Regional School District Earns Top 10 Boston Magazine Ranking

Boston Magazine has named the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District the ninth best public school district in the state in its latest edition.

is the ninth best school district in the state, according to rankings in the latest issue of Boston magazine.

The September issue, which goes on sale on newsstands on Tuesday, includes a ranking of the best public school districts in the state and the best values in the area.

The rankings were compiled using data from school officials, schools websites and the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, according to an announcement of the ranking from the magazine.

It is not the first time that local schools have earned the attention of Boston magazine. Last year, Boston magazine called Regional High School the .

Some of the factors used to compile the 2011 list include test scores, per pupil spending, student-to-teacher ratios, number of AP classes, graduation rate, percent of students who go on the college and the number of sports teams and clubs.

The magazine, in making the announcement, didn’t say how the Hamilton-Wenham schools compared to other districts in the top 10 in any of those categories.

. Other schools ranked higher than Hamilton-Wenham include Concord-Carlisle (2), Weston (3), Lincoln-Sudbury (4), Lexington (5), Wayland (7), and Northborough-Southborough (8), .

George Recck, director of the Math Resource Center at , calculated the scores for each category.

Michelle Bailey August 30, 2011 at 02:52 PM
Thank you to the dedicated staff in our schools, community support of quality educational and the hard work of the students. You made it possible for Hamilton Wenham to be ranked in the Top 10 districts statewide during a year with leadership transitions, budget debates, and an operational audit.
Jennifer Flynn August 31, 2011 at 11:21 AM
@Arron burr...this will raise the value of your property....
_________________________ August 31, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Jen. As someone who has worked as a volunteer in the school system for years, I could not agree with your more. It is just a testament to the dedication of the faculty, staff and students. Now that we appear to have cleaned out the administrative deadwood at Five School Street, I hope that the system can move up to Number 1 statewide - not for my property value, but for the children of the towns.
Jennifer Flynn August 31, 2011 at 04:26 PM
Thanks for Volunteering Arron - that is awesome, love it! OUr great schools here are an asset to all. THANKS


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