It comes as no surprise that Westboro, Hopkinton, and Holliston have once again been named to Boston Magazines prestigious list of the best public schools in Massachusetts. These Metrowest communities are often commended for the great education they provide their students.
How Boston Magazine determined a schools value: The rankings this year were computed by statistician George Recck, director of the Math Resource Center at Babson College. As in years past, they gathered data on area schools by consulting school officials and websites, as well as the Massachusetts Department of Education.
With this information, Recck calculated mean scores for each data category and then ranked schools based on their distance from the averages. With this traditional performance ranking in hand, he also evaluated performance against tuition, producing a ranking that shows which high schools deliver the most academic bang for the buck.
Westboro came in with a ranking of #16 followed by Holliston with a ranking of #26 and Hopkinton with a ranking of #30. Other local Metrowest Schools that came in under the top 50 Schools include Ashland at #46 and Framingham at #47. For a complete list of the top ranking Massachusetts schools see Boston Magazine's best public schools 2009.
In this list you will be able to see pertinent data such as the enrollment figures, student teacher ratio, per pupal spending statistics, graduation rate, as well as the MCAS and SAT scores.
A towns schools system always plays a large part in Real Estate values. The towns with the best school systems almost always have a corresponding price tag associated with them.
In fact two of the most expensive places to live in the state are Weston and Dover. It is no coincidence that these towns are also #1 and #2 on the list for school rankings.
In addition to Boston Magazines latest list, Hopkinton made Newsweeks top 500 schools for 2009. This award included schools throughout the country.
About the Author: The above information on Westboro, Hopkinton, and Holliston makes Boston Magazine Best Schools 2009 was provided by Bill Gassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-435-5356.
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