As your kids head back to school, here’s something that may make you feel even more upbeat about the school year to come. In a recent ranking by Boston Magazine of the best schools in Massachusetts, the Northborough-Southborough district came in eighth.
In compiling its rankings, the magazine said it looked at things like MCAS and SAT scores, the number of AP classes, how many sports are offered, student/teacher ratios, whether the district has pre-K programs, and more.
With its 8th-place ranking, Northborough-Southborough stood out as having a particularly high graduation rate (98.1%) and a high number of AP class offerings. (Algonquin was recognized by the College Board last year for its AP program.)
In a separate ranking of the best public high schools, Algonquin came in 28th.
Districts coming in ahead of Northborough-Southborough included Dover-Sherborn, Concord-Carlisle, Weston, Lincoln-Sudbury, Lexington, Manchester Essex, and Wayland.
You can see the full list here.
What do you think? Do accolades like this make you feel good when you send your kids off on the bus each morning? What criteria would you use if you were ranking our schools? Share your thoughts in the comments.