Best Public Schools in Boston 2015 from Boston Magazine.

  • Best Public Schools in Boston 2015 from Boston Magazine. Chelmsford Ranked #46!
    Exclusive ranking of 125 school districts in the Greater Boston area.
    From Boston Magazine---For our annual public school rankings, we’ve made a few changes. This year’s list focuses on the top districts inside or bisected by I–495. As always, we used a statistician to crunch numbers provided by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and rewarded schools that have smaller class sizes, lower student-to-teacher ratios, and higher rates of per-pupil spending, among other characteristics. In response to criticism of such rankings, we’ve also tried to deemphasize test results. We still take standardized test scores into account—but we reduced the weight of those scores within the overall rankings. We also changed the way we measure Advanced Placement scores. Previously, we considered only the percentage of Advanced Placement test takers who scored highly on the AP exam. This year, we also looked at the percentage of students in each school who took the exam in the first place.
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