Best Schools 2010: The Rankings
New: The 2011 rankings are in — go here for the latest!
From the highest SAT scores to the top graduation rates, browse exclusive rankings of local districts in our expanded chart.
[sidebar]Check out the top public high schools chart for a look at student-teacher ratio, MCAS and SAT scores, and more.
Our rankings this year were computed by statistician George Recck, director of the Math Resource Center at Babson College. As in years past, we gathered the most recent available 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.