"To assemble this year’s Best Schools list, we spent months compiling numbers—released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education—from 147 municipalities in Greater Boston,” reports BoMag. “The schools in the cities and towns that topped our proprietary ranking stood out across 20 different categories, including student-to-teacher ratio, average class size, expenditures per pupil, rate of college matriculation, and results on tests such as the SAT and the MCAS.”
While Concord was ranked a respectable 6th, neighboring Carlisle placed an even more impressive fourth on the list, behind only Dover, Sherborn and Lexington, and with Boxborough between it and Concord.
Taken together, Concord-Carlisle (as in Concord-Carlisle High School) landed the second spot on BoMag's "Top of the Class" for Highest Percentage of Students Achieving Proficiency (Scoring 3–5) on AP Exams.
So, what do you think? Are you satisfied with the No. 6 spot on Boston Magazine's list? A little jealous of Carlisle? Share your thoughts about BoMag's rankings in the comment section below.
For the full report, head over to Boston Magazine’s website.