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2013 Boston Magazine School Report

Annual Boston Magazine School Report
Annual Boston Magazine School Report
Boston Magazine has just released it's The Best Schools in Boston 2013 ranking of the top cities and towns. The magazine used 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.

Some of the top 50 from our area, and the cost per pupil were:

#15…Manchester…$13,274
#22…Boxford…$12,006
#27…Middleton…$11,762
#31…Topsfield…$11,862
#33…Andover…$13,697
#34…Hamilton/Wenham…$14,644
#40…Marblehead…$12,727
Lynnfield…#48…$11,475
#50…Reading…$10,976

Complete list is available at:

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/boston-best-schools-2013/
Michelle Bailey February 19, 2014 at 06:13 PM
Just released? That's from the September issue which hit the newsstands last August. And the data is based on the 2011 school year numbers.
Thinking Out Loud February 20, 2014 at 06:21 AM
That was a reposting…as a reminder of the report's statistics. In particular, the difference that still remains in cost-per-student in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. If you average the other North Shore area schools from the top 50 (above) the cost is $12,222 per pupil, a hefty $2,000 LESS than the HWRSD. Of course, that remains the same number uncovered by the former Blue Ribbon Committee AND the Operational Audit. Now remind us, Michelle, how all these reports and studies are "flawed", but consistently come up with the same figure.
Michelle Bailey February 21, 2014 at 08:07 AM
The Patch terms of use encourages, but does not require, that the user name you provide be your real name. Happy to engage in a dialogue with any person who uses their real name. For those "real name people" interested in seeing how the school budget affects town budgets might want to look at page 29 of the Wenham budget to see that the school appropriations for 2015 are still below their 2011 levels, while town spending is up (p.1) http://www.wenhamma.gov/financial_reports/docs/WENHAMS_DEPARTMENTAL_FY2015_BUDGET.pdf
Jay Burnham February 21, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Michelle...If that's the way you feel, then why did you "engage" in the first place? And why do you "engage" others on different postings who do not use their own(or full) names? Lastly, you know exactly who sponsors this blog (it's on the PROFILE), so why not stop playing games. You do this every time we post. Let's try this…we'll say "black" and you say _________?

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