When I sent my son off to his first day at kindergarten this morning, I didn’t realize I was starting him in one of the top school systems in Boston.
Actually, until I read Boston Magazine’s new article, I didn’t even know I lived in Boston.
Boston Magazine just came out with it’s “September 2013” rankings of Best Schools in Boston. Southborough ranked 30 out of 147.
Apparently, the list encompasses “schools whose districts lie all or partially within the Greater Boston I-495 boundary”.
Rankings were based on data including student-to-teacher ratio, class size, expense per student, % attending college, and MCAS and SAT scores. (To read their report, click here.)
I’m sure that budget hawks will wonder why Westborough (17) and Hopkinton (28) outranked us. Residents with rose colored glasses might appreciate that we beat our district partner, Northborough (39) to make it into the top 20%. (Well, 20.4%, but that’s close enough.)
Me, I always take these magazine rankings with a grain of salt. (Schools are more than a spreadsheet of data.) But I can’t deny liking it when we’re ranked well and hating it if we’re ranked low.
Already, I’ve received one letter to the editor tangentially related to this story. (I’ll be posting that later today.) I’m sure there will be more of you with opinions to share.