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Top-ranked 5th grade districts

Here are the top 5th grade school districts, ranked by science scores on the Spring 2003 MCAS exam. Boston.com determined the ranking by adding the percentage of students who scored either "Advanced" or "Proficient" in the subject. 100 is the highest possible score.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
2003
Rank
District name Number
tested
Score
1 Pelham Public Schools 19 95
2 Truro Public Schools 19 90
3 Arlington Public Schools 305 89
4 Harvard Public Schools 83 88
5 Acton Public Schools 349 87
5 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 46 87
7 North Reading Public Schools 226 86
7 Plympton Public Schools 49 86
7 Sherborn Public Schools 90 86
10 Boxford Public Schools 176 85
10 Martha's Vineyard Public Charter, West Tisbury 14 85
10 Sunderland Public Schools 47 85
13 Groton-Dunstable Regional 222 84
14 Carlisle Public Schools 95 83
14 Orleans Public Schools 40 83
14 Westford Public Schools 413 83
14 Westhampton Public Schools 18 83
14 Winchester Public Schools 280 83
19 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 184 82
19 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 17 82
19 Littleton Public Schools 127 82
19 Marblehead Community Charter 44 82
19 Sharon Public Schools 263 82
19 West Boylston Public Schools 117 82
25 Andover Public Schools 479 81
25 Belmont Public Schools 280 81
27 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 60 80
28 Boxborough Public Schools 94 79
28 Hopkinton Public Schools 273 79
28 Marshfield Public Schools 367 79
28 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 236 79
28 Southborough Public Schools 176 79
28 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 48 79
34 Brewster Public Schools 131 78
34 Manchester Essex Regional 94 78
34 Middleton Public Schools 109 78
34 Wrentham Public Schools 176 78
38 Concord Public Schools 246 77
38 Northborough Public Schools 238 77
38 Sabis Foxborough Regional Charter 75 77
38 Sudbury Public Schools 334 77
42 Burlington Public Schools 288 76
42 Medfield Public Schools 232 76
42 Medway Public Schools 240 76
42 Norfolk Public Schools 157 76
42 Norwell Public Schools 180 76
47 Bedford Public Schools 164 75
47 Dover Public Schools 93 75
47 Leverett Public Schools 16 75
47 Lexington Public Schools 461 75
47 Longmeadow Public Schools 249 75
47 North Brookfield Public Schools 64 75
47 Petersham Public Schools 12 75
47 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 75 75
47 Wayland Public Schools 237 75
47 Westborough Public Schools 316 75
47 Weston Public Schools 188 75
58 Millis Public Schools 106 74
58 Reading Public Schools 359 74
58 Scituate Public Schools 265 74
58 Southwick-Tolland Regional 136 74
62 Cohasset Public Schools 135 73
62 Franklin Public Schools 472 73
62 Granville Public Schools 40 73
62 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 104 73
62 North Attleborough Public Schools 365 73
62 Pembroke Public Schools 257 73
62 Westwood Public Schools 216 73
69 East Longmeadow Public Schools 205 72
69 Hingham Public Schools 276 72
69 Melrose Public Schools 294 72
69 Needham Public Schools 372 72
69 Newton Public Schools 910 72
69 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 266 72
69 Richmond Public Schools 25 72
69 Shrewsbury Public Schools 435 72
77 Acushnet Public Schools 119 71
77 Foxborough Public Schools 213 71
77 Hadley Public Schools 53 71
77 Hanover Public Schools 214 71
77 Holliston Public Schools 231 71
77 Mattapoisett Public Schools 76 71
77 Wellfleet Public Schools 14 71
84 Amherst Public Schools 196 70
84 Barnstable Charter 523 70
84 Boylston Public Schools 71 70
84 Easton Public Schools 308 70
84 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 280 70
84 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 44 70
84 Wales Public Schools 20 70
91 Hatfield Public Schools 46 69
91 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 107 69
91 Rockport Public Schools 106 69
91 Sandwich Public Schools 323 69
91 Sturbridge Public Schools 122 69
91 Topsfield Public Schools 108 69
97 Ipswich Public Schools 160 68
97 Stoneham Public Schools 225 68
97 Walpole Public Schools 296 68
100 Lincoln Public Schools 115 67
100 Marblehead Public Schools 197 67
100 Marion Public Schools 78 67
100 Mashpee Public Schools 186 67
100 Murdoch Middle Public Charter, Chelmsford 58 67
100 Plymouth Public Schools 691 67
100 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 574 67
107 Eastham Public Schools 59 66
107 Edgartown Public Schools 40 66
107 Grafton Public Schools 193 66
107 Leicester Public Schools 155 66
107 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 403 66
107 Rochester Public Schools 65 66
107 Tewksbury Public Schools 389 66
107 Wakefield Public Schools 252 66
107 Wellesley Public Schools 324 66
116 Belchertown Public Schools 200 65
116 Bellingham Public Schools 224 65
116 Mansfield Public Schools 402 65
116 Milton Public Schools 346 65
116 North Andover Public Schools 373 65
116 Sutton Public Schools 143 65
116 Uxbridge Public Schools 190 65
116 Woburn Public Schools 351 65
124 Chelmsford Public Schools 447 64
124 Holland Public Schools 37 64
124 Kingston Public Schools 183 64
124 Natick Public Schools 343 64
124 Plainville Public Schools 109 64
124 Tyngsborough Public Schools 157 64
124 Wilmington Public Schools 324 64
131 Brimfield Public Schools 46 63
131 Canton Public Schools 238 63
131 Dudley-Charlton Regional 350 63
131 Lenox Public Schools 79 63
131 Swampscott Public Schools 188 63
131 Whately Public Schools 16 63
137 Granby Public Schools 97 62
137 Lunenburg Public Schools 145 62
137 Mendon-Upton Regional 197 62
137 Somerset Public Schools 185 62
137 Weymouth Public Schools 546 62
142 Agawam Public Schools 342 61
142 Auburn Public Schools 209 61
142 Lanesborough Public Schools 49 61
142 Lynnfield Public Schools 171 61
142 Nahant Public Schools 36 61
142 Williamstown Public Schools 79 61
148 Berlin Public Schools 30 60
148 Georgetown Public Schools 132 60
150 Ayer Public Schools 100 59
150 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 108 59
150 Braintree Public Schools 391 59
150 Harwich Public Schools 111 59
150 Marlborough Public Schools 398 59
150 Quabbin Regional, Barre 260 59
150 Shirley Public Schools 71 59
150 Triton Regional, Byfield 310 59
158 Duxbury Public Schools 267 58
158 Millbury Public Schools 160 58
158 Newburyport Public Schools 163 58
158 Northbridge Public Schools 187 58
158 Norwood Public Schools 314 58
158 Watertown Public Schools 203 58
158 West Bridgewater Public Schools 62 58
165 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 499 57
165 Conway Public Schools 23 57
165 Dedham Public Schools 258 57
165 Deerfield Public Schools 59 57
165 Maynard Public Schools 131 57
165 Norton Public Schools 273 57
165 Shutesbury Public Schools 28 57
165 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 189 57
165 Ware Public Schools 114 57
165 Williamsburg Public Schools 21 57
175 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 199 56
175 Billerica Public Schools 547 56
175 Monson Public Schools 107 56
175 South Shore Charter, Hull 23 56
179 Ashland Public Schools 197 55
179 Blackstone-Millville Regional 196 55
179 Clinton Public Schools 153 55
179 Farmington River Regional, Otis 20 55
179 Gloucester Public Schools 292 55
179 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 36 55
179 Rockland Public Schools 211 55
179 Swansea Public Schools 180 55
179 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 385 55
188 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 162 54
188 Danvers Public Schools 311 54
188 Framingham Public Schools 714 54
188 Hopedale Public Schools 92 54
188 Milford Public Schools 318 54
188 Peabody Public Schools 507 54
188 Provincetown Public Schools 11 54
188 Westfield Public Schools 497 54
196 Amesbury Public Schools 207 53
196 Beverly Public Schools 380 53
196 Chatham Public Schools 42 53
196 Greenfield Public Schools 184 53
196 Wareham Public Schools 287 53
201 Brookline Public Schools 449 52
201 Dracut Public Schools 370 52
201 Erving Public Schools 19 52
201 Stoughton Public Schools 337 52
201 Tisbury Public Schools 31 52
206 Northampton Public Schools 220 51
206 Seekonk Public Schools 177 51
206 South Hadley Public Schools 189 51
206 Westport Public Schools 158 51
210 Chesterfield-Goshen Regional 26 50
210 Gardner Public Schools 269 50
210 Hudson Public Schools 213 50
210 Saugus Public Schools 277 50
214 Abington Public Schools 204 49
214 Berkley Public Schools 119 49
214 Falmouth Public Schools 363 49
214 Lee Public Schools 59 49
214 Nantucket Public Schools 92 49
214 Quaboag Regional, Warre 109 49
214 Waltham Public Schools 347 49
221 Dartmouth Public Schools 315 48
221 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 345 48
221 Halifax Public Schools 99 48
221 Haverhill Public Schools 672 48
221 Middleborough Public Schools 305 48
221 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 89 48
221 Palmer Public Schools 209 48
221 Revere Public Schools 486 48
221 Southampton Public Schools 90 48
230 Avon Public Schools 57 47
230 Pittsfield Public Schools 496 47
230 Quincy Public Schools 658 47
233 Fairhaven Public Schools 187 46
233 Ludlow Public Schools 201 46
233 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 75 46
236 Athol-Royalston Regional 169 45
236 Douglas Public Schools 115 45
236 Orange Public Schools 100 45
236 West Springfield Public Schools 331 45
240 Attleboro Public Schools 500 44
240 Bourne Public Schools 235 44
240 Carver Public Schools 197 44
240 East Bridgewater Public Schools 195 44
240 Winchendon Public Schools 161 44
245 Adams-Cheshire Regional 143 43
245 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 44 43
245 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 265 43
245 Gateway Regional, Huntington 108 43
245 Holbrook Public Schools 108 43
245 Leominster Public Schools 489 43
251 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 277 42
251 Taunton Public Schools 715 42
253 Brookfield Public Schools 56 41
253 Easthampton Public Schools 138 41
253 Medford Public Schools 385 41
253 Oxford Public Schools 172 41
253 Randolph Public Schools 317 41
253 Salem Public Schools 422 41
253 Winthrop Public Schools 186 41
260 Hawlemont Regional, Shelburne Falls 18 39
260 Methuen Public Schools 561 39
260 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 119 39
263 Chicopee Public Schools 570 38
263 South Boston Harbor Academy Charter 66 38
265 Everett Public Schools 461 37
265 Gill-Montague Regional 101 37
267 Clarksburg Public Schools 23 35
267 Webster Public Schools 157 35
269 Fall River Public Schools 974 34
269 New Bedford Public Schools 1242 34
269 Southbridge Public Schools 214 34
272 Cambridge Public Schools 513 33
272 Edward Brooke Charter, Brighton 84 33
272 Malden Public Schools 428 33
275 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 68 32
276 Fitchburg Public Schools 520 31
276 Worcester Public Schools 1989 31
278 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 61 30
279 Somerville Public Schools 396 29
280 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 93 28
280 Hull Public Schools 100 28
280 North Adams Public Schools 180 28
283 Springfield Public Schools 2199 27
284 Lynn Public Schools 1156 26
285 Chelsea Public Schools 441 25
285 New Salem-Wendell Regional 24 25
287 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 54 24
288 Brockton Public Schools 1381 23
289 Lowell Public Schools 1272 22
290 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 20 20
291 Holyoke Public Schools 594 19
292 Boston Public Schools 4573 17
293 Boston Renaissance Charter 148 16
294 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 20 10
295 Lawrence Family Development Charter 59 8
295 Lawrence Public Schools 1115 8
297 Conservatory Lab Charter, Brighton 18 6
298 Lowell Community Charter 45 2
299 Uphams Corner Charter, South Boston 72 1
300 Benjamin Banneker Charter, Cambridge 35 0