What Do You Think About North Reading's Ranking in the Best Schools List?

Wellesley ranked 10th in Boston Magazine's Best Schools list. Photo credit: Boston Magazine.
Wellesley ranked 10th in Boston Magazine's Best Schools list. Photo credit: Boston Magazine.

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:

  1. Dover
  2. Sherborn
  3. Lexington
  4. Carlisle
  5. Boxborough
  6. Concord
  7. Lincoln
  8. Westford
  9. Wayland 
  10. Wellesley

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.”

What do you think of North Reading's ranking? Is it fair? Do you think the schools should have been ranked higher? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Geof Simons September 05, 2013 at 03:13 PM
North Reading Public Schools are a great value...NR is above the mean in most categories except per pupil spending. NR is in the bottom third of per-pupil expenditures, yet shows great results. This, however, lowers NR in the rankings. Go to bostonmagazine.com/schools to see all the statistics used to create the list.


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