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* District rankings by grade and subject: Overall | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 10th
* Individual school rankings by grade and subject: 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 10th

Overall district ratings

The Boston Globe ranked districts by adding the percentage of students in the "advanced" and "proficient" categories for each of the 10 MCAS tests administered in 2003, and then finding the median of those 10 figures. For example, if 10 percent of third graders scored "advanced" in reading and 20 percent scored "proficient," the combined percentage would be 30 for that test. So if the 10 combined percentages for School District A were 10, 20, 30, 40, 49, 51, 60, 70, 80, 90, the district's median would be 50, the number that separates the top five from the bottom five. The tests are reading (grade 3), English (4, 7, 10), math (4, 6, 8, 10), and science (5, 8). Only school districts with all 10 tests are ranked, excluding most regional districts and charter schools.)

OVERALL DISTRICT RANKINGS
2003
Rank
District name Median %
proficient
and advanced
1Wellesley83
1Winchester83
3Harvard82
3Westwood82
5Wayland81
5Westford81
7Andover80
8Medfield79
8North Reading79
8Sharon79
11Hopkinton78
11Norwell78
11Weston78
14Lexington77
15Groton-Dunstable Regional76
15Longmeadow76
15Nashoba Regional, Bolton76
15Needham76
15Newton76
20Hamilton-Wenham Regional75
20Reading75
22Foxborough74
22Hingham74
22Manchester Essex Regional74
22Medway74
22Sabis Foxborough Regional Charter74
22Westborough74
28Belmont73
28Scituate73
30Cohasset72
30Millis72
30Shrewsbury72
33Arlington71
33Bedford71
33Easton71
33Franklin71
33Hanover71
33Holliston71
33Littleton71
33Walpole71
41Marblehead70
41Sandwich70
41Wachusett Regional, Jefferson70
41West Boylston70
45Brookline69
45Chelmsford69
45East Longmeadow69
45Pentucket Regional, West Newbury69
49Hadley68
49Melrose68
49Swampscott68
52Canton67
52North Andover67
52Stoneham67
55Braintree66
55Ipswich66
55Lynnfield66
55Mansfield66
55Marshfield66
60Hampden-Wilbraham Regional65
60North Attleborough65
62Dudley-Charlton Regional64
62Duxbury64
62Grafton64
62Lunenburg64
62Natick64
62Tewksbury64
62Wilmington64
69Newburyport63
69Sutton63
71Burlington62
71Georgetown62
71Mendon-Upton Regional62
71North Middlesex Regional, Townsend62
71Uxbridge62
76Milton61
76Tyngsborough61
76Wakefield61
76Weymouth61
76Woburn61
81Belchertown60
81Danvers60
81Granby60
81Hatfield60
81Lenox60
81Norton60
81Provincetown60
81Somerset60
81Triton Regional, Byfield60
90Billerica59
90Bridgewater-Raynham Regional59
90Dedham59
90Watertown59
94Rockport58
95Ashland57
95Bellingham57
95Beverly57
95Chatham57
95Falmouth57
95Framingham57
95Harwich57
95Quabbin Regional, Barre57
95Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman57
104Agawam56
104Ayer56
104Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton56
104Dracut56
104Plymouth56
109Ashburnham-Westminster Regional55
109Hopedale55
109Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls55
109Norwood55
109Swansea55
114Maynard54
114Northbridge54
116Auburn53
116Dighton-Rehoboth Regional53
116Mashpee53
116Southwick-Tolland Regional53
116Stoughton53
116Waltham53
116Ware53
116West Bridgewater53
124Amesbury52
124Blackstone-Millville Regional52
124Dartmouth52
124Leicester52
124Marlborough52
124Milford52
124Monson52
124South Hadley52
132Gardner51
132Hudson51
132Middleborough51
132Nantucket51
136Abington50
136Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville50
136Northampton50
136Peabody50
136Quincy50
136Rockland50
136Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield50
136Spencer-East Brookfield Regional50
136Wareham50
136Westfield50
136Westport50
147Bourne49
147Clinton49
147Dennis-Yarmouth Regional49
147East Bridgewater49
147Gloucester49
147Ludlow49
147South Shore Charter, Hull49
154Carver48
154Fairhaven48
154North Brookfield48
154Palmer48
154Quaboag Regional, Warre48
159Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge47
159Millbury47
159Saugus47
162Greenfield45
162Lee45
162Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield45
162Seekonk45
162Winthrop45
167Avon44
167Easthampton44
167Holbrook44
167Pittsfield44
171Attleboro43
171Leominster43
171Randolph43
174Athol-Royalston Regional42
174Haverhill42
174Medford42
174Oxford42
174Taunton42
179Hull41
179Methuen41
179Salem41
179West Springfield41
183Douglas40
183Everett40
183Gateway Regional, Huntington40
183Gill-Montague Regional40
183Revere40
183Sabis International Charter, Springfield40
189Chicopee38
190Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville37
191Adams-Cheshire Regional36
191Cambridge36
193Fitchburg35
193Malden35
195Somerville34
195Webster34
195Winchendon34
198Worcester32
199Brockton30
199Fall River30
199Lynn30
202New Bedford29
202Southbridge29
204Chelsea27
204North Adams27
206Lowell26
207Boston24
207Springfield24
209Holyoke19
210Lawrence14