Welcome! Login | Register
 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden to Host Artisan Weekend—The Tower Hill Botanic Garden will offer visitors…

Exhibition of Iconic ‘Fallen Paintings’ to Open at Worcester Art Museum—Obscure early works by Polly Apfelbaum will be…

Patriots Blown Out By Chiefs In Kansas City—Many billed the Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs…

Worcester PowerPlayer: Businessman Ryan Leary—Each week, GoLocal shines the spotlight on one…

Leonardo Angiulo: Spotlight on the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board—The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, and the…

Smart Benefits: New IRS Guidance on FTE Look-Back Period—The IRS recently issued Notice 2014-49 related to…

Whitinsville Christian High School Recognizes National Merit Commended Student—Whitinsville Christian High School senior Elena Wassenar has…

Leaf Peeping Around New England—There is no better way to spend a…

Jones’ Late Goal Lifts Revolution To Huge Road Win—In a classic, tough Eastern Conference battle, the…

Friday Financial Five – September 26, 2014—Walmart will soon add banking services (called GoBank)…

 
 

Methodology: The Most Diverse High Schools in MA

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 

To compile its ranking of Massachusetts' most diverse high schools, GoLocal utilized data submitted by each school to the Institute for Education Science's National Center for Education Statistics.

This data includes a total enrollment figure and numbers of students in each of 6 racial categories:

American Indian/Alaskan
Asian/Pacific Islander
Black
Hispanic
Two or more races
White

GoLocal researchers used these numbers to compute percentages of the student body in each category. From there, to assess a school's overall racial balance, GoLocal looked at how far from a "perfect balance" of equal representation in each category (16.6%) each school fell. The numerical distance, either above or below, 16.6 was calculated for each school in each category, and then summed. The lowest sums indicated those schools closest to balance across all six categories.

Those sums, from lowest to highest, yielded GoLocal's rankings.

To see the schools, in ranked order, go here.

GoLocal acknowledges that nearly every public school represents the diversity of its community; this ranking does not seek to correlate that factor. This is a statistical look at how each and every public and charter school's composition represents a true (or far from true) racial diversity.

To read more about diversity in secondary education in Massachusetts, go here.  

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.