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Report Ranks Sudbury Schools Among State's Top Performers

Boston Business Journal weighed multiple test scores to rank districts across the state.

Sudbury schools ranked high on a recent list of Massachusetts Schools. (Patch File Photo)
Sudbury schools ranked high on a recent list of Massachusetts Schools. (Patch File Photo)
The Boston Business Journal recently put together a list ranking the top performing school districts in Massachusetts. Sudbury ranked near the top of the list, according to the publication.

Sudbury Public Schools ranked No. 11 on the list, which featured 25 schools from around the state.

"In this week's Boston Business Journal, we used district-wide MCAS scores for all grade levels as well as SAT and PSAT results to rank the top-performing school districts in Massachusetts," the BBJ article said in describing its criteria. "The scores were weighted to derive a cumulative-test ranking among districts that participate in all three exams."

Lexington was No. 1 on the list, while Sudbury fell just outside the top ten.

According to the report, Sudbury students were ranked No. 39 in MCAS scores and No. 12 statewide when it came to the SATs with an average score of 1801 in 2013.

Click here to see the Boston Business Journal rankings in their entirety.

Do you agree with Sudbury's placement on the list? What do you think of the state of Sudbury Public Schools and how they rate compared to others around the state? Let us know in the comments section below.
Linda Murdock March 10, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Honestly, rankings like these are completely ridiculous and inappropriate, as they don't measure anything really important and completely fail to take into account differences in the schools and communities. Massachusetts as a whole (using the state average) on international tests is up there with the top nations in the world, Sudbury and the other affluent communities in the state are in the top whatever percent of the state, and that should be enough on test scores.
Debbie March 10, 2014 at 09:15 AM
Reports like this illustrate what is wrong with our school systems.
Just Saying March 10, 2014 at 09:18 AM
On target to be just outside the top ten in project "dumification of America"
Birdwatcher March 10, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Could we please get off the elite town pride wagon for a moment and think about what being in a "high performance" school system brings for stress to the kids? Granted, this can happen in a lot of towns and cities, but the pressure to excel at L-S is considerable. http://www.wbur.org/2014/03/10/newton-teen-suicide-discussion
Spirit of 01776 March 10, 2014 at 09:53 PM
Our schools are AMAZING!

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