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Winners and losers under Romney's proposed Adams Scholarship program

To gauge who would win or lose under Governor Romney's Adams Scholarship plan, The Boston Globe asked the state Department of Education for detailed MCAS results for this year's junior class. The scholarships would go to the top quarter of students on the MCAS tests.

District % of students getting scholarship Rank in % of students getting scholarship Median family income (1999) % of students who are white non-Hispanic Scholar-
ships under Romney plan (top 25% statewide)
Scholar-
ships under district-style plan (top 25% of district)
Abington 21% 152 68,826 94.1% 32 38
Acton-Boxborough Regional 65% 3 108,649 86.0% 249 97
Adams-Cheshire Regional 15% 192 44,590 97.5% 18 30
Agawam 19% 165 59,088 96.7% 53 69
Amesbury 28% 116 62,875 94.6% 56 51
Amherst-Pelham Regional 42% 52 61,640 71.6% 137 82
Andover 55% 15 104,820 87.9% 206 93
Arlington 39% 61 78,741 86.9% 102 65
Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 35% 81 60,569 96.9% 57 41
Ashland 54% 19 77,611 91.2% 80 37
Athol-Royalston Regional 24% 134 42,136 97.1% 33 35
Attleboro 14% 196 59,112 86.8% 69 120
Auburn 21% 155 60,805 94.5% 34 41
Avon 7% 221 60,625 64.8% 4 14
Ayer 18% 170 63,966 82.5% 19 26
Barnstable 34% 83 54,026 87.5% 154 112
Bedford 44% 41 101,081 81.4% 77 44
Belchertown 39% 65 60,830 98.1% 62 40
Bellingham 11% 213 72,074 95.8% 21 48
Belmont 43% 47 95,057 77.6% 125 74
Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 28% 110 55,868 92.1% 43 38
Berlin-Boylston Regional 29% 103 77,163 96.4% 16 14
Beverly 28% 108 66,486 97.1% 78 69
Billerica 30% 98 72,102 94.5% 103 87
Blackstone-Millville Regional 18% 175 61,605 97.5% 29 41
Boston 17% 183 44,151 15.7% 634 960
Bourne 18% 172 51,603 91.9% 27 37
Braintree 48% 28 73,417 87.6% 156 81
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 27% 122 72,173 95.6% 105 97
Brockton 19% 167 46,235 35.7% 196 259
Brookline 51% 26 92,993 69.6% 233 115
Burlington 27% 120 82,072 90.6% 64 59
Cambridge 21% 151 59,423 34.1% 89 105
Canton 38% 69 82,904 91.6% 68 45
Carver 15% 195 61,738 91.6% 19 33
Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 35% 82 56,129 96.2% 64 46
Chatham 27% 121 56,750 94.9% 16 15
Chelmsford 44% 40 82,676 89.1% 176 101
Chelsea 6% 223 32,130 18.3% 17 67
Chicopee 12% 208 44,136 83.0% 68 145
Clinton 21% 156 53,308 78.0% 29 35
Cohasset 46% 36 100,137 92.4% 36 20
Concord-Carlisle Regional 55% 18 121,599 91.5% 168 77
Danvers 36% 77 70,565 97.6% 91 63
Dartmouth 21% 153 60,401 93.8% 64 76
Dedham 28% 114 72,330 87.6% 50 45
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 32% 90 49,061 93.5% 94 73
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 28% 109 69,272 96.6% 74 65
Douglas 12% 209 67,210 100.0% 10 22
Dover-Sherborn Regional 68% 1 148,148 97.9% 99 37
Dracut 26% 125 65,633 93.3% 69 67
Dudley-Charlton Regional 39% 64 65,072 99.2% 101 65
Duxbury 39% 59 106,245 97.5% 94 60
East Bridgewater 27% 117 67,307 97.1% 47 43
East Longmeadow 33% 89 70,571 94.6% 72 55
Easthampton 11% 210 54,312 90.6% 11 24
Easton 42% 48 82,190 95.9% 103 61
Everett 12% 207 49,876 70.8% 47 95
Fairhaven 24% 133 54,778 97.3% 36 37
Fall River 9% 220 37,671 78.3% 57 152
Falmouth 29% 100 57,343 93.6% 101 86
Fitchburg 16% 185 43,291 62.1% 52 79
Foxborough 38% 67 78,811 92.3% 75 49
Framingham 37% 71 67,420 77.7% 163 109
Franklin 33% 87 81,826 96.5% 102 78
Freetown-Lakeville Regional 22% 145 72,842 98.5% 44 50
Frontier Regional, Deerfield 36% 76 61,045 93.7% 40 28
Gardner 27% 118 47,164 87.8% 65 59
Gateway Regional, Huntington 14% 200 54,794 100.0% 15 27
Georgetown 32% 91 79,649 94.1% 32 25
Gill-Montague Regional 13% 206 45,900 90.8% 11 22
Gloucester 20% 163 58,459 95.7% 64 82
Grafton 23% 141 66,396 90.8% 27 30
Granby 30% 97 57,632 98.1% 16 14
Greenfield 27% 119 46,412 92.0% 41 38
Groton-Dunstable Regional 51% 25 92,073 93.4% 77 38
Hadley 61% 7 61,897 95.1% 25 10
Hamilton-Wenham Regional 55% 17 86,193 97.8% 100 46
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 38% 70 74,264 97.0% 125 83
Hampshire Regional, Westhampton 23% 138 61,930 97.4% 27 29
Hanover 41% 53 86,835 97.7% 71 43
Harvard 62% 6 119,352 94.8% 60 24
Harwich 16% 184 51,070 94.1% 14 21
Hatfield 39% 63 61,607 100.0% 12 8
Haverhill 17% 179 59,772 80.9% 84 125
Hingham 56% 13 98,598 93.2% 130 59
Holbrook 11% 211 62,532 83.9% 7 16
Holliston 38% 66 84,878 97.3% 84 55
Holyoke 6% 224 36,130 31.7% 23 99
Hopedale 18% 169 68,571 98.5% 12 16
Hopkinton 48% 30 102,550 94.7% 99 52
Hudson 22% 145 70,145 95.3% 33 38
Hull 17% 180 62,294 92.6% 16 24
Ipswich 43% 46 74,931 95.3% 63 37
King Philip Regional, Wrentham 44% 38 84,664 96.5% 113 65
Lawrence 3% 226 31,809 5.8% 16 116
Lee 29% 106 50,627 89.4% 19 17
Leicester 22% 148 64,202 95.9% 27 31
Lenox 48% 29 61,413 94.8% 28 15
Leominster 16% 186 54,660 76.3% 69 107
Lexington 53% 21 111,899 75.8% 229 108
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional 56% 11 116,629 89.4% 199 89
Littleton 39% 60 83,365 94.7% 30 19
Longmeadow 47% 32 87,742 88.9% 120 63
Lowell 11% 216 45,901 44.3% 92 218
Ludlow 23% 140 55,717 96.1% 53 58
Lunenburg 36% 79 63,981 94.8% 55 39
Lynn 10% 219 45,295 45.7% 90 235
Lynnfield 55% 16 91,869 91.6% 72 33
Malden 11% 215 55,557 47.2% 39 91
Manchester Essex Regional 38% 68 84,588 100.0% 34 22
Mansfield 42% 51 78,058 94.8% 112 67
Marblehead 33% 88 99,892 94.1% 66 51
Marlborough 24% 130 70,385 73.6% 62 64
Marshfield 24% 135 76,541 98.3% 70 73
Martha's Vineyard Regional 31% 94 55,304 85.7% 59 47
Masconomet Regional, Topsfield 45% 37 103,938 97.3% 134 75
Mashpee 19% 168 56,702 87.8% 26 35
Maynard 20% 158 71,875 92.0% 18 22
Medfield 53% 20 108,926 96.8% 117 55
Medford 13% 203 62,409 75.4% 45 84
Medway 40% 55 85,627 96.9% 78 49
Melrose 40% 54 78,144 88.4% 93 58
Mendon-Upton Regional 32% 92 84,455 94.2% 44 35
Methuen 18% 173 59,831 79.6% 78 108
Middleborough 14% 199 59,173 95.1% 28 51
Milford 31% 95 61,029 82.6% 90 73
Millbury 17% 181 62,564 92.9% 21 32
Millis 48% 31 72,171 98.6% 35 18
Milton 25% 128 94,359 71.4% 57 58
Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 18% 171 51,466 96.8% 23 32
Monson 22% 147 58,607 98.9% 20 23
Mount Greylock Regional, Williamstown 25% 129 63,754 91.8% 33 34
Nantucket 40% 57 66,786 91.2% 27 17
Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 14% 197 52,758 96.2% 15 26
Nashoba Regional, Bolton 47% 34 88,802 95.9% 92 49
Natick 37% 72 85,715 88.3% 112 75
Nauset Regional, Orleans 50% 27 56,242 95.7% 115 58
Needham 55% 14 107,570 90.3% 194 88
New Bedford 7% 222 35,708 67.3% 51 183
Newburyport 37% 73 73,306 95.8% 62 42
Newton 58% 9 105,289 84.6% 505 216
North Adams 26% 123 39,094 97.0% 35 34
North Andover 37% 74 91,105 92.7% 101 69
North Attleborough 37% 75 69,461 97.9% 103 70
North Brookfield 20% 159 51,750 91.1% 9 11
North Middlesex, Townsend 28% 113 69,940 96.5% 88 78
North Reading 42% 49 86,341 92.6% 57 34
Northampton 30% 99 56,844 84.0% 70 59
Northborough-Southborough Regional 44% 39 101,642 93.2% 129 74
Northbridge 24% 131 62,095 94.6% 36 37
Norton 34% 83 71,848 97.5% 55 40
Norwell 51% 24 96,771 94.7% 67 33
Norwood 29% 104 70,164 88.6% 79 68
Old Rochester Regional, Mattapoisett 17% 181 69,828 93.1% 29 44
Oxford 10% 217 58,973 88.9% 14 34
Palmer 20% 162 49,358 96.6% 29 37
Peabody 13% 204 65,483 92.9% 54 105
Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 42% 50 78,529 97.7% 93 55
Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 16% 189 54,012 99.0% 16 25
Pittsfield 16% 190 46,228 89.5% 75 119
Plymouth 23% 136 63,266 93.5% 150 162
Provincetown 40% 55 39,679 88.0% 10 6
Quabbin Regional, Barre 33% 86 59,706 96.1% 86 64
Quaboag Regional, Warren 18% 176 48,089 93.8% 20 28
Quincy 20% 161 59,735 65.1% 128 162
Ralph Mahar Regional, Orange 28% 107 48,080 92.7% 31 27
Randolph 19% 166 61,942 34.5% 44 58
Reading 47% 33 89,076 96.2% 150 80
Revere 13% 205 45,865 67.8% 37 73
Rockland 15% 193 60,087 89.5% 28 48
Rockport 29% 101 69,263 97.6% 24 21
Salem 13% 202 55,635 63.2% 40 75
Sandwich 36% 80 66,553 97.9% 101 71
Saugus 17% 177 65,782 94.7% 42 61
Scituate 30% 96 86,058 92.6% 65 54
Seekonk 21% 150 62,361 92.7% 35 41
Sharon 64% 4 99,015 92.0% 174 69
Shrewsbury 52% 22 77,674 89.7% 161 78
Silver Lake Regional, Kingston 25% 127 70,150 96.6% 115 116
Somerset 28% 115 62,262 98.7% 63 57
Somerville 17% 178 51,243 52.0% 68 101
South Hadley 22% 144 58,693 94.0% 37 42
Southbridge 15% 194 41,863 58.2% 16 28
Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 36% 78 55,472 93.8% 23 16
Southwick-Tolland Regional 14% 198 63,755 97.9% 20 36
Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 15% 191 56,874 97.7% 20 33
Springfield 5% 225 36,285 27.5% 67 327
Stoneham 43% 45 71,334 96.2% 90 53
Stoughton 25% 126 69,942 86.5% 69 69
Sutton 39% 62 81,000 100.0% 40 26
Swampscott 40% 58 81,614 95.0% 63 40
Swansea 29% 105 60,567 99.4% 47 41
Tantasqua Regional, Fiskdale 23% 139 59,798 95.2% 62 68
Taunton 14% 201 52,433 84.6% 59 109
Tewksbury 43% 42 76,443 95.1% 115 67
Triton Regional, Byfield 34% 85 70,677 99.1% 77 56
Tyngsborough 24% 132 78,680 94.1% 37 38
Uxbridge 22% 143 70,068 100.0% 30 34
Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 43% 43 75,551 96.2% 183 107
Wakefield 28% 111 77,834 95.9% 69 61
Walpole 43% 44 84,458 97.6% 106 62
Waltham 29% 102 64,595 68.3% 104 89
Ware 19% 164 45,505 92.9% 19 25
Wareham 21% 154 45,750 81.0% 35 42
Watertown 32% 93 67,441 87.7% 54 43
Wayland 56% 12 113,671 86.2% 109 49
Webster 18% 174 48,898 81.1% 19 27
Wellesley 65% 2 134,769 85.7% 162 63
West Boylston 16% 188 69,100 97.7% 14 22
West Bridgewater 20% 159 64,815 95.4% 13 16
West Springfield 16% 187 50,282 83.3% 49 76
Westborough 47% 35 94,610 83.1% 116 62
Westfield 20% 157 55,327 90.2% 107 131
Westford 57% 10 104,029 94.3% 170 74
Weston 62% 5 181,041 81.1% 105 42
Westport 11% 214 64,568 99.1% 12 28
Westwood 59% 8 103,242 93.8% 105 45
Weymouth 22% 149 64,083 92.6% 97 111
Whitman-Hanson Regional 23% 137 65,678 93.5% 64 69
Wilmington 26% 124 76,760 97.2% 56 54
Winchendon 10% 218 50,086 92.3% 10 26
Winchester 51% 23 110,226 84.8% 111 54
Winthrop 23% 141 65,696 92.4% 27 30
Woburn 28% 112 66,364 87.5% 97 86
Worcester 11% 212 42,988 53.4% 166 373
             
             
Charter and vocational schools            
Academy of the Pacific Rim, Hyde Park 30% 5 N/A 11.1% 8 7
Academy Strategic Learning, Amesbury 0% 46 N/A 100.0% 0 2
Assabet Valley, Marlborough 1% 44 N/A 87.1% 2 58
Blackstone Valley, Upton 7% 16 N/A 95.1% 14 51
Blue Hills, Canton 2% 31 N/A 87.4% 5 52
Bristol County, Dighton 7% 19 N/A 95.3% 7 27
Bristol-Plymouth, Taunton 5% 24 N/A 91.8% 11 58
Cape Cod, Harwich 2% 33 N/A 86.4% 4 44
Champion, Brockton 0% 46 N/A 25.0% 0 3
City On A Hill, Boston 4% 27 N/A 3.8% 2 13
Codman Academy, Dorchester 4% 25 N/A 4.0% 1 6
Essex, Hathorne 9% 13 N/A 91.1% 9 25
Foxborough Regional 50% 3 N/A 90.0% 5 3
Francis W Parker, Devens 61% 2 N/A 93.2% 36 15
Franklin County, Turners Falls 7% 17 N/A 96.6% 8 30
Greater Fall River Vocational 2% 37 N/A 94.1% 6 77
Greater Lawrence, Andover 1% 41 N/A 21.3% 5 85
Greater Lowell, Tyngsborough 2% 38 N/A 55.6% 9 120
Greater New Bedford Vocational 2% 32 N/A 77.7% 11 120
Health Careers Academy, Boston 2% 34 N/A 2.2% 1 11
Lowell Middlesex Academy 0% 46 N/A 39.1% 0 6
Martha's Vineyard, West Tisbury 13% 12 N/A 87.5% 1 2
Mass. Academy Math Science, Worcester 100% 1 N/A 75.0% 16 4
Media and Technology, Boston 24% 7 N/A 13.5% 9 9
Minuteman, Lexington 7% 18 N/A 75.8% 13 50
Montachusett, Fitchburg 5% 22 N/A 82.8% 14 69
Nashoba Valley, Westford 3% 30 N/A 95.0% 4 35
New Leadership Academy, Springfield 0% 46 N/A 13.0% 0 6
Norfolk County, Walpole 22% 8 N/A 93.9% 22 25
North Shore, Middleton 2% 36 N/A 87.9% 2 25
Northampton-Smith Vocational 3% 29 N/A 93.3% 3 26
Northeast Metro, Wakefield 2% 40 N/A 70.1% 5 77
Northern Berkshire, North Adams 4% 28 N/A 97.2% 4 27
Old Colony, Rochester 2% 35 N/A 97.8% 3 35
Pathfinder, Palmer 1% 42 N/A 95.9% 2 36
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts, Hadley 21% 10 N/A 91.7% 15 18
Prospect Hill Academy, Somerville 27% 6 N/A 31.8% 6 6
Sabis International, Springfield 22% 9 N/A 39.1% 14 16
Shawsheen Valley, Billerica 7% 15 N/A 97.4% 22 76
South Boston Harbor Academy 17% 11 N/A 95.7% 4 6
South Middlesex, Framingham 2% 39 N/A 72.5% 3 43
South Shore, Hanover 7% 14 N/A 96.3% 10 34
South Shore, Hull 6% 20 N/A 100.0% 1 5
Southeastern, South Easton 1% 43 N/A 73.9% 4 73
Southern Worcester, Charlton 5% 23 N/A 94.9% 13 64
Sturgis, Hyannis 49% 4 N/A 99.0% 47 24
Tri-County, Franklin 6% 21 N/A 95.8% 13 59
Upper Cape Cod, Bourne 4% 26 N/A 93.5% 6 39
Whittier, Haverhill 1% 45 N/A 79.7% 3 88
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Boston high schools           0
Boston Arts Academy 9% 4 N/A 18.8% 10 28
Boston Community Leadership Academy 2% 12 N/A 10.1% 3 32
Boston Latin 86% 1 N/A 49.5% 374 109
Boston Latin Academy 50% 2 N/A 38.8% 116 58
Brighton 7% 5 N/A 8.9% 21 70
Charlestown 2% 13 N/A 5.3% 5 57
Dorchester 1% 16 N/A 2.9% 1 35
East Boston 3% 8 N/A 22.0% 9 76
Egleston 0% 19 N/A 7.4% 0 7
Expulsion Alternative School N/A N/A N/A 0.0% N/A 1
Fenway 6% 6 N/A 25.8% 4 16
Horace Mann N/A N/A N/A 0.0% N/A 1
Hyde Park 0% 19 N/A 4.1% 0 49
Jeremiah E Burke 2% 15 N/A 3.9% 3 45
Madison Park 1% 17 N/A 3.3% 2 97
New Mission 2% 14 N/A 5.9% 1 13
O'Bryant School of Math/Science 26% 3 N/A 10.6% 68 66
Snowden Int'l 5% 7 N/A 6.8% 5 26
South Boston 3% 10 N/A 15.1% 4 40
The English 0% 18 N/A 5.1% 1 64
West Roxbury 2% 11 N/A 11.4% 6 64
William McKinley 3% 9 N/A 8.8% 1 9

Source: Boston Globe rankings from state Department of Education figures, 2000 Census.

A copy of this chart, with more detailed information, including race and ethnicity, is available in an Excel spreadsheet. Click here to download.

Note: Education officials cautioned that the exact method to select the top 25 percent of students has not been determined, but they used one of the possible methods: ranking each student by score in math and English, then combining those rankings to determine each student's place among the 67,000 students in the state. These figures may change if private and parochial students are allowed to compete for the scholarships by taking the MCAS tests of math and English.

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