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Top-ranked 8th grade districts

Here are the top 8th grade school districts, ranked by math and science scores on the Spring 2003 MCAS exam. Boston.com determined the rankings by adding the percentage of students who scored either "Advanced" or "Proficient" in the subjects. 100 is the highest possible score.

MATHEMATICS
2003
Rank
District name Number
tested
Score
1 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 16 87
2 Carlisle Public Schools 95 86
3 Acton-Boxborough Regional 441 83
4 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 47 79
5 Longmeadow Public Schools 231 76
6 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 35 75
6 Concord Public Schools 232 75
6 Lexington Public Schools 483 75
6 Newton Public Schools 894 75
6 Wellesley Public Schools 291 75
6 Winchester Public Schools 270 75
12 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 26 73
13 Dover-Sherborn Regional 164 72
13 Groton-Dunstable Regional 199 72
13 Norwell Public Schools 176 72
13 Scituate Public Schools 230 72
13 Wayland Public Schools 250 72
13 Westford Public Schools 345 72
19 Belmont Public Schools 292 71
19 Cohasset Public Schools 119 71
19 Hanover Public Schools 229 71
19 Reading Public Schools 328 71
23 Bedford Public Schools 164 69
23 Millis Public Schools 105 69
25 Harvard Public Schools 111 68
25 Medfield Public Schools 258 68
25 Medway Public Schools 225 68
25 Weston Public Schools 193 68
29 Westborough Public Schools 287 67
30 Andover Public Schools 510 66
30 Holliston Public Schools 222 66
30 Sandwich Public Schools 367 66
30 Sudbury Public Schools 337 66
34 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 168 65
34 Sharon Public Schools 282 65
36 Brookline Public Schools 471 64
36 Francis W Parker Charter, Devens 70 64
36 Hingham Public Schools 284 64
39 Nauset Regional, Orleans 272 63
39 Needham Public Schools 365 63
39 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 602 63
42 Hopkinton Public Schools 223 62
42 Lynnfield Public Schools 153 62
42 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 256 62
42 Westwood Public Schools 212 62
46 Arlington Public Schools 337 61
46 Ipswich Public Schools 181 61
46 Manchester Essex Regional 106 61
49 Masconomet Regional, Topsfield 362 60
49 North Andover Public Schools 383 60
49 Southborough Public Schools 148 60
49 Swampscott Public Schools 224 60
53 Littleton Public Schools 100 59
54 Edgartown Public Schools 45 58
54 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 24 58
54 Roxbury Preparatory Charter 43 58
54 Tisbury Public Schools 40 58
58 Burlington Public Schools 275 57
58 Foxborough Public Schools 227 57
58 Newburyport Public Schools 192 57
58 Rockport Public Schools 116 57
58 Shrewsbury Public Schools 398 57
63 Chatham Public Schools 55 56
63 Chelmsford Public Schools 463 56
63 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 342 56
63 Milton Public Schools 275 56
63 North Reading Public Schools 183 56
63 Northborough Public Schools 237 56
63 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 50 56
63 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 277 56
71 King Philip Regional, Wrentham 397 55
72 Easton Public Schools 291 54
72 Hadley Public Schools 46 54
72 Hopedale Public Schools 98 54
72 Lincoln Public Schools 108 54
72 Marblehead Public Schools 220 54
72 Old Rochester Regional, Mattapoisett 233 54
78 Frontier Regional, Deerfield 114 53
78 Lenox Public Schools 64 53
80 Duxbury Public Schools 265 52
80 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 399 52
80 Sutton Public Schools 134 52
80 Wakefield Public Schools 294 52
84 Georgetown Public Schools 123 51
84 Marshfield Public Schools 352 51
86 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 215 50
86 Watertown Public Schools 209 50
88 Canton Public Schools 249 49
88 Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter, Orleans 59 49
88 Franklin Public Schools 428 49
88 Mansfield Public Schools 344 49
88 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 43 49
93 Acushnet Public Schools 135 48
93 Grafton Public Schools 203 48
93 Shirley Public Schools 64 48
96 Braintree Public Schools 393 47
96 Northampton Public Schools 284 47
96 Somerset Public Schools 228 47
96 Southwick-Tolland Regional 153 47
96 Stoneham Public Schools 261 47
96 Tewksbury Public Schools 406 47
102 Ashland Public Schools 190 46
102 Billerica Public Schools 523 46
102 Lunenburg Public Schools 158 46
102 Marblehead Community Charter 44 46
102 Martha's Vineyard Public Charter, West Tisbury 22 46
102 Richmond Public Schools 28 46
108 Abington Public Schools 193 45
108 Amesbury Public Schools 197 45
108 Belchertown Public Schools 205 45
108 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 515 45
108 North Attleborough Public Schools 377 45
108 Silver Lake Regional, Kingston 518 45
108 Walpole Public Schools 317 45
115 Quabbin Regional, Barre 291 44
116 Amherst-Pelham Regional 353 43
116 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 200 43
116 Natick Public Schools 315 43
116 Norwood Public Schools 278 43
120 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 287 42
120 Dudley-Charlton Regional 353 42
120 Millbury Public Schools 177 42
120 Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter, Hadley 12 42
120 Wilmington Public Schools 302 42
125 Barnstable Public Schools 580 41
125 Carver Public Schools 170 41
125 East Longmeadow Public Schools 238 41
125 Tantasqua Regional, Fiskdale 308 41
129 Auburn Public Schools 210 40
129 Berlin-Boylston Regional 84 40
129 Clinton Public Schools 178 40
129 Danvers Public Schools 321 40
129 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 341 40
129 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 280 40
129 Hudson Public Schools 219 40
129 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 154 40
129 Swansea Public Schools 207 40
138 Beverly Public Schools 391 39
138 Dartmouth Public Schools 354 39
138 Falmouth Public Schools 396 39
138 Hatfield Public Schools 38 39
138 Mount Greylock Regional, Williamstown 140 39
138 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 44 39
138 Ralph Mahar Regional, Orange 136 39
138 Uxbridge Public Schools 179 39
138 West Bridgewater Public Schools 97 39
138 Winthrop Public Schools 213 39
148 Agawam Public Schools 358 38
148 Melrose Public Schools 250 38
148 Saugus Public Schools 271 38
148 West Boylston Public Schools 92 38
152 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 62 37
152 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 139 37
152 Northbridge Public Schools 207 37
152 Tyngsborough Public Schools 185 37
152 Weymouth Public Schools 575 37
157 Adams-Cheshire Regional 177 36
157 Framingham Public Schools 752 36
157 Mendon-Upton Regional 191 36
157 Norton Public Schools 246 36
157 Palmer Public Schools 191 36
157 Peabody Public Schools 557 36
157 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 73 36
157 Triton Regional, Byfield 310 36
157 Westport Public Schools 171 36
166 Granby Public Schools 78 35
166 Maynard Public Schools 100 35
166 Milford Public Schools 338 35
166 Quincy Public Schools 720 35
166 West Springfield Public Schools 360 35
166 Woburn Public Schools 372 35
172 Attleboro Public Schools 524 34
172 Douglas Public Schools 100 34
172 East Bridgewater Public Schools 204 34
172 Lee Public Schools 74 34
172 Methuen Public Schools 577 34
172 Sabis Foxborough Regional Charter 58 34
178 Bellingham Public Schools 230 33
178 Dracut Public Schools 372 33
178 Quaboag Regional, Warre 148 33
178 Seekonk Public Schools 213 33
178 Stoughton Public Schools 353 33
183 Avon Public Schools 70 32
183 Ayer Public Schools 90 32
183 Leominster Public Schools 485 32
183 Marlborough Public Schools 440 32
183 Medford Public Schools 383 32
183 Monson Public Schools 122 32
183 Nantucket Public Schools 98 32
183 Provincetown Public Schools 34 32
191 Dedham Public Schools 238 31
191 Easthampton Public Schools 151 31
191 Leicester Public Schools 174 31
191 Mashpee Public Schools 179 31
191 Murdoch Middle Public Charter, Chelmsford 58 31
191 Plymouth Public Schools 721 31
191 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 13 31
191 South Hadley Public Schools 188 31
191 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 396 31
200 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter, Hyde Park 46 30
200 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 57 30
200 Somerville Public Schools 372 30
203 Berkley Public Schools 106 29
203 South Boston Harbor Academy Charter 41 29
203 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 195 29
206 Gloucester Public Schools 347 28
206 Hampshire Regional, Westhampton 165 28
206 North Brookfield Public Schools 64 28
209 Bourne Public Schools 214 27
209 Florida Public Schools 15 27
209 Middleborough Public Schools 326 27
209 Salem Public Schools 403 27
209 Waltham Public Schools 378 27
214 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 122 26
214 Cambridge Public Schools 555 26
214 Everett Public Schools 458 26
214 Gill-Montague Regional 125 26
214 Harwich Public Schools 122 26
214 Hull Public Schools 107 26
214 Ludlow Public Schools 262 26
214 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 87 26
222 Holbrook Public Schools 132 25
222 Revere Public Schools 496 25
222 Rockland Public Schools 193 25
222 Winchendon Public Schools 162 25
226 Greenfield Public Schools 208 24
226 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 96 24
226 Pittsfield Public Schools 516 24
229 Blackstone-Millville Regional 186 23
229 Haverhill Public Schools 736 23
229 Malden Public Schools 481 23
229 Ware Public Schools 123 23
229 Westfield Public Schools 535 23
234 Athol-Royalston Regional 212 22
234 Fairhaven Public Schools 221 22
234 Randolph Public Schools 344 22
234 South Shore Charter, Hull 37 22
234 Taunton Public Schools 725 22
239 Boston Public Schools 4834 21
239 Oxford Public Schools 177 21
239 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 64 21
239 Wareham Public Schools 311 21
243 Granville Public Schools 30 20
243 Webster Public Schools 162 20
245 Fitchburg Public Schools 505 18
246 Lynn Public Schools 1159 17
246 North Adams Public Schools 172 17
248 Gateway Regional, Huntington 120 16
249 Chelsea Public Schools 449 15
249 Chicopee Public Schools 555 15
249 Gardner Public Schools 261 15
249 Lowell Public Schools 1268 15
249 Worcester Public Schools 1908 15
254 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 65 14
254 Clarksburg Public Schools 28 14
256 Brockton Public Schools 1359 13
256 New Bedford Global Charter 31 13
256 North Central Charter, Fitchburg 70 13
259 Boston Renaissance Charter 85 12
259 Southbridge Public Schools 236 12
261 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 19 11
262 Frederick Douglass Charter, Hyde Park 60 10
262 New Bedford Public Schools 1189 10
264 Fall River Public Schools 1069 9
264 Lawrence Family Development Charter 32 9
264 Lawrence Public Schools 1142 9
267 Benjamin Banneker Charter, Cambridge 27 7
267 Springfield Public Schools 1997 7
269 Holyoke Public Schools 583 4
270 New Leadership Academy Charter, Springfield 68 1
 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
2003
Rank
District name Number
tested
Score
1 Carlisle Public Schools 95 83
2 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 16 82
3 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 47 79
4 Wayland Public Schools 250 75
5 Lexington Public Schools 483 73
6 Westborough Public Schools 287 72
6 Westford Public Schools 342 72
8 Longmeadow Public Schools 231 71
9 Winchester Public Schools 270 70
10 Acton-Boxborough Regional 441 69
10 Edgartown Public Schools 45 69
10 Franklin Public Schools 428 69
13 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 168 68
13 Hanover Public Schools 229 68
13 Masconomet Regional, Topsfield 362 68
16 Norwell Public Schools 176 67
17 Belmont Public Schools 292 66
17 Francis W Parker Charter, Devens 70 66
19 Concord Public Schools 232 64
20 Hingham Public Schools 284 63
20 Sudbury Public Schools 338 63
22 Northborough Public Schools 237 62
22 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 24 62
22 Wellesley Public Schools 291 62
22 Weston Public Schools 193 62
26 Andover Public Schools 509 61
26 Hadley Public Schools 46 61
26 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 342 61
26 Medfield Public Schools 258 61
26 Nauset Regional, Orleans 271 61
31 Holliston Public Schools 221 60
31 Medway Public Schools 225 60
31 Needham Public Schools 364 60
31 Westwood Public Schools 212 60
35 Burlington Public Schools 275 59
35 Dover-Sherborn Regional 164 59
35 Newton Public Schools 894 59
35 North Reading Public Schools 183 59
39 Arlington Public Schools 337 58
39 Bedford Public Schools 164 58
39 Duxbury Public Schools 265 58
39 Roxbury Preparatory Charter 43 58
43 Groton-Dunstable Regional 198 57
43 North Attleborough Public Schools 378 57
43 Southborough Public Schools 149 57
43 Sutton Public Schools 134 57
47 Lincoln Public Schools 107 56
47 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 277 56
49 Marblehead Community Charter 44 55
49 Sandwich Public Schools 367 55
49 Shrewsbury Public Schools 398 55
52 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 200 54
52 Hopedale Public Schools 98 54
52 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 50 54
52 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 602 54
56 Hopkinton Public Schools 223 52
56 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 256 52
56 Reading Public Schools 328 52
56 Walpole Public Schools 316 52
56 West Bridgewater Public Schools 97 52
61 Lunenburg Public Schools 158 51
61 Lynnfield Public Schools 153 51
63 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 26 50
63 King Philip Regional, Wrentham 397 50
63 Millis Public Schools 105 50
63 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 44 50
63 Sharon Public Schools 283 50
68 Brookline Public Schools 471 49
68 Harvard Public Schools 111 49
68 Marblehead Public Schools 220 49
68 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 399 49
68 Tisbury Public Schools 39 49
73 Chelmsford Public Schools 463 48
73 Stoneham Public Schools 260 48
73 Tyngsborough Public Schools 185 48
76 Chatham Public Schools 55 47
76 East Longmeadow Public Schools 238 47
76 Quabbin Regional, Barre 290 47
76 Shirley Public Schools 64 47
76 Swampscott Public Schools 224 47
81 Auburn Public Schools 210 46
81 Cohasset Public Schools 119 46
81 Northampton Public Schools 284 46
81 Sabis Foxborough Regional Charter 58 46
81 Southwick-Tolland Regional 153 46
81 West Boylston Public Schools 92 46
87 Amherst-Pelham Regional 353 45
87 Easton Public Schools 291 45
87 Foxborough Public Schools 227 45
87 Littleton Public Schools 100 45
87 Martha's Vineyard Public Charter, West Tisbury 22 45
92 Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter, Orleans 59 44
92 Marshfield Public Schools 353 44
92 Scituate Public Schools 230 44
95 Belchertown Public Schools 205 43
95 Georgetown Public Schools 123 43
95 Richmond Public Schools 28 43
95 Silver Lake Regional, Kingston 518 43
95 Swansea Public Schools 207 43
95 Wakefield Public Schools 294 43
101 Leicester Public Schools 172 42
101 North Andover Public Schools 385 42
103 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 62 41
103 Amesbury Public Schools 196 41
103 Canton Public Schools 248 41
103 Manchester Essex Regional 106 41
103 Mansfield Public Schools 344 41
108 Agawam Public Schools 358 40
108 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 122 40
108 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 216 40
111 Gill-Montague Regional 126 39
111 Old Rochester Regional, Mattapoisett 232 39
111 Triton Regional, Byfield 310 39
114 Berlin-Boylston Regional 84 38
114 Billerica Public Schools 523 38
114 Dartmouth Public Schools 354 38
114 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 341 38
114 Milton Public Schools 275 38
114 Nantucket Public Schools 98 38
114 Peabody Public Schools 558 38
114 Rockport Public Schools 116 38
114 Somerset Public Schools 228 38
114 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 73 38
124 Berkley Public Schools 106 37
124 Beverly Public Schools 391 37
124 Blackstone-Millville Regional 186 37
124 Falmouth Public Schools 396 37
124 Monson Public Schools 122 37
124 Saugus Public Schools 271 37
124 Tewksbury Public Schools 406 37
131 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 513 36
131 Lenox Public Schools 64 36
131 Maynard Public Schools 100 36
131 Natick Public Schools 315 36
131 Newburyport Public Schools 192 36
131 Tantasqua Regional, Fiskdale 308 36
137 Braintree Public Schools 393 35
137 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 287 35
137 Framingham Public Schools 752 35
137 Melrose Public Schools 250 35
137 Norwood Public Schools 278 35
142 Adams-Cheshire Regional 177 34
142 Carver Public Schools 171 34
142 Grafton Public Schools 203 34
142 Mount Greylock Regional, Williamstown 140 34
146 Abington Public Schools 193 33
146 Barnstable Public Schools 580 33
146 Lee Public Schools 74 33
146 Milford Public Schools 338 33
146 North Brookfield Public Schools 63 33
146 Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter, Hadley 12 33
146 Quincy Public Schools 719 33
146 South Shore Charter, Hull 37 33
146 Wilmington Public Schools 303 33
146 Woburn Public Schools 372 33
156 Gloucester Public Schools 349 32
156 Ipswich Public Schools 181 32
156 Plymouth Public Schools 721 32
156 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 44 32
156 Ralph Mahar Regional, Orange 136 32
161 Ashland Public Schools 190 31
161 Bourne Public Schools 214 31
161 Dudley-Charlton Regional 353 31
161 Mendon-Upton Regional 191 31
161 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 154 31
161 Norton Public Schools 246 31
167 Acushnet Public Schools 135 30
167 Clinton Public Schools 178 30
167 Marlborough Public Schools 440 30
167 Oxford Public Schools 177 30
167 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 193 30
167 Watertown Public Schools 208 30
167 Westfield Public Schools 535 30
174 Bellingham Public Schools 230 29
174 East Bridgewater Public Schools 203 29
174 Ludlow Public Schools 263 29
174 Northbridge Public Schools 207 29
174 Stoughton Public Schools 353 29
174 Westport Public Schools 171 29
180 Attleboro Public Schools 525 28
180 Gateway Regional, Huntington 120 28
180 Mashpee Public Schools 177 28
180 Middleborough Public Schools 326 28
180 Palmer Public Schools 191 28
185 Danvers Public Schools 321 27
185 Frontier Regional, Deerfield 114 27
185 Millbury Public Schools 177 27
185 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 139 27
185 Quaboag Regional, Warre 148 27
190 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 35 26
190 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 280 26
190 Granby Public Schools 78 26
190 Granville Public Schools 30 26
190 Greenfield Public Schools 208 26
190 Hatfield Public Schools 38 26
190 Murdoch Middle Public Charter, Chelmsford 58 26
190 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 96 26
198 Ayer Public Schools 90 25
198 Leominster Public Schools 483 25
198 Winthrop Public Schools 213 25
201 Harwich Public Schools 122 24
201 Haverhill Public Schools 735 24
201 Hudson Public Schools 219 24
201 Medford Public Schools 383 24
201 Provincetown Public Schools 34 24
201 Seekonk Public Schools 213 24
201 Weymouth Public Schools 573 24
201 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 396 24
209 Douglas Public Schools 100 23
209 Rockland Public Schools 192 23
209 Salem Public Schools 403 23
209 South Hadley Public Schools 188 23
213 Easthampton Public Schools 151 22
213 South Boston Harbor Academy Charter 41 22
213 Taunton Public Schools 723 22
216 Hull Public Schools 107 21
216 Somerville Public Schools 370 21
216 Uxbridge Public Schools 179 21
219 Cambridge Public Schools 555 20
219 Florida Public Schools 15 20
219 Waltham Public Schools 378 20
219 Webster Public Schools 162 20
223 Chicopee Public Schools 553 19
223 Dedham Public Schools 235 19
223 Fairhaven Public Schools 221 19
223 Malden Public Schools 479 19
223 Pittsfield Public Schools 512 19
228 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 65 18
228 Hampshire Regional, Westhampton 165 18
228 Ware Public Schools 123 18
228 West Springfield Public Schools 360 18
228 Winchendon Public Schools 162 18
233 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter, Hyde Park 46 17
233 North Central Charter, Fitchburg 70 17
233 Revere Public Schools 496 17
233 Wareham Public Schools 313 17
237 Athol-Royalston Regional 212 16
237 Dracut Public Schools 372 16
237 Everett Public Schools 457 16
237 Methuen Public Schools 576 16
241 North Adams Public Schools 172 15
241 Worcester Public Schools 1908 15
243 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 57 14
244 New Bedford Global Charter 31 13
245 Gardner Public Schools 260 12
245 Holbrook Public Schools 132 12
245 Lowell Public Schools 1270 12
245 Lynn Public Schools 1158 12
249 Clarksburg Public Schools 27 11
249 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 19 11
249 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 87 11
249 Southbridge Public Schools 237 11
253 Brockton Public Schools 1361 10
253 Fall River Public Schools 1069 10
255 Avon Public Schools 70 9
255 Boston Public Schools 4837 9
255 Fitchburg Public Schools 505 9
255 Randolph Public Schools 343 9
259 Chelsea Public Schools 449 8
259 New Bedford Public Schools 1189 8
259 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 64 8
262 Benjamin Banneker Charter, Cambridge 27 7
263 Holyoke Public Schools 582 5
263 Springfield Public Schools 1999 5
265 Boston Renaissance Charter 85 4
266 Frederick Douglass Charter, Hyde Park 60 3
266 Lawrence Family Development Charter 32 3
268 Lawrence Public Schools 1140 2
269 New Leadership Academy Charter, Springfield 68 1
270 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 13 0