $27,018

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#10 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High

Sudbury, MA

2013 Rank: 14

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1641
Mascot: Warriors
Claim to fame: Famous alums include Mike Gordon, member of the band Phish;Robert Kirshner, astrophysicist and author.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 93%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 85%
Average Total SAT Score: 1803

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $17,340

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#9 Wellesley Sr High

Wellesley Sr High

Wellesley, MA

2013 Rank: 5

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1434
Mascot: Raider
Claim to fame: Famous alums include Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter;Aneesh Raman;presidential speechwriter.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 98%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 82%
Average Total SAT Score: 1822

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.3
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $15,085

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#8 Wayland High School

Wayland High School

Wayland, MA

2013 Rank: 13

Enrollment (2010–2011): 842
Mascot: Warriors
Claim to fame: Famous alums include Elliot Francis, Television/Radio news anchor;Alberto Salazar;winner of the Boston and New York Marathons.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 89%
Average Total SAT Score: 1796

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.2
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 99.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $15,902

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#7 Concord Carlisle High

Concord Carlisle High

Concord, MA

2013 Rank: 4

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1228
Mascot: Patriot
Claim to fame: Notable alums include John Tortorella, Head Coach of the New York Rangers;Chester G. Atkins, former Congressman;Ted Sarandis, sports radio host.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 95%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 96%
Average Total SAT Score: 1807

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 13.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,893

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#6 AMSA Charter

Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (Charter)

Marlborough, MA

2013 Rank: 19

Enrollment (2010–2011): 567
Mascot: War Eagle
Claim to fame: This school consistently scores in the highest percentile among Massachusetts schools in the English, Math and Science MCAS exams.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 98%
Average Total SAT Score: 1825

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.6%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $14,198

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#5 Newton South High

Newton South High

Newton Centre, MA

2013 Rank: 9

Enrollment (2010–2011): 1779
Mascot: Lions
Claim to fame: Famous alums include John Krasinski, actor;BJ Novak, actor;Eli Roth, actor and director.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 89%
Average Total SAT Score: 1857

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.4
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,400

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#4 Marthas Vineyard Regional High

Marthas Vineyard Regional High

Oak Bluffs, MA

2013 Rank: 6

Enrollment (2010–2011): 687
Mascot: Vineyarders
Claim to fame: Famous alums include Tim Burton, member of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones;Willy Mason, musician, songwriter and radio host.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 96%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 88%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 86%
Average Total SAT Score: 1600

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 9
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 91.7%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $25,125

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#3 Dover-Sherborn Regional High

Dover-Sherborn Regional High

North Dighton, MA

2013 Rank: 2

Enrollment (2010–2011): 642
Mascot: Raiders
Claim to fame: Famous alumni include Chad Urmston, singer songwriter of Dispatch and State Radio;Kenny Florian, UFC Fighter.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 100%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 99%
Average Total SAT Score: 1843

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 11.5
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 98.1%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,434

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#2 Lexington High

Lexington High

Lexington, MA

2013 Rank: 3

Enrollment (2010–2011): 2002
Mascot: Minutemen
Claim to fame: Famous Alums include Matt Nathanson, singer-songwriter;Lev Grossman, Novelist and Senior Writer at Time Magazine;Zachary Lemnios, Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Testing

Proficient or Higher ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) 2011: 99%
Proficient or Higher MATH 2011: 97%
Proficient or Higher SCIENCE 2011: 96%
Average Total SAT Score: 1905

2014 performance at a glance

Student to Teacher Ratio (2010–2011): 12.6
4-Year Graduation Rates (2010): 97.4%
Spending per Student (2009–2010, by District): $16,726

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#1 Weston High

Weston High

Weston, MA

2013 Rank: 1

Enrollment (2010–2011): 778
Mascot: Wildcats
Claim to fame: This school ranked 60th among the best high schools in the United States in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report list.

 
 

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