Today Boston Magazine released an interactive list ranking the top performing schools departments / districts in cities and towns in the Metro Boston area.
The list ranks each city or town based on criteria such as class size, graduation rates, % who of students who go on to attend college, MCAS and SAT scores, per pupil spending and the ratio of students to teachers. The list can be sorted by those measures while the overall ranking is determined by considering all of them.
Boston scores 142 out of the list of 147 cities and towns, putting it just outside of the bottom 5 beating out Brockton, Lynn, Everett, Chelsea and Lawrence. This means there are 141 cities and towns whose school districts rank better, the top spots being claimed by Dover, Sherborn and Lexington.
There are 55,114 students in BPS. There are an average of 17.7 students per classroom and 1 teacher per 12.9 students. 65.9% of students graduate and 66.2% of graduates go on to college. BPS spends an average of $16,902 per student.
Check out the full report:
The Best Schools in Boston 2013