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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 2004 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
2004
Rank
District name Number
tested
Score
1 Carlisle Public Schools 102 82
2 Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools 470 80
3 Westford Public Schools 391 79
4 Wellesley Public Schools 297 78
5 Wayland Public Schools 258 77
5 Hamilton-Wenham Regional Schools 163 77
7 Harvard Public Schools 106 76
7 Lexington Public Schools 552 76
9 Weston Public Schools 198 75
9 Concord Public Schools 208 75
9 Nashoba Regional Schools 263 75
9 Cohasset Public Schools 100 75
13 Dover-Sherborn Regional Schools 155 74
13 Longmeadow Public Schools 280 74
15 Roxbury Prep Charter School 51 73
15 Newton Public Schools 864 73
15 Hadley Public Schools 46 73
18 Winchester Public Schools 308 72
18 Medfield Public Schools 245 72
18 Belmont Public Schools 293 72
18 Manchester-Essex Regional 96 72
22 Martha's Vineyard Community School 14 71
22 Andover Public Schools 507 71
24 Cape Cod Lighthouse Community School 60 70
25 Sudbury Public Schools 339 69
25 Medway Public Schools 186 69
25 Tisbury Public Schools 44 69
28 Reading Public Schools 369 68
29 Norwell Public Schools 167 67
29 Brookline Public Schools 445 67
29 Westborough Public Schools 299 67
32 Westwood Public Schools 219 66
32 West Tisbury Regional Schools 50 66
32 Community Day Care 29 66
32 Needham Public Schools 376 66
36 Southborough Public Schools 158 65
36 Scituate Public Schools 288 65
36 Sharon Public Schools 289 65
36 Tyngsborough Public Schools 197 65
40 Western Mass. Hilltown Community School 14 64
40 Lincoln Public Schools 141 64
40 Benjamin Franklin Community School 25 64
40 Lynnfield Public Schools 176 64
40 Richmond Public Schools 30 64
45 Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools 233 63
45 Holliston Public Schools 265 63
47 Bedford Public Schools 170 61
47 Grafton Public Schools 173 61
47 Swampscott Public Schools 221 61
50 Northborough Public Schools 221 60
50 Marshfield Public Schools 338 60
52 Walpole Public Schools 292 59
52 Hingham Public Schools 304 59
54 North Andover Public Schools 372 58
54 Abington Public Schools 212 58
54 Nauset Regional Schools 239 58
54 Ipswich Public Schools 170 58
58 Shrewsbury Public Schools 440 57
58 Milton Public Schools 303 57
58 West Bridgewater Public Schools 96 57
61 Masconomet Regional Schools 351 56
61 Hopkinton Public Schools 267 56
61 Old Rochester Regional Schools 268 56
61 Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools 331 56
65 Hanover Public Schools 203 55
65 Wachusett Regional Schools 618 55
65 North Reading Public Schools 193 55
65 Arlington Public Schools 351 55
65 Lenox Public Schools 69 55
65 Natick Public Schools 349 55
65 Chelmsford Public Schools 469 55
72 Marblehead Community School 42 54
72 Lunenburg Public Schools 152 54
72 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional Schools 327 54
72 Sutton Public Schools 118 54
72 Mystic Valley Regional Community School 63 54
77 Duxbury Public Schools 246 53
77 Mansfield Public Schools 383 53
77 East Bridgewater Public Schools 219 53
80 Southwick-Tolland Regional Schools 132 52
80 Braintree Public Schools 426 52
80 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 52 52
80 Ashland Public Schools 184 52
84 Burlington Public Schools 300 51
84 Franklin Public Schools 478 51
84 Sandwich Public Schools 341 51
84 Marblehead Public Schools 222 51
84 Foxborough Public Schools 239 51
84 Wakefield Public Schools 286 51
84 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional Schools 494 51
91 North Middlesex Regional Schools 391 50
91 River Valley Charter School 38 50
91 Shirley Public Schools 91 50
94 Rockport Public Schools 84 49
94 Frontier Regional Schools 146 49
94 Belchertown Public Schools 207 49
94 Falmouth Public Schools 394 49
94 Auburn Public Schools 186 49
94 Nantucket Public Schools 99 49
100 Georgetown Public Schools 100 48
100 Danvers Public Schools 320 48
100 Sabis Foxboro Regional Community School 56 48
100 Watertown Public Schools 232 48
104 King Philip Regional Schools 423 47
104 Tewksbury Public Schools 422 47
104 Acushnet Public Schools 145 47
107 Francis W. Parker Community School 65 46
107 Wilmington Public Schools 335 46
107 Hopedale Public Schools 90 46
107 Northampton Public Schools 241 46
107 Tantasqua Regional Schools 315 46
107 Beverly Public Schools 376 46
107 Rising Tide Charter School 46 46
107 Amesbury Public Schools 232 46
107 North Brookfield Public Schools 69 46
116 Canton Public Schools 240 45
116 Easton Public Schools 289 45
116 Stoneham Public Schools 237 45
116 Maynard Public Schools 121 45
116 Mount Greylock Regional Schools 131 45
116 Florida Public Schools 11 45
122 Newburyport Public Schools 197 44
122 Swansea Public Schools 187 44
122 Central Berkshire Regional Schools 226 44
122 Pentucket Regional Schools 304 44
122 Chatham Public Schools 62 44
122 Somerset Public Schools 241 44
122 Dudley-Charlton Regional Regional Schools 373 44
129 Littleton Public Schools 114 43
129 Berkley Public Schools 92 43
129 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional Schools 235 43
129 Peabody Public Schools 512 43
129 Winthrop Public Schools 157 43
129 Blackstone-Millville Regional Schools 186 43
129 Northbridge Public Schools 210 43
129 Barnstable Public Schools 579 43
129 Triton Regional Schools 275 43
129 Academy Of Pacific Rim 59 43
139 North Attleborough Public Schools 420 42
139 Billerica Public Schools 567 42
139 Freetown-Lakeville Regional Schools 260 42
139 Southern Berkshire Regional Schools 78 42
139 Quabbin Regional Schools 291 42
139 Ayer Public Schools 87 42
145 West Boylston Public Schools 96 41
145 Pioneer Valley Regional Schools 118 41
145 Carver Public Schools 173 41
145 Marlborough Public Schools 418 41
149 So. Boston Harbor Academy Charter School 45 40
149 Millis Public Schools 97 40
149 Melrose Public Schools 275 40
149 Edgartown Public Schools 38 40
149 Millbury Public Schools 178 40
149 Leicester Public Schools 179 40
155 Hudson Public Schools 247 39
155 Norton Public Schools 266 39
155 Stoughton Public Schools 349 39
155 Bourne Public Schools 206 39
155 Easthampton Public Schools 153 39
160 Woburn Public Schools 407 38
160 Mendon-Upton Regional Schools 203 38
160 East Longmeadow Public Schools 223 38
160 Saugus Public Schools 249 38
160 Milford Public Schools 326 38
160 Granby Public Schools 100 38
160 Mohawk Trail Regional Schools 159 38
160 Dracut Public Schools 353 38
168 Provincetown Public Schools 24 37
168 Whitman-Hanson Regional Schools 378 37
168 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional Schools 382 37
168 Four Rivers Charter School 32 37
168 Methuen Public Schools 636 37
173 Uxbridge Public Schools 200 36
173 Dartmouth Public Schools 385 36
175 Dedham Public Schools 245 35
175 Norwood Public Schools 320 35
175 Berlin-Boylston Regional Schools 85 35
175 Silver Lake Regional Schools 576 35
175 Waltham Public Schools 363 35
175 Medford Public Schools 413 35
175 Framingham Public Schools 631 35
182 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional Schools 294 34
182 Hampshire Regional Schools 154 34
182 Weymouth Public Schools 579 34
182 South Hadley Public Schools 197 34
182 Palmer Public Schools 180 34
182 Leominster Public Schools 492 34
182 Hatfield Public Schools 49 34
189 Clinton Public Schools 153 33
189 Ludlow Public Schools 274 33
189 Agawam Public Schools 378 33
189 Monson Public Schools 134 33
193 Quincy Public Schools 707 32
193 Greenfield Public Schools 172 32
193 West Springfield Public Schools 342 32
193 Westport Community Public Schools 151 32
193 Cambridge Public Schools 498 32
198 Seekonk Public Schools 219 31
198 Adams-Cheshire Regional Schools 150 31
200 Hull Public Schools 128 30
200 Avon Public Schools 67 30
200 Somerville Public Schools 402 30
200 Everett Public Schools 407 30
200 Fairhaven Public Schools 199 30
205 Granville Public Schools 35 29
205 South Shore Community School 28 29
205 Middleborough Public Schools 325 29
205 Harwich Public Schools 136 29
205 Attleboro Public Schools 563 29
205 Somerville Charter School 69 29
211 Plymouth Public Schools 671 28
211 Rockland Public Schools 239 28
211 Holbrook Public Schools 139 28
211 Clarksburg Public Schools 18 28
211 Wareham Public Schools 339 28
211 Revere Public Schools 471 28
217 Douglas Public Schools 120 27
217 Sabis International Community School 122 27
217 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional Schools 192 27
217 Bellingham Public Schools 228 27
217 Murdoch Middle Public Charter School 60 27
217 Lee Public Schools 78 27
217 Haverhill Public Schools 760 27
224 Quaboag Regional Schools 125 26
224 Taunton Public Schools 753 26
224 Westfield Public Schools 562 26
227 Salem Public Schools 401 25
227 Webster Public Schools 163 25
229 Gloucester Public Schools 280 24
229 Oxford Public Schools 178 24
229 Winchendon Public Schools 149 24
229 Randolph Public Schools 391 24
229 Boston Public Schools 4,775 24
234 Neighborhood House Community School 22 23
234 Ralph Mahar Regional Schools 161 23
234 Gill-Montague Regional Schools 140 23
234 Berkshire Hills Regional Schools 111 23
234 Lynn Public Schools 1,014 23
239 Malden Public Schools 511 22
239 Narragansett Regional Schools 154 22
239 Seven Hills Charter School 70 22
239 Athol-Royalston Regional Schools 216 22
239 Pittsfield Public Schools 542 22
239 North Central Charter Essential School 86 22
245 Gardner Public Schools 269 21
246 Ware Public Schools 119 20
246 Mashpee Public Schools 188 20
246 New Bedford Global Charter School 63 20
246 North Adams Public Schools 162 20
250 Gateway Regional Schools 123 19
250 Southbridge Public Schools 205 19
250 Atlantis Charter School 62 19
250 Renaissance Charter School 87 19
254 Fitchburg Public Schools 430 18
254 Lowell Public Schools 1,309 18
254 Chelsea Public Schools 454 18
257 Robert M. Hughes Charter School 12 17
258 Brockton Public Schools 1,386 16
258 Benjamin Banneker Community School 31 16
260 Abby Kelly Foster Community School 42 15
261 Worcester Public Schools 1,964 14
261 Lawrence Family Development Community School 52 14
263 Chicopee Public Schools 603 13
263 New Bedford Public Schools 1,196 13
265 Fall River Public Schools 999 11
265 Frederick Douglass Charter School 70 11
267 Lawrence Public Schools 1,154 10
268 Springfield Public Schools 1,981 9
269 Holyoke Public Schools 556 7
270 New Leadership Charter School 57 4
 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
2004
Rank
District name Number
tested
Score
1 West Tisbury Regional Schools 50 84
2 Martha's Vineyard Community School 14 78
3 Wayland Public Schools 258 77
4 Belmont Public Schools 293 73
5 Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools 470 72
6 Carlisle Public Schools 102 71
6 Concord Public Schools 209 71
8 Longmeadow Public Schools 279 69
9 Westford Public Schools 391 68
9 Tisbury Public Schools 44 68
11 Lexington Public Schools 552 67
12 Needham Public Schools 376 65
13 Winchester Public Schools 308 64
13 Cape Cod Lighthouse Community School 60 64
13 Sudbury Public Schools 339 64
13 Benjamin Franklin Community School 25 64
17 Hamilton-Wenham Regional Schools 163 63
17 Cohasset Public Schools 100 63
17 Manchester-Essex Regional 96 63
17 Westwood Public Schools 219 63
17 Tyngsborough Public Schools 197 63
22 Harvard Public Schools 105 62
23 Nashoba Regional Schools 263 61
23 Holliston Public Schools 265 61
23 Franklin Public Schools 478 61
26 Medfield Public Schools 245 60
26 Andover Public Schools 507 60
26 Norwell Public Schools 167 60
26 Lincoln Public Schools 140 60
26 Nauset Regional Schools 239 60
31 Dover-Sherborn Regional Schools 155 59
31 Medway Public Schools 186 59
31 Sutton Public Schools 118 59
31 Rockport Public Schools 83 59
35 Masconomet Regional Schools 350 58
35 Auburn Public Schools 185 58
37 Marblehead Community School 42 57
38 Wellesley Public Schools 298 56
38 Lynnfield Public Schools 175 56
38 Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools 233 56
38 Swampscott Public Schools 221 56
38 Old Rochester Regional Schools 268 56
38 Southwick-Tolland Regional Schools 132 56
38 Francis W. Parker Community School 65 56
45 Newton Public Schools 864 55
45 Hingham Public Schools 304 55
47 Sharon Public Schools 289 54
47 Shrewsbury Public Schools 440 54
49 Weston Public Schools 198 53
49 Northborough Public Schools 221 53
49 Hanover Public Schools 203 53
49 North Reading Public Schools 192 53
49 Chelmsford Public Schools 469 53
49 North Middlesex Regional Schools 391 53
49 Pentucket Regional Schools 304 53
49 North Attleborough Public Schools 420 53
57 Hadley Public Schools 46 52
57 Southborough Public Schools 158 52
57 Hopedale Public Schools 89 52
60 Westborough Public Schools 299 51
60 Bedford Public Schools 170 51
60 West Bridgewater Public Schools 96 51
60 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional Schools 327 51
60 Duxbury Public Schools 245 51
65 Brookline Public Schools 445 50
65 Arlington Public Schools 349 50
67 Reading Public Schools 369 49
67 Walpole Public Schools 292 49
67 Hopkinton Public Schools 267 49
67 Lunenburg Public Schools 152 49
67 Quabbin Regional Schools 291 49
67 East Longmeadow Public Schools 222 49
73 Wachusett Regional Schools 618 48
73 Sabis Foxboro Regional Community School 56 48
73 Rising Tide Charter School 46 48
73 Mount Greylock Regional Schools 131 48
73 Somerset Public Schools 241 48
73 Bourne Public Schools 206 48
79 River Valley Charter School 38 47
79 Tantasqua Regional Schools 315 47
79 Blackstone-Millville Regional Schools 186 47
79 Four Rivers Charter School 32 47
83 Richmond Public Schools 30 46
83 Milton Public Schools 303 46
83 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 52 46
83 Nantucket Public Schools 99 46
83 Newburyport Public Schools 197 46
83 Pioneer Valley Regional Schools 117 46
89 Roxbury Prep Charter School 51 45
89 Lenox Public Schools 69 45
89 Natick Public Schools 350 45
89 Marblehead Public Schools 222 45
89 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional Schools 494 45
89 Georgetown Public Schools 100 45
89 Tewksbury Public Schools 422 45
89 Acushnet Public Schools 145 45
89 Stoneham Public Schools 237 45
89 Triton Regional Schools 274 45
99 North Andover Public Schools 373 44
99 Ashland Public Schools 184 44
99 Sandwich Public Schools 341 44
99 Wakefield Public Schools 285 44
99 Easton Public Schools 289 44
99 Dudley-Charlton Regional Regional Schools 373 44
99 Peabody Public Schools 512 44
99 Milford Public Schools 326 44
107 Scituate Public Schools 288 43
107 Grafton Public Schools 173 43
107 Mystic Valley Regional Community School 63 43
107 Swansea Public Schools 187 43
107 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional Schools 235 43
112 Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools 331 42
112 Leicester Public Schools 179 42
112 Mashpee Public Schools 188 42
115 North Brookfield Public Schools 69 41
115 Woburn Public Schools 407 41
115 Berkshire Hills Regional Schools 111 41
118 Northampton Public Schools 241 40
118 Berkley Public Schools 92 40
118 West Boylston Public Schools 96 40
118 Melrose Public Schools 275 40
118 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional Schools 294 40
123 Burlington Public Schools 299 39
123 Frontier Regional Schools 146 39
123 Canton Public Schools 240 39
123 Littleton Public Schools 114 39
123 Ayer Public Schools 87 39
128 Abington Public Schools 212 38
128 Falmouth Public Schools 394 38
128 Amesbury Public Schools 232 38
128 Weymouth Public Schools 579 38
132 East Bridgewater Public Schools 220 37
132 Braintree Public Schools 427 37
132 Danvers Public Schools 320 37
132 King Philip Regional Schools 422 37
132 Beverly Public Schools 376 37
132 Chatham Public Schools 62 37
132 Barnstable Public Schools 579 37
132 Southern Berkshire Regional Schools 78 37
132 Norwood Public Schools 320 37
132 Palmer Public Schools 179 37
132 Agawam Public Schools 378 37
132 Bellingham Public Schools 229 37
132 Oxford Public Schools 178 37
145 Mansfield Public Schools 383 36
145 Freetown-Lakeville Regional Schools 260 36
145 West Springfield Public Schools 342 36
145 Abby Kelly Foster Community School 42 36
149 Western Mass. Hilltown Community School 14 35
149 Central Berkshire Regional Schools 225 35
149 Monson Public Schools 134 35
149 Plymouth Public Schools 671 35
149 Rockland Public Schools 239 35
149 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional Schools 192 35
155 Shirley Public Schools 91 34
155 Belchertown Public Schools 207 34
155 Northbridge Public Schools 209 34
155 Edgartown Public Schools 38 34
155 Granby Public Schools 99 34
155 Mohawk Trail Regional Schools 159 34
155 Westfield Public Schools 562 34
162 Billerica Public Schools 566 33
162 Millbury Public Schools 178 33
162 Norton Public Schools 266 33
165 Maynard Public Schools 121 32
165 Millis Public Schools 97 32
165 Dedham Public Schools 245 32
165 Silver Lake Regional Schools 575 32
165 Seekonk Public Schools 218 32
165 Harwich Public Schools 136 32
171 Foxborough Public Schools 239 31
171 Mendon-Upton Regional Schools 204 31
171 Berlin-Boylston Regional Schools 85 31
171 Medford Public Schools 413 31
171 Clinton Public Schools 153 31
171 Quincy Public Schools 708 31
171 Sabis International Community School 122 31
178 Marshfield Public Schools 339 30
178 Saugus Public Schools 249 30
178 Westport Community Public Schools 151 30
178 Adams-Cheshire Regional Schools 150 30
182 Academy Of Pacific Rim 59 29
182 Marlborough Public Schools 418 29
182 Easthampton Public Schools 153 29
182 Provincetown Public Schools 24 29
182 Dartmouth Public Schools 386 29
182 Granville Public Schools 35 29
182 South Shore Community School 28 29
182 Somerville Charter School 69 29
182 Gloucester Public Schools 281 29
191 Watertown Public Schools 231 28
191 Wilmington Public Schools 335 28
191 Framingham Public Schools 631 28
191 Hatfield Public Schools 49 28
191 Ludlow Public Schools 274 28
191 Middleborough Public Schools 325 28
191 Winchendon Public Schools 148 28
191 North Adams Public Schools 162 28
199 Ipswich Public Schools 170 27
199 Florida Public Schools 11 27
199 So. Boston Harbor Academy Charter School 45 27
199 Stoughton Public Schools 349 27
199 Whitman-Hanson Regional Schools 377 27
199 South Hadley Public Schools 197 27
199 Quaboag Regional Schools 124 27
206 Taunton Public Schools 754 26
206 Ralph Mahar Regional Schools 161 26
208 Carver Public Schools 173 25
208 Dracut Public Schools 353 25
208 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional Schools 382 25
208 Uxbridge Public Schools 200 25
208 Cambridge Public Schools 498 25
208 Douglas Public Schools 120 25
214 Community Day Care 29 24
214 Hudson Public Schools 247 24
214 Revere Public Schools 471 24
214 Murdoch Middle Public Charter School 59 24
214 Lee Public Schools 78 24
219 Waltham Public Schools 363 23
219 Leominster Public Schools 492 23
219 Greenfield Public Schools 172 23
219 Gill-Montague Regional Schools 140 23
219 Ware Public Schools 119 23
224 Attleboro Public Schools 563 22
224 Clarksburg Public Schools 18 22
224 Narragansett Regional Schools 155 22
227 Methuen Public Schools 637 21
227 Hampshire Regional Schools 154 21
227 Somerville Public Schools 403 21
227 Wareham Public Schools 339 21
227 Haverhill Public Schools 594 21
232 Winthrop Public Schools 157 20
232 North Central Charter Essential School 86 20
232 Gateway Regional Schools 123 20
235 Athol-Royalston Regional Schools 216 19
235 Pittsfield Public Schools 542 19
237 Randolph Public Schools 390 18
237 Lynn Public Schools 1,014 18
237 Gardner Public Schools 269 18
240 Hull Public Schools 128 17
240 Everett Public Schools 407 17
240 Malden Public Schools 512 17
240 Lowell Public Schools 1,309 17
240 Robert M. Hughes Charter School 12 17
245 Fairhaven Public Schools 199 16
245 Salem Public Schools 401 16
247 Holbrook Public Schools 139 15
247 Southbridge Public Schools 205 15
249 Neighborhood House Community School 21 14
249 Fitchburg Public Schools 430 14
249 Fall River Public Schools 1,000 14
249 New Leadership Charter School 57 14
253 Webster Public Schools 163 13
253 Chelsea Public Schools 454 13
255 Worcester Public Schools 1,964 12
255 Chicopee Public Schools 603 12
257 Avon Public Schools 66 11
257 Brockton Public Schools 1,388 11
259 Boston Public Schools 4,772 10
260 New Bedford Public Schools 1,197 9
261 Atlantis Charter School 62 8
261 Springfield Public Schools 1,980 8
261 Holyoke Public Schools 556 8
264 Seven Hills Charter School 70 6
264 Renaissance Charter School 87 6
266 New Bedford Global Charter School 63 5
267 Benjamin Banneker Community School 31 3
267 Lawrence Public Schools 1,154 3
269 Lawrence Family Development Community School 52 2
270 Frederick Douglass Charter School 70 1


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