Thursday, August 29, 2013

In the News: "Best Schools" issue

Several MetroWest and Milford area school districts made Boston magazine’s annual "Best Schools" issue, which hit newsstands this week. 
Among the towns on the list are Wayland (No. 9), Weston (No. 11), Sudbury (No. 16), Westborough (No. 17), Holliston (No. 18), Hopkinton (No. 28), Southborough (No. 30), Northborough (No. 39) and Medway (No. 42). 
The magazine compiled data released by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, ranking schools in the municipalities in 20 different categories, including average class size, student-to-teacher ratio, rates of college acceptance, and SAT and MCAS test scores

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You can view the full Boston Magazine listing here.

I find it noteworthy that Franklin did make the listing in the 62 position. While many of its rankings across the 20 categories were competitive with the schools ranked above it, there was one category were Franklin ranked next to last of the 62. Wrentham was the only school district of the Top 62 that spent less per pupil than Franklin. They spent $10,506 (ranked 58th overall) to Franklin's $10,708 (ranked 62 overall)

Another example of the best 'bang for the buck' that Franklin gets for what we choose to spend.

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