By Les Masterson
The North Reading Public Schools ranked 60th in the Boston Magazine Best Schools list in the September 2013 issue.
Here are the top 10 schools:
Here are some North Reading statistics reported by the magazine:
- Graduation rate – 94.7 percent
- Percent going to college – 84.3 percent
- Per pupil expenditures -- $11,842
- Percentage scoring 3-5 on AP exams – 66.7 percent
According to the magazine:
“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.
"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.”
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