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Top-ranked 5th grade districts

Here are the school systems and charter schools that performed the best on the 5th-grade MCAS exams given in the spring of 2008. Boston.com ranked them by adding the percentage of students who scored either "advanced" or "proficient" in English, Math, and Science. 100 is the highest possible score.

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5th GRADE ENGLISH
2008
Rank
 District name Number
tested
Score
1 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 48 91
2 Boylston Public Schools 50 90
2 Pelham Public Schools 19 90
4 Boxborough Public Schools 84 89
4 Petersham Public Schools 18 89
6 Andover Public Schools 486 88
6 Boxford Public Schools 134 88
6 Hingham Public Schools 311 88
6 Manchester Essex Regional 111 88
6 Sherborn Public Schools 71 88
6 Winchester Public Schools 311 88
12 Arlington Public Schools 376 87
12 Harvard Public Schools 103 87
12 Martha's Vineyard Charter, West Tisbury 15 87
12 Norwell Public Schools 183 87
12 Scituate Public Schools 282 87
12 Sharon Public Schools 244 87
12 Sudbury Public Schools 343 87
12 Westwood Public Schools 259 87
20 Acton Public Schools 383 86
20 Lexington Public Schools 455 86
20 Norfolk Public Schools 128 86
20 Wellesley Public Schools 376 86
24 Belmont Public Schools 265 85
24 Eastham Public Schools 41 85
24 Needham Public Schools 415 85
24 Tisbury Public Schools 27 85
24 Topsfield Public Schools 97 85
24 Westford Public Schools 419 85
30 Concord Public Schools 214 84
30 Hatfield Public Schools 42 84
30 Weston Public Schools 190 84
33 Bedford Public Schools 193 83
34 Brookline Public Schools 428 82
34 Franklin Public Schools 479 82
34 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 17 82
34 Newton Public Schools 853 82
34 Westborough Public Schools 286 82
34 Wrentham Public Schools 177 82
40 Duxbury Public Schools 286 81
40 Hopkinton Public Schools 290 81
40 Medfield Public Schools 226 81
40 North Reading Public Schools 214 81
40 Shutesbury Public Schools 21 81
40 Wayland Public Schools 209 81
46 Cohasset Public Schools 109 80
46 Dover Public Schools 110 80
46 Groton-Dunstable Regional 243 80
46 Shrewsbury Public Schools 498 80
46 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 40 80
51 Marblehead Public Schools 221 79
51 Marion Public Schools 66 79
51 Marshfield Public Schools 356 79
51 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 250 79
51 Northborough Public Schools 196 79
51 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 53 79
51 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 28 79
51 West Boylston Public Schools 79 79
59 Erving Public Schools 22 78
59 Longmeadow Public Schools 252 78
59 Mansfield Public Schools 383 78
59 Southborough Public Schools 188 78
59 Whately Public Schools 14 78
64 Chelmsford Public Schools 444 77
64 Georgetown Public Schools 118 77
64 Lenox Public Schools 59 77
64 Natick Public Schools 361 77
68 Carlisle Public Schools 77 76
68 Dedham Public Schools 213 76
68 East Longmeadow Public Schools 218 76
68 Plympton Public Schools 33 76
68 Reading Public Schools 358 76
68 Sandwich Public Schools 309 76
68 Walpole Public Schools 324 76
75 Braintree Public Schools 389 75
75 Canton Public Schools 268 75
75 Conway Public Schools 24 75
75 Granby Public Schools 87 75
75 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 153 75
75 Mattapoisett Public Schools 73 75
75 Medway Public Schools 202 75
75 Northampton Public Schools 206 75
75 Richmond Public Schools 20 75
75 Southampton Public Schools 75 75
75 Truro Public Schools 16 75
75 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 609 75
75 Williamstown Public Schools 64 75
88 Edgartown Public Schools 35 74
88 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 274 74
88 Holliston Public Schools 211 74
88 Ipswich Public Schools 157 74
88 Milton Public Schools 281 74
88 North Attleborough Public Schools 393 74
88 Swampscott Public Schools 162 74
95 Brewster Public Schools 99 73
95 Chatham Public Schools 51 73
95 Danvers Public Schools 329 73
95 Easton Public Schools 303 73
95 Foxborough Regional Charter 112 73
95 Grafton Public Schools 222 73
95 Granville Public Schools 18 73
95 Holland Public Schools 33 73
95 Lynnfield Public Schools 189 73
95 Newburyport Public Schools 154 73
95 West Bridgewater Public Schools 87 73
106 Ashland Public Schools 182 72
106 Ayer Public Schools 82 72
106 Barnstable Charter 405 72
106 Deerfield Public Schools 66 72
106 Lincoln Public Schools 161 72
106 Littleton Public Schools 139 72
106 Lunenburg Public Schools 125 72
106 Northbridge Public Schools 200 72
106 Rockport Public Schools 80 72
106 Sturbridge Public Schools 114 72
116 Auburn Public Schools 183 71
116 Kingston Public Schools 165 71
116 Melrose Public Schools 297 71
116 Mendon-Upton Regional 258 71
116 North Andover Public Schools 364 71
116 Pembroke Public Schools 281 71
116 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 82 71
123 Amherst Public Schools 190 70
123 Brookfield Public Schools 37 70
123 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 293 70
123 Halifax Public Schools 97 70
123 Hanover Public Schools 236 70
123 Millis Public Schools 102 70
123 Orleans Public Schools 34 70
123 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 290 70
123 Seekonk Public Schools 176 70
123 Stoneham Public Schools 201 70
133 Amesbury Public Schools 173 69
133 East Bridgewater Public Schools 196 69
133 Foxborough Public Schools 232 69
133 Hadley Public Schools 51 69
133 Southwick-Tolland Regional 142 69
133 Watertown Public Schools 174 69
139 Dudley-Charlton Regional 336 68
139 Hopedale Public Schools 98 68
139 Peabody Public Schools 465 68
139 Rochester Public Schools 88 68
139 Triton Regional, Byfield 257 68
144 Bourne Public Schools 207 67
144 Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston 51 67
144 Nahant Public Schools 27 67
144 Stoughton Public Schools 299 67
144 Wakefield Public Schools 307 67
144 Wilmington Public Schools 335 67
150 Blackstone-Millville Regional 130 66
150 Hudson Public Schools 219 66
150 Middleton Public Schools 109 66
150 Plainville Public Schools 105 66
150 Quabbin Regional, Barre 226 66
150 Tyngsborough Public Schools 169 66
150 Woburn Public Schools 332 66
157 Carver Public Schools 156 65
157 Farmington River Regional, Otis 17 65
157 Weymouth Public Schools 492 65
160 Billerica Public Schools 538 64
160 Burlington Public Schools 289 64
160 Dartmouth Public Schools 326 64
160 Douglas Public Schools 141 64
160 Dracut Public Schools 341 64
160 Gardner Public Schools 198 64
160 Harwich Public Schools 98 64
160 Lanesborough Public Schools 39 64
160 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 66 64
160 North Brookfield Public Schools 50 64
160 Plymouth Public Schools 576 64
160 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 72 64
160 Sunderland Public Schools 31 64
173 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 479 63
173 Hawlemont Regional, Shelburne Falls 16 63
173 Mashpee Public Schools 146 63
173 Maynard Public Schools 103 63
173 Nantucket Public Schools 84 63
173 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 347 63
173 Tewksbury Public Schools 387 63
173 Westfield Public Schools 453 63
181 Berlin Public Schools 34 62
181 Beverly Public Schools 341 62
181 Gloucester Public Schools 260 62
181 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 126 62
185 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 79 61
185 Brimfield Public Schools 49 61
185 Fairhaven Public Schools 158 61
185 Falmouth Public Schools 321 61
185 Lee Public Schools 62 61
185 Leicester Public Schools 135 61
185 Marblehead Community Charter 49 61
185 Murdoch Middle Charter, Chelmsford 71 61
185 Rockland Public Schools 192 61
185 Somerset Public Schools 186 61
185 Uxbridge Public Schools 159 61
185 Winthrop Public Schools 149 61
197 Framingham Public Schools 638 60
197 New Salem-Wendell Regional 15 60
197 Saugus Public Schools 248 60
197 Sutton Public Schools 149 60
197 Taunton Public Schools 644 60
197 Wales Public Schools 22 60
197 Wellfleet Public Schools 20 60
197 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 332 60
205 Belchertown Public Schools 213 59
205 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 169 59
205 Holbrook Public Schools 122 59
205 Marlborough Public Schools 341 59
205 Medford Public Schools 318 59
205 Middleborough Public Schools 294 59
205 Norton Public Schools 242 59
212 Acushnet Public Schools 112 58
212 Agawam Public Schools 347 58
212 Bellingham Public Schools 226 58
212 Berkley Public Schools 105 58
212 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 261 58
212 Milford Public Schools 305 58
212 Salem Public Schools 346 58
212 Waltham Public Schools 323 58
212 Williamsburg Public Schools 24 58
221 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 185 57
221 Norwood Public Schools 273 57
221 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 156 57
221 Swansea Public Schools 171 57
225 Abington Public Schools 217 56
225 Ludlow Public Schools 209 56
225 Monson Public Schools 104 56
225 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 132 56
225 Palmer Public Schools 138 56
225 Quincy Public Schools 620 56
225 South Hadley Public Schools 175 56
225 West Springfield Public Schools 290 56
233 Boston Collegiate Charter 84 55
233 Clarksburg Public Schools 22 55
233 Florida Public Schools 11 55
233 Greenfield Public Schools 125 55
233 Millbury Public Schools 146 55
233 Pittsfield Public Schools 466 55
233 Revere Public Schools 426 55
233 Wareham Public Schools 241 55
241 Attleboro Public Schools 451 54
241 Cambridge Public Schools 409 54
241 Clinton Public Schools 144 54
241 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 279 54
241 Edward Brooke Charter, Brighton 46 54
241 South Shore Charter, Hull 39 54
247 Avon Public Schools 58 53
247 Chicopee Public Schools 511 53
247 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 129 53
247 Shirley Public Schools 53 53
251 Westport Community Public Schools 149 52
252 Athol-Royalston Regional 148 51
252 Leominster Public Schools 491 51
252 Methuen Public Schools 601 51
252 North Adams Public Schools 133 51
256 Chesterfield-Goshen Regional 22 50
256 Gateway Regional, Huntington 105 50
256 Hull Public Schools 85 50
256 Oxford Public Schools 162 50
256 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 81 50
261 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 143 49
261 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 65 49
263 Haverhill Public Schools 552 48
264 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 43 47
264 Easthampton Public Schools 123 47
264 Global Learning Charter, New Bedford 91 47
267 Conservatory Lab Charter, Brighton 22 46
267 Hill View Montessori Charter, Haverhill 28 46
267 Lynn Public Schools 877 46
267 Malden Public Schools 489 46
267 Orange Public Schools 118 46
272 Everett Public Schools 397 45
272 Kipp Academy Lynn Charter, Lynn 88 45
274 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter, Hyde Park 79 44
274 Gill-Montague Regional 85 44
274 Leverett Public Schools 18 44
274 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 44 44
274 Webster Public Schools 137 44
279 Quaboag Regional, Warre 120 43
279 Somerville Public Schools 307 43
281 Fall River Public Schools 775 42
281 Westhampton Public Schools 19 42
283 Adams-Cheshire Regional 138 41
283 Fitchburg Public Schools 391 41
283 Randolph Public Schools 251 41
286 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 96 38
286 Brockton Public Schools 1122 38
286 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 24 38
286 Winchendon Public Schools 124 38
286 Worcester Public Schools 1621 38
291 Boston Public Schools 3520 37
291 Boston Renaissance Charter 88 37
291 New Bedford Public Schools 943 37
291 Ware Public Schools 82 37
295 Springfield Public Schools 1851 35
296 Lowell Public Schools 982 34
297 Southbridge Public Schools 166 33
298 Lawrence Family Development Charter 59 32
299 Benjamin Banneker Charter, Cambridge 33 30
299 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 74 30
301 Chelsea Public Schools 377 27
302 Uphams Corner Charter, South Boston 19 26
303 Lowell Community Charter 81 24
304 Lawrence Public Schools 859 22
305 Holyoke Public Schools 437 21
306 Holyoke Community Charter 64 20
 
5th GRADE MATH
2008
Rank
 District name Number
tested
Score
1 Boxborough Public Schools 84 91
2 Winchester Public Schools 309 86
3 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 48 85
3 Sudbury Public Schools 344 85
5 Lexington Public Schools 454 84
5 Norfolk Public Schools 128 84
5 Pelham Public Schools 19 84
8 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 18 83
8 Orleans Public Schools 35 83
8 Sherborn Public Schools 71 83
8 Westford Public Schools 419 83
12 Andover Public Schools 486 82
12 Boxford Public Schools 134 82
12 Sharon Public Schools 244 82
15 New Salem-Wendell Regional 15 80
15 Newton Public Schools 856 80
15 Topsfield Public Schools 96 80
18 Acton Public Schools 385 79
18 Arlington Public Schools 376 79
18 Rochester Public Schools 88 79
18 Westwood Public Schools 261 79
22 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 40 78
22 Weston Public Schools 191 78
24 Cohasset Public Schools 109 77
24 Mansfield Public Schools 383 77
24 North Reading Public Schools 214 77
24 Scituate Public Schools 284 77
28 Belmont Public Schools 265 76
28 Dover Public Schools 110 76
28 Franklin Public Schools 479 76
28 Williamstown Public Schools 66 76
32 Wellfleet Public Schools 20 75
32 West Boylston Public Schools 79 75
34 Bedford Public Schools 192 74
34 Groton-Dunstable Regional 242 74
34 Hopkinton Public Schools 292 74
34 Manchester Essex Regional 112 74
34 Needham Public Schools 415 74
34 Norwell Public Schools 183 74
34 Reading Public Schools 356 74
34 Shrewsbury Public Schools 497 74
42 Brookline Public Schools 428 73
42 Duxbury Public Schools 288 73
42 Martha's Vineyard Charter, West Tisbury 15 73
45 Middleton Public Schools 110 72
45 Milton Public Schools 282 72
45 Natick Public Schools 361 72
45 Wayland Public Schools 210 72
45 Wellesley Public Schools 378 72
50 Ashland Public Schools 184 71
50 Brewster Public Schools 99 71
50 Carlisle Public Schools 76 71
50 Georgetown Public Schools 118 71
50 Hingham Public Schools 311 71
50 Marblehead Public Schools 220 71
50 Westborough Public Schools 288 71
57 Easton Public Schools 303 70
57 Medfield Public Schools 226 70
59 Concord Public Schools 213 69
59 Harvard Public Schools 104 69
59 Lunenburg Public Schools 125 69
62 Holliston Public Schools 212 68
62 Rockport Public Schools 81 68
62 Tisbury Public Schools 28 68
62 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 613 68
66 Longmeadow Public Schools 256 67
66 Marshfield Public Schools 356 67
66 Mattapoisett Public Schools 73 67
66 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 251 67
66 Tyngsborough Public Schools 170 67
66 Wrentham Public Schools 179 67
72 Kipp Academy Lynn Charter, Lynn 92 66
72 Northborough Public Schools 197 66
72 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 29 66
75 Dedham Public Schools 216 65
75 East Longmeadow Public Schools 218 65
75 Farmington River Regional, Otis 17 65
75 Hadley Public Schools 52 65
75 Hanover Public Schools 236 65
75 Millis Public Schools 101 65
75 North Attleborough Public Schools 393 65
75 Pembroke Public Schools 283 65
75 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 289 65
75 Wales Public Schools 23 65
85 Acushnet Public Schools 112 64
85 Canton Public Schools 268 64
85 Whately Public Schools 14 64
88 Amherst Public Schools 193 63
88 Berkley Public Schools 104 63
88 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 154 63
88 Newburyport Public Schools 154 63
88 Stoughton Public Schools 300 63
88 Watertown Public Schools 176 63
94 Ayer Public Schools 82 62
94 Deerfield Public Schools 67 62
94 Hopedale Public Schools 99 62
94 Ipswich Public Schools 158 62
94 Lynnfield Public Schools 189 62
94 Marlborough Public Schools 340 62
94 Murdoch Middle Charter, Chelmsford 71 62
94 North Andover Public Schools 365 62
94 Wakefield Public Schools 307 62
94 Walpole Public Schools 323 62
94 Wilmington Public Schools 335 62
105 Danvers Public Schools 328 61
105 Marblehead Community Charter 49 61
105 Petersham Public Schools 18 61
105 Southampton Public Schools 75 61
105 Southborough Public Schools 188 61
110 Boylston Public Schools 50 60
110 Braintree Public Schools 388 60
110 Chelmsford Public Schools 444 60
110 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 294 60
110 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 82 60
110 Sunderland Public Schools 30 60
116 Barnstable Charter 403 59
116 Brimfield Public Schools 49 59
116 Brookfield Public Schools 37 59
116 Grafton Public Schools 222 59
116 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 274 59
116 Littleton Public Schools 139 59
116 Mendon-Upton Regional 259 59
116 Plympton Public Schools 32 59
116 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 126 59
116 Seekonk Public Schools 177 59
116 Triton Regional, Byfield 256 59
116 Uxbridge Public Schools 159 59
128 Chatham Public Schools 51 58
128 Eastham Public Schools 41 58
128 Falmouth Public Schools 320 58
128 Hatfield Public Schools 41 58
128 Medway Public Schools 201 58
128 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 132 58
128 Northbridge Public Schools 200 58
128 Sandwich Public Schools 310 58
128 Swampscott Public Schools 162 58
128 West Bridgewater Public Schools 88 58
138 Auburn Public Schools 183 57
138 Avon Public Schools 59 57
138 Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston 51 57
138 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 66 57
138 Sturbridge Public Schools 115 57
143 Hawlemont Regional, Shelburne Falls 16 56
143 Hudson Public Schools 220 56
143 Sutton Public Schools 148 56
143 West Springfield Public Schools 292 56
147 Dudley-Charlton Regional 336 55
147 Marion Public Schools 66 55
147 Melrose Public Schools 298 55
150 Agawam Public Schools 346 54
150 Clarksburg Public Schools 22 54
150 Conway Public Schools 24 54
150 Granby Public Schools 87 54
150 North Brookfield Public Schools 50 54
150 Plainville Public Schools 106 54
156 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 43 53
156 East Bridgewater Public Schools 197 53
156 Mashpee Public Schools 146 53
156 Maynard Public Schools 103 53
156 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 345 53
156 Stoneham Public Schools 202 53
162 Edward Brooke Charter, Brighton 46 52
162 Framingham Public Schools 637 52
162 Holbrook Public Schools 122 52
162 Lenox Public Schools 59 52
162 Lincoln Public Schools 159 52
162 North Adams Public Schools 133 52
162 Taunton Public Schools 646 52
169 Benjamin Banneker Charter, Cambridge 33 51
169 Berlin Public Schools 33 51
169 Billerica Public Schools 540 51
169 Boston Collegiate Charter 85 51
169 Burlington Public Schools 290 51
169 Cambridge Public Schools 408 51
169 Dartmouth Public Schools 328 51
169 Holland Public Schools 33 51
169 Hull Public Schools 86 51
169 Milford Public Schools 305 51
169 Plymouth Public Schools 576 51
169 Quincy Public Schools 622 51
169 Truro Public Schools 16 51
169 Westport Community Public Schools 149 51
183 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter, Hyde Park 80 50
183 Amesbury Public Schools 173 50
183 Beverly Public Schools 343 50
183 Erving Public Schools 22 50
183 Lee Public Schools 62 50
183 Medford Public Schools 318 50
183 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 44 50
183 Northampton Public Schools 208 50
183 Peabody Public Schools 466 50
183 Tewksbury Public Schools 387 50
183 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 333 50
183 Woburn Public Schools 332 50
195 Attleboro Public Schools 451 49
195 Ludlow Public Schools 211 49
195 Revere Public Schools 425 49
195 Rockland Public Schools 192 49
199 Bellingham Public Schools 226 48
199 Bourne Public Schools 210 48
199 Harwich Public Schools 99 48
199 Lanesborough Public Schools 39 48
199 Lawrence Family Development Charter 59 48
199 Leicester Public Schools 136 48
199 Middleborough Public Schools 303 48
199 Norton Public Schools 241 48
199 Salem Public Schools 347 48
199 South Shore Charter, Hull 38 48
199 Southwick-Tolland Regional 143 48
199 Waltham Public Schools 322 48
211 Carver Public Schools 155 47
211 Dracut Public Schools 341 47
211 Edgartown Public Schools 36 47
211 Shutesbury Public Schools 19 47
211 Westhampton Public Schools 19 47
216 Blackstone-Millville Regional 131 46
216 Halifax Public Schools 98 46
216 Norwood Public Schools 274 46
216 Saugus Public Schools 246 46
216 Shirley Public Schools 54 46
216 Westfield Public Schools 452 46
222 Abington Public Schools 218 45
222 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 480 45
222 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 259 45
222 Fairhaven Public Schools 158 45
222 Florida Public Schools 11 45
222 Kingston Public Schools 166 45
222 Millbury Public Schools 146 45
222 Somerset Public Schools 185 45
222 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 73 45
222 Wareham Public Schools 243 45
232 Clinton Public Schools 144 44
232 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 280 44
232 Easthampton Public Schools 123 44
232 Leominster Public Schools 492 44
232 Methuen Public Schools 601 44
232 Somerville Public Schools 306 44
232 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 154 44
239 Belchertown Public Schools 212 43
239 Gateway Regional, Huntington 105 43
239 Haverhill Public Schools 557 43
239 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 54 43
239 Quabbin Regional, Barre 225 43
239 Richmond Public Schools 21 43
239 Weymouth Public Schools 492 43
246 Foxborough Public Schools 231 42
246 Gloucester Public Schools 262 42
246 Leverett Public Schools 19 42
246 Oxford Public Schools 160 42
246 Pittsfield Public Schools 466 42
251 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 78 41
251 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 168 41
251 Ware Public Schools 83 41
251 Winthrop Public Schools 149 41
255 Quaboag Regional, Warre 120 40
256 Foxborough Regional Charter 112 39
256 Swansea Public Schools 172 39
258 Brockton Public Schools 1124 38
258 Chicopee Public Schools 510 38
258 Lynn Public Schools 879 38
258 Nahant Public Schools 27 38
258 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 84 38
263 Conservatory Lab Charter, Brighton 22 37
263 Douglas Public Schools 141 37
263 Fitchburg Public Schools 389 37
263 Nantucket Public Schools 85 37
263 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 24 37
268 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 185 36
268 Everett Public Schools 399 36
268 Gardner Public Schools 201 36
268 South Hadley Public Schools 176 36
268 Worcester Public Schools 1616 36
273 New Bedford Public Schools 947 35
273 Orange Public Schools 117 35
273 Webster Public Schools 138 35
276 Boston Renaissance Charter 88 34
276 Greenfield Public Schools 124 34
276 Williamsburg Public Schools 24 34
279 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 143 33
279 Boston Public Schools 3528 33
279 Granville Public Schools 18 33
279 Malden Public Schools 489 33
279 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 65 33
284 Athol-Royalston Regional 148 32
284 Lowell Public Schools 982 32
284 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 129 32
284 Palmer Public Schools 139 32
288 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 95 31
288 Fall River Public Schools 775 31
288 Lowell Community Charter 81 31
288 Southbridge Public Schools 168 31
292 Chelsea Public Schools 376 30
293 Adams-Cheshire Regional 139 29
294 Springfield Public Schools 1850 28
295 Global Learning Charter, New Bedford 91 27
295 Monson Public Schools 102 27
297 Randolph Public Schools 249 26
297 Winchendon Public Schools 124 26
299 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 75 25
300 Chesterfield-Goshen Regional 22 23
301 Gill-Montague Regional 82 22
302 Hill View Montessori Charter, Haverhill 28 18
303 Lawrence Public Schools 866 16
304 Holyoke Public Schools 437 15
305 Holyoke Community Charter 63 12
306 Uphams Corner Charter, South Boston 20 10

5th GRADE SCIENCE
2008
Rank
 District name Number
tested
Score
1 Pelham Public Schools 19 95
2 Orleans Public Schools 35 91
3 Boxborough Public Schools 84 88
3 Hatfield Public Schools 41 88
3 Plympton Public Schools 32 88
6 Harvard Public Schools 106 87
6 Martha's Vineyard Charter, West Tisbury 15 87
8 Sudbury Public Schools 344 85
8 West Boylston Public Schools 79 85
8 Westford Public Schools 419 85
11 Arlington Public Schools 376 84
11 Groton-Dunstable Regional 242 84
11 Norfolk Public Schools 128 84
11 Winchester Public Schools 308 84
15 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 18 83
16 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 48 81
16 Richmond Public Schools 21 81
16 Shrewsbury Public Schools 497 81
19 Cohasset Public Schools 109 80
19 Marblehead Community Charter 49 80
19 Sturbridge Public Schools 115 80
22 Andover Public Schools 486 79
22 Boxford Public Schools 133 79
22 Conway Public Schools 24 79
22 Norwell Public Schools 183 79
22 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 53 79
22 Sherborn Public Schools 71 79
28 Hingham Public Schools 311 78
28 Lexington Public Schools 454 78
28 Petersham Public Schools 18 78
28 Sharon Public Schools 244 78
32 Granby Public Schools 87 77
32 Middleton Public Schools 110 77
32 Westborough Public Schools 286 77
35 Brewster Public Schools 99 76
35 Brookfield Public Schools 37 76
35 Hopkinton Public Schools 291 76
35 Northbridge Public Schools 200 76
39 Boylston Public Schools 50 74
39 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 154 74
39 Lynnfield Public Schools 189 74
39 Mansfield Public Schools 383 74
39 Scituate Public Schools 284 74
39 Westwood Public Schools 261 74
45 Acton Public Schools 385 73
45 Douglas Public Schools 141 73
45 Sunderland Public Schools 30 73
48 Braintree Public Schools 388 72
48 Foxborough Regional Charter 112 72
48 Franklin Public Schools 479 72
48 Marshfield Public Schools 356 72
48 Northborough Public Schools 197 72
48 Topsfield Public Schools 96 72
54 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 251 71
54 Wrentham Public Schools 179 71
56 Deerfield Public Schools 67 70
56 Easton Public Schools 303 70
56 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 273 70
56 Kipp Academy Lynn Charter, Lynn 87 70
56 Longmeadow Public Schools 255 70
56 Newton Public Schools 855 70
56 Wellfleet Public Schools 20 70
63 Bedford Public Schools 192 69
63 Belmont Public Schools 265 69
63 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 293 69
63 Hawlemont Regional, Shelburne Falls 16 69
63 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 82 69
63 Southborough Public Schools 188 69
63 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 613 69
63 Wales Public Schools 23 69
71 Concord Public Schools 214 68
71 Lunenburg Public Schools 125 68
71 Marblehead Public Schools 220 68
71 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 129 68
71 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 40 68
71 Wayland Public Schools 210 68
71 Weston Public Schools 191 68
78 Carlisle Public Schools 77 67
78 Manchester Essex Regional 112 67
78 Medway Public Schools 202 67
78 North Attleborough Public Schools 392 67
78 Stoneham Public Schools 202 67
78 Tyngsborough Public Schools 170 67
84 Brimfield Public Schools 49 66
84 Leicester Public Schools 136 66
84 Natick Public Schools 361 66
84 New Salem-Wendell Regional 15 66
84 Plainville Public Schools 106 66
89 Chatham Public Schools 51 65
89 Eastham Public Schools 40 65
89 Farmington River Regional, Otis 17 65
89 Hanover Public Schools 236 65
89 Medfield Public Schools 226 65
89 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 29 65
89 Seekonk Public Schools 177 65
89 Southampton Public Schools 75 65
97 East Longmeadow Public Schools 218 64
97 Ipswich Public Schools 158 64
97 Millis Public Schools 101 64
97 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 289 64
97 Walpole Public Schools 324 64
97 Whately Public Schools 14 64
103 Ashland Public Schools 184 63
103 Ayer Public Schools 82 63
103 Brookline Public Schools 426 63
103 Chelmsford Public Schools 443 63
103 Duxbury Public Schools 288 63
103 Rockport Public Schools 81 63
103 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 73 63
103 Truro Public Schools 16 63
103 Wakefield Public Schools 307 63
112 Blackstone-Millville Regional 132 62
112 Granville Public Schools 18 62
112 Plymouth Public Schools 576 62
112 Quabbin Regional, Barre 224 62
112 Wellesley Public Schools 378 62
112 Weymouth Public Schools 492 62
118 Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston 51 61
118 Foxborough Public Schools 231 61
118 Grafton Public Schools 222 61
118 Mattapoisett Public Schools 73 61
118 Maynard Public Schools 103 61
118 Needham Public Schools 415 61
118 Triton Regional, Byfield 257 61
118 Westport Community Public Schools 149 61
126 Auburn Public Schools 183 60
126 Bellingham Public Schools 226 60
126 Berlin Public Schools 33 60
126 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 168 60
126 Dover Public Schools 110 60
126 Harwich Public Schools 99 60
126 Holliston Public Schools 212 60
126 Rochester Public Schools 88 60
126 Tisbury Public Schools 28 60
126 Westfield Public Schools 452 60
136 Acushnet Public Schools 112 59
136 Dedham Public Schools 216 59
136 Erving Public Schools 22 59
136 Nahant Public Schools 27 59
136 Reading Public Schools 356 59
136 Swansea Public Schools 172 59
136 Williamsburg Public Schools 24 59
136 Williamstown Public Schools 66 59
144 Canton Public Schools 268 58
144 Mashpee Public Schools 146 58
144 North Andover Public Schools 366 58
144 North Reading Public Schools 214 58
144 Woburn Public Schools 332 58
149 Agawam Public Schools 345 57
149 Berkley Public Schools 104 57
149 Burlington Public Schools 290 57
149 Littleton Public Schools 139 57
149 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 66 57
154 Amherst Public Schools 193 56
154 East Bridgewater Public Schools 197 56
154 Marion Public Schools 66 56
154 Melrose Public Schools 299 56
154 North Brookfield Public Schools 50 56
154 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 345 56
154 Pembroke Public Schools 283 56
154 Sandwich Public Schools 310 56
154 Wareham Public Schools 243 56
154 Watertown Public Schools 176 56
164 Barnstable Charter 403 55
164 Georgetown Public Schools 118 55
164 Lincoln Public Schools 159 55
164 Norton Public Schools 241 55
164 Peabody Public Schools 466 55
164 Shutesbury Public Schools 18 55
164 Tewksbury Public Schools 386 55
171 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 78 54
171 Bourne Public Schools 209 54
171 Dudley-Charlton Regional 336 54
171 Florida Public Schools 11 54
171 Kingston Public Schools 166 54
176 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 480 53
176 Medford Public Schools 317 53
176 Mendon-Upton Regional 259 53
176 Rockland Public Schools 192 53
176 Swampscott Public Schools 162 53
176 Waltham Public Schools 322 53
176 Winthrop Public Schools 149 53
183 Avon Public Schools 59 52
183 Boston Collegiate Charter 85 52
183 Dartmouth Public Schools 328 52
183 Milford Public Schools 303 52
183 Somerset Public Schools 185 52
183 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 331 52
189 Amesbury Public Schools 173 51
189 Dracut Public Schools 342 51
189 Holland Public Schools 33 51
189 Hopedale Public Schools 99 51
189 Lenox Public Schools 59 51
189 South Hadley Public Schools 176 51
189 Southwick-Tolland Regional 142 51
196 Clarksburg Public Schools 22 50
196 Framingham Public Schools 637 50
196 Hadley Public Schools 52 50
196 Millbury Public Schools 146 50
196 Murdoch Middle Charter, Chelmsford 70 50
196 Northampton Public Schools 208 50
196 Saugus Public Schools 245 50
196 West Bridgewater Public Schools 88 50
196 West Springfield Public Schools 292 50
196 Wilmington Public Schools 334 50
206 Belchertown Public Schools 212 49
206 Beverly Public Schools 343 49
206 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 43 49
206 Halifax Public Schools 98 49
206 Milton Public Schools 282 49
206 Newburyport Public Schools 154 49
206 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 154 49
213 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 185 48
213 Billerica Public Schools 539 48
213 Carver Public Schools 155 48
213 Edward Brooke Charter, Brighton 46 48
213 Gardner Public Schools 199 48
213 Leverett Public Schools 19 48
213 Nantucket Public Schools 85 48
213 Stoughton Public Schools 299 48
221 Gateway Regional, Huntington 105 47
221 Hudson Public Schools 219 47
221 Shirley Public Schools 54 47
224 Falmouth Public Schools 320 46
224 Middleborough Public Schools 301 46
224 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 132 46
224 Norwood Public Schools 274 46
224 Palmer Public Schools 139 46
224 Quincy Public Schools 621 46
224 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 126 46
224 Taunton Public Schools 645 46
224 Uxbridge Public Schools 159 46
224 Winchendon Public Schools 124 46
234 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 259 45
234 Fairhaven Public Schools 158 45
234 Holbrook Public Schools 122 45
237 Adams-Cheshire Regional 136 44
237 Edgartown Public Schools 36 44
237 Gloucester Public Schools 261 44
237 Haverhill Public Schools 557 44
237 Oxford Public Schools 160 44
237 Sutton Public Schools 148 44
243 Lee Public Schools 62 43
243 Monson Public Schools 102 43
245 Clinton Public Schools 144 42
245 Danvers Public Schools 327 42
245 Salem Public Schools 346 42
248 Marlborough Public Schools 339 41
249 Attleboro Public Schools 451 40
250 Orange Public Schools 117 39
250 Pittsfield Public Schools 466 39
250 Revere Public Schools 425 39
253 Greenfield Public Schools 124 38
253 Lanesborough Public Schools 39 38
253 North Adams Public Schools 133 38
253 Ware Public Schools 83 38
253 Webster Public Schools 138 38
258 Hull Public Schools 86 37
258 Leominster Public Schools 489 37
258 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 44 37
258 South Shore Charter, Hull 38 37
262 Cambridge Public Schools 408 36
263 Chicopee Public Schools 510 35
263 Malden Public Schools 489 35
263 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 85 35
266 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 280 34
267 Quaboag Regional, Warre 120 33
267 Somerville Public Schools 306 33
269 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 143 32
269 Abington Public Schools 218 32
269 Conservatory Lab Charter, Brighton 22 32
269 Hill View Montessori Charter, Haverhill 28 32
273 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter, Hyde Park 80 31
273 Easthampton Public Schools 123 31
275 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 95 30
275 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 65 30
277 Chesterfield-Goshen Regional 21 29
277 Global Learning Charter, New Bedford 91 29
279 Athol-Royalston Regional 144 28
279 Ludlow Public Schools 208 28
279 Lynn Public Schools 879 28
279 New Bedford Public Schools 947 28
283 Methuen Public Schools 601 27
284 Fall River Public Schools 776 26
285 Gill-Montague Regional 82 25
286 Everett Public Schools 399 23
286 Fitchburg Public Schools 389 23
286 Worcester Public Schools 1615 23
289 Lawrence Family Development Charter 59 22
289 Randolph Public Schools 250 22
291 Springfield Public Schools 1848 21
292 Brockton Public Schools 1121 20
292 Lowell Community Charter 81 20
292 Southbridge Public Schools 168 20
295 Benjamin Banneker Charter, Cambridge 33 18
296 Boston Public Schools 3525 17
296 Holyoke Community Charter 63 17
296 Lowell Public Schools 982 17
296 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 75 17
300 Holyoke Public Schools 436 16
301 Chelsea Public Schools 375 14
302 Boston Renaissance Charter 88 13
302 Lawrence Public Schools 865 13
302 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 24 13
305 Westhampton Public Schools 19 10
306 Uphams Corner Charter, South Boston 20 5