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Top-ranked 8th grade districts

Here are the school systems and charter schools that performed the best on the 8th-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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8th GRADE ENGLISH
2008
Rank
 District name Number
tested
Score
1 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 30 100
2 Boston Preparatory Charter, Hyde Park 43 98
3 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 34 97
3 Carlisle Public Schools 105 97
5 Dover-Sherborn Regional 168 96
5 Harvard Public Schools 111 96
5 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 22 96
5 Wayland Public Schools 227 96
5 Wellesley Public Schools 360 96
5 Winchester Public Schools 273 96
11 Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter, Marlborough 121 95
11 Belmont Public Schools 279 95
11 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 20 95
11 Edward Brooke Charter, Brighton 38 95
11 Four Rivers Charter School, Greenfield 37 95
11 Sharon Public Schools 273 95
11 Sudbury Public Schools 358 95
11 Westford Public Schools 426 95
19 Ashland Public Schools 185 94
19 Georgetown Public Schools 135 94
19 Lexington Public Schools 535 94
19 Marblehead Public Schools 240 94
19 Martha's Vineyard Charter, West Tisbury 16 94
19 Medfield Public Schools 243 94
19 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 103 94
19 Northborough Public Schools 199 94
19 Weston Public Schools 184 94
28 Acton-Boxborough Regional 483 93
28 Andover Public Schools 484 93
28 Cohasset Public Schools 110 93
28 Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston 43 93
28 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 14 93
28 Lynnfield Public Schools 170 93
28 Manchester Essex Regional 109 93
28 Murdoch Middle Charter, Chelmsford 70 93
28 Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter, Hadley 46 93
28 Southwick-Tolland Regional 143 93
38 Chelmsford Public Schools 447 92
38 Concord Public Schools 199 92
38 Easton Public Schools 328 92
38 Hanover Public Schools 212 92
38 Marshfield Public Schools 389 92
38 North Reading Public Schools 203 92
38 Norwell Public Schools 153 92
38 Westwood Public Schools 227 92
46 Duxbury Public Schools 263 91
46 Longmeadow Public Schools 266 91
46 Lunenburg Public Schools 136 91
46 Marblehead Community Charter 33 91
46 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 263 91
46 Nauset Regional, Orleans 192 91
46 Reading Public Schools 320 91
53 Arlington Public Schools 312 90
53 Brookline Public Schools 414 90
53 Franklin Public Schools 480 90
53 Groton-Dunstable Regional 221 90
53 Holliston Public Schools 252 90
53 Hopkinton Public Schools 276 90
53 Lincoln Public Schools 104 90
53 Masconomet Regional, Topsfield 370 90
53 Millis Public Schools 103 90
53 Natick Public Schools 308 90
53 Newton Public Schools 798 90
53 Richmond Public Schools 21 90
53 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 62 90
53 Roxbury Preparatory Charter 49 90
53 Southborough Public Schools 158 90
68 Amherst-Pelham Regional 277 89
68 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 216 89
68 Bedford Public Schools 175 89
68 Berlin-Boylston Regional 88 89
68 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 297 89
68 Mendon-Upton Regional 225 89
68 Needham Public Schools 372 89
68 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 45 89
68 Scituate Public Schools 250 89
68 Shrewsbury Public Schools 447 89
68 Tyngsborough Public Schools 162 89
68 Walpole Public Schools 287 89
68 Westborough Public Schools 249 89
81 Canton Public Schools 245 88
81 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 178 88
81 Hingham Public Schools 297 88
81 Ipswich Public Schools 185 88
81 Kipp Academy Lynn Charter, Lynn 53 88
81 Old Rochester Regional, Mattapoisett 240 88
81 Sandwich Public Schools 326 88
88 Francis W Parker Charter, Devens 70 87
88 Newburyport Public Schools 176 87
88 North Attleborough Public Schools 370 87
91 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter, Hyde Park 65 86
91 Barnstable Public Schools 473 86
91 Braintree Public Schools 394 86
91 Burlington Public Schools 274 86
91 Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter, Orleans 71 86
91 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 283 86
91 Granby Public Schools 98 86
91 Mansfield Public Schools 413 86
91 Melrose Public Schools 275 86
91 North Andover Public Schools 377 86
91 Northbridge Public Schools 190 86
91 Silver Lake Regional, Kingston 296 86
103 Acushnet Public Schools 139 85
103 Lenox Public Schools 71 85
103 Medway Public Schools 233 85
103 Mount Greylock Regional, Williamstown 120 85
103 Sutton Public Schools 120 85
103 Swampscott Public Schools 195 85
103 Triton Regional, Byfield 260 85
103 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 574 85
103 Wilmington Public Schools 333 85
112 Chatham Public Schools 51 84
112 Dedham Public Schools 226 84
112 Falmouth Public Schools 300 84
112 Harwich Public Schools 95 84
112 Leicester Public Schools 166 84
112 Littleton Public Schools 137 84
112 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 25 84
112 Somerset Public Schools 204 84
112 Wakefield Public Schools 298 84
121 Abington Public Schools 208 83
121 Danvers Public Schools 293 83
121 Edgartown Public Schools 40 83
121 Grafton Public Schools 210 83
121 Hatfield Public Schools 29 83
121 King Philip Regional, Wrentham 429 83
121 Milton Public Schools 286 83
121 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 342 83
129 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 113 82
129 Boston Collegiate Charter 60 82
129 Hopedale Public Schools 89 82
129 Northampton Public Schools 218 82
129 Norton Public Schools 281 82
129 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 260 82
129 Stoneham Public Schools 201 82
129 Swansea Public Schools 185 82
129 Tewksbury Public Schools 396 82
129 Westport Community Public Schools 179 82
129 Woburn Public Schools 330 82
140 Berkley Public Schools 103 81
140 Billerica Public Schools 545 81
140 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 475 81
140 Dudley-Charlton Regional 400 81
140 East Longmeadow Public Schools 220 81
140 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 259 81
140 Hadley Public Schools 53 81
140 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 382 81
140 Norwood Public Schools 244 81
140 Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett 32 81
140 Seekonk Public Schools 183 81
140 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 86 81
152 Auburn Public Schools 209 80
152 Foxborough Public Schools 230 80
152 Peabody Public Schools 487 80
152 Pembroke Public Schools 237 80
152 Waltham Public Schools 341 80
152 Watertown Public Schools 186 80
152 West Bridgewater Public Schools 96 80
159 Agawam Public Schools 351 79
159 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 194 79
159 Hampshire Regional, Westhampton 157 79
159 Milford Public Schools 319 79
159 Plymouth Public Schools 596 79
159 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 159 79
159 Stoughton Public Schools 325 79
159 West Boylston Public Schools 105 79
167 Amesbury Public Schools 182 78
167 Douglas Public Schools 154 78
167 East Bridgewater Public Schools 201 78
167 Maynard Public Schools 90 78
167 Quabbin Regional, Barre 281 78
167 Quincy Public Schools 660 78
167 Salem Academy Charter, Salem 46 78
167 Shirley Public Schools 60 78
167 South Hadley Public Schools 188 78
176 Belchertown Public Schools 214 77
176 Dartmouth Public Schools 357 77
176 South Shore Charter, Hull 38 77
176 Weymouth Public Schools 505 77
176 Winthrop Public Schools 143 77
181 Attleboro Public Schools 457 76
181 Hull Public Schools 86 76
181 Rockport Public Schools 80 76
181 Tantasqua Regional, Fiskdale 295 76
185 Adams-Cheshire Regional 130 75
185 Cambridge Public Schools 392 75
185 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 307 75
185 Global Learning Charter, New Bedford 66 75
185 Mashpee Public Schools 144 75
190 Beverly Public Schools 339 74
190 Bourne Public Schools 180 74
190 Clarksburg Public Schools 27 74
190 Frontier Regional, Deerfield 141 74
190 Gloucester Public Schools 249 74
195 Bellingham Public Schools 224 73
195 Carver Public Schools 162 73
195 Clinton Public Schools 154 73
195 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 145 73
195 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 15 73
195 Ware Public Schools 100 73
201 Fairhaven Public Schools 163 72
201 Hudson Public Schools 231 72
201 Ludlow Public Schools 243 72
201 Malden Public Schools 457 72
201 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 71 72
201 Revere Public Schools 468 72
201 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 58 72
201 Uxbridge Public Schools 156 72
209 Foxborough Regional Charter 62 71
209 Methuen Public Schools 616 71
209 Middleborough Public Schools 278 71
209 Millbury Public Schools 141 71
209 Monson Public Schools 125 71
209 Nantucket Public Schools 101 71
209 Smith Leadership Academy Charter, Boston 51 71
209 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 166 71
209 Taunton Public Schools 678 71
218 Ayer Public Schools 96 70
218 Blackstone-Millville Regional 182 70
218 Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter, Framingham 88 70
218 Gardner Public Schools 230 70
218 Leominster Public Schools 504 70
218 Medford Public Schools 375 70
218 Saugus Public Schools 270 70
225 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 127 69
225 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 66 69
225 Everett Public Schools 403 69
225 Haverhill Public Schools 604 69
225 Rockland Public Schools 217 69
225 Tisbury Public Schools 42 69
231 North Central Charter, Fitchburg 65 68
231 Somerville Public Schools 350 68
231 Wareham Public Schools 312 68
231 Westfield Public Schools 474 68
235 Holbrook Public Schools 123 67
235 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 91 67
235 Ralph Mahar Regional, Orange 145 67
235 West Springfield Public Schools 312 67
239 Avon Public Schools 66 66
239 Dracut Public Schools 332 66
239 Framingham Public Schools 604 66
239 Gill-Montague Regional 93 66
239 Randolph Public Schools 295 66
244 Lawrence Family Development Charter 54 65
244 Marlborough Public Schools 365 65
244 North Adams Public Schools 114 65
244 Oxford Public Schools 174 65
244 Pittsfield Public Schools 486 65
249 Florida Public Schools 14 64
250 Brockton Public Schools 1222 63
250 Easthampton Public Schools 145 63
250 Granville Public Schools 27 63
250 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 126 63
250 North Brookfield Public Schools 62 63
250 Palmer Public Schools 195 63
256 Provincetown Public Schools 13 62
257 Quaboag Regional, Warre 118 61
258 Lynn Public Schools 975 60
258 Winchendon Public Schools 111 60
260 Holyoke Community Charter 34 59
260 Salem Public Schools 284 59
262 Fitchburg Public Schools 414 58
262 Webster Public Schools 151 58
264 Boston Public Schools 4022 57
264 Gateway Regional, Huntington 109 57
264 Worcester Public Schools 1565 57
267 Athol-Royalston Regional 155 56
267 Greenfield Public Schools 133 56
267 Lee Public Schools 75 56
267 Lowell Public Schools 1070 56
267 New Leadership Academy Charter, Springfield 84 56
272 Chicopee Public Schools 614 55
272 Fall River Public Schools 805 55
274 New Bedford Public Schools 1008 53
275 Lowell Community Charter 40 50
276 Southbridge Public Schools 181 48
277 Lawrence Public Schools 986 47
278 Chelsea Public Schools 334 46
279 Uphams Corner Charter, South Boston 62 45
280 Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter, Adams 52 42
280 Holyoke Public Schools 472 42
282 Springfield Public Schools 1877 41
283 Community Charter School of Cambridge 47 38
 
8th GRADE MATH
2008
Rank
 District name Number
tested
Score
1 Boston Preparatory Charter, Hyde Park 43 93
2 Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston 43 88
3 Harvard Public Schools 111 87
4 Roxbury Preparatory Charter 49 86
5 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 20 85
5 Wayland Public Schools 227 85
7 Carlisle Public Schools 105 83
7 Lexington Public Schools 539 83
9 Sudbury Public Schools 359 82
9 Wellesley Public Schools 358 82
11 Westford Public Schools 426 81
11 Winchester Public Schools 274 81
13 Acton-Boxborough Regional 485 80
13 Groton-Dunstable Regional 222 80
15 Belmont Public Schools 279 78
15 Masconomet Regional, Topsfield 372 78
15 Medfield Public Schools 244 78
18 Cohasset Public Schools 110 77
18 Concord Public Schools 200 77
18 Dover-Sherborn Regional 168 77
18 Marblehead Public Schools 240 77
18 Nauset Regional, Orleans 192 77
18 Sharon Public Schools 273 77
24 Brookline Public Schools 416 76
24 Lynnfield Public Schools 170 76
24 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 24 76
24 Newton Public Schools 798 76
28 Reading Public Schools 318 75
28 Weston Public Schools 185 75
30 Andover Public Schools 485 74
30 Natick Public Schools 309 74
30 Scituate Public Schools 249 74
33 Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter, Marlborough 120 73
33 Hopkinton Public Schools 276 73
33 Marblehead Community Charter 34 73
33 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 262 73
33 North Reading Public Schools 204 73
33 Northborough Public Schools 199 73
39 Boston Collegiate Charter 60 72
39 Franklin Public Schools 482 72
39 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 178 72
39 Needham Public Schools 371 72
43 Arlington Public Schools 315 71
43 Longmeadow Public Schools 265 71
43 Manchester Essex Regional 109 71
43 Southborough Public Schools 159 71
43 Westborough Public Schools 250 71
48 Bedford Public Schools 175 70
48 Ipswich Public Schools 187 70
48 Kipp Academy Lynn Charter, Lynn 53 70
48 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 46 70
48 Richmond Public Schools 20 70
53 Duxbury Public Schools 264 69
53 Lincoln Public Schools 103 69
53 Norwell Public Schools 153 69
53 Old Rochester Regional, Mattapoisett 239 69
53 Sutton Public Schools 120 69
58 Lunenburg Public Schools 135 68
58 Shrewsbury Public Schools 445 68
60 Amherst-Pelham Regional 279 67
60 Burlington Public Schools 276 67
60 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 297 67
60 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 15 67
60 Holliston Public Schools 252 67
60 Newburyport Public Schools 178 67
60 North Andover Public Schools 379 67
60 Tisbury Public Schools 42 67
68 Chelmsford Public Schools 446 66
68 Edward Brooke Charter, Brighton 38 66
68 Georgetown Public Schools 135 66
68 Murdoch Middle Charter, Chelmsford 71 66
68 Sandwich Public Schools 326 66
73 Canton Public Schools 245 65
73 Medway Public Schools 235 65
73 Westwood Public Schools 228 65
76 Berlin-Boylston Regional 88 64
76 Florida Public Schools 14 64
78 Grafton Public Schools 212 63
78 Marshfield Public Schools 391 63
78 Mendon-Upton Regional 224 63
78 Swampscott Public Schools 197 63
78 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 573 63
83 Barnstable Public Schools 470 62
83 Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter, Orleans 71 62
83 Easton Public Schools 326 62
83 Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter, Hadley 45 62
87 Ashland Public Schools 185 61
87 Hingham Public Schools 297 61
87 Lawrence Family Development Charter 54 61
87 West Boylston Public Schools 104 61
91 Braintree Public Schools 394 60
91 Francis W Parker Charter, Devens 70 60
91 Littleton Public Schools 137 60
91 Mansfield Public Schools 411 60
91 North Attleborough Public Schools 369 60
91 Silver Lake Regional, Kingston 298 60
97 Granby Public Schools 97 59
97 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 261 59
97 Rockport Public Schools 81 59
97 West Bridgewater Public Schools 97 59
101 Billerica Public Schools 545 58
101 Chatham Public Schools 51 58
101 King Philip Regional, Wrentham 428 58
101 Lenox Public Schools 72 58
101 Millis Public Schools 103 58
101 Shirley Public Schools 60 58
107 Acushnet Public Schools 138 57
107 Hampshire Regional, Westhampton 158 57
107 Melrose Public Schools 276 57
107 Milton Public Schools 285 57
107 Pembroke Public Schools 238 57
107 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 30 57
107 Southwick-Tolland Regional 143 57
107 Walpole Public Schools 289 57
115 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 34 56
115 Berkley Public Schools 103 56
115 East Bridgewater Public Schools 200 56
115 Falmouth Public Schools 300 56
115 Foxborough Public Schools 231 56
115 South Hadley Public Schools 187 56
115 Stoneham Public Schools 200 56
115 Triton Regional, Byfield 260 56
115 Wilmington Public Schools 333 56
124 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 260 55
124 Hanover Public Schools 211 55
124 Wakefield Public Schools 295 55
127 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter, Hyde Park 65 54
127 Belchertown Public Schools 213 54
127 Dudley-Charlton Regional 401 54
127 East Longmeadow Public Schools 220 54
127 Leicester Public Schools 166 54
127 Provincetown Public Schools 13 54
127 Somerset Public Schools 204 54
127 Tyngsborough Public Schools 162 54
135 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 479 53
135 Danvers Public Schools 294 53
135 Dartmouth Public Schools 356 53
135 Hadley Public Schools 54 53
135 Hatfield Public Schools 30 53
135 Martha's Vineyard Charter, West Tisbury 17 53
135 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 384 53
135 Tantasqua Regional, Fiskdale 295 53
135 Watertown Public Schools 185 53
135 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 341 53
145 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 285 52
145 Douglas Public Schools 154 52
145 Edgartown Public Schools 41 52
145 Harwich Public Schools 93 52
145 Mount Greylock Regional, Williamstown 121 52
145 Norwood Public Schools 244 52
145 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 21 52
152 Amesbury Public Schools 184 51
152 Four Rivers Charter School, Greenfield 37 51
152 Hull Public Schools 86 51
152 Norton Public Schools 277 51
156 Abington Public Schools 206 50
156 Attleboro Public Schools 455 50
156 Carver Public Schools 161 50
156 Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter, Framingham 88 50
156 Dedham Public Schools 228 50
156 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 307 50
156 Foxborough Regional Charter 62 50
156 Hopedale Public Schools 89 50
156 Millbury Public Schools 139 50
156 Quincy Public Schools 657 50
166 Auburn Public Schools 210 49
166 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 103 49
166 Northbridge Public Schools 191 49
169 Framingham Public Schools 605 48
169 Maynard Public Schools 90 48
169 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 71 48
169 Westport Community Public Schools 179 48
173 Agawam Public Schools 350 47
173 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 217 47
173 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 114 47
173 Bourne Public Schools 179 47
173 Frontier Regional, Deerfield 141 47
173 Peabody Public Schools 484 47
173 Plymouth Public Schools 595 47
173 Stoughton Public Schools 327 47
173 Waltham Public Schools 339 47
173 Woburn Public Schools 333 47
183 Adams-Cheshire Regional 131 46
183 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 145 46
183 Northampton Public Schools 220 46
183 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 90 46
183 Swansea Public Schools 185 46
183 Ware Public Schools 100 46
183 Weymouth Public Schools 503 46
190 Nantucket Public Schools 101 45
190 Quabbin Regional, Barre 281 45
190 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 62 45
190 Seekonk Public Schools 185 45
194 Bellingham Public Schools 224 44
194 Blackstone-Millville Regional 185 44
194 Haverhill Public Schools 601 44
194 Ludlow Public Schools 244 44
194 Mashpee Public Schools 144 44
194 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 87 44
200 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 194 43
200 Clarksburg Public Schools 26 43
200 Gill-Montague Regional 93 43
200 Gloucester Public Schools 247 43
200 Leominster Public Schools 503 43
200 Medford Public Schools 373 43
206 Cambridge Public Schools 397 42
206 Clinton Public Schools 153 42
206 Easthampton Public Schools 146 42
206 Taunton Public Schools 681 42
206 Westfield Public Schools 476 42
211 Dracut Public Schools 333 41
211 Fairhaven Public Schools 163 41
211 Methuen Public Schools 615 41
211 Milford Public Schools 318 41
211 Tewksbury Public Schools 397 41
211 Winthrop Public Schools 144 41
217 Holbrook Public Schools 122 40
217 Marlborough Public Schools 360 40
217 Middleborough Public Schools 282 40
217 Monson Public Schools 124 40
217 South Shore Charter, Hull 38 40
217 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 165 40
223 Beverly Public Schools 342 39
223 Hudson Public Schools 229 39
223 Malden Public Schools 463 39
223 Randolph Public Schools 296 39
223 Rockland Public Schools 216 39
223 Saugus Public Schools 271 39
229 Global Learning Charter, New Bedford 66 38
229 Granville Public Schools 27 38
229 Uxbridge Public Schools 157 38
232 Oxford Public Schools 175 37
232 Pittsfield Public Schools 488 37
232 Ralph Mahar Regional, Orange 144 37
232 West Springfield Public Schools 312 37
236 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 66 36
236 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 125 36
236 North Adams Public Schools 113 36
236 Somerville Public Schools 353 36
236 Winchendon Public Schools 110 36
241 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 127 35
241 Gardner Public Schools 228 35
241 North Central Charter, Fitchburg 66 35
241 Palmer Public Schools 194 35
245 Boston Public Schools 4059 34
245 Revere Public Schools 466 34
245 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 159 34
245 Salem Public Schools 285 34
249 Ayer Public Schools 95 32
249 Everett Public Schools 402 32
249 Greenfield Public Schools 132 32
249 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 57 32
253 Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett 32 31
254 Brockton Public Schools 1222 30
254 Quaboag Regional, Warre 117 30
254 Salem Academy Charter, Salem 46 30
254 Wareham Public Schools 315 30
258 Holyoke Community Charter 34 29
258 Lowell Public Schools 1071 29
258 Lynn Public Schools 972 29
258 Smith Leadership Academy Charter, Boston 52 29
262 Avon Public Schools 67 28
263 Athol-Royalston Regional 157 27
263 Chicopee Public Schools 617 27
263 Fall River Public Schools 809 27
263 Fitchburg Public Schools 417 27
263 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 15 27
263 Worcester Public Schools 1579 27
269 New Leadership Academy Charter, Springfield 83 26
270 Gateway Regional, Huntington 108 25
270 Webster Public Schools 150 25
272 Lowell Community Charter 40 23
272 New Bedford Public Schools 1009 23
274 Holyoke Public Schools 481 22
274 Lee Public Schools 75 22
276 North Brookfield Public Schools 62 21
277 Chelsea Public Schools 336 20
278 Lawrence Public Schools 990 19
279 Southbridge Public Schools 177 16
280 Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter, Adams 50 14
281 Springfield Public Schools 1875 13
281 Uphams Corner Charter, South Boston 61 13
283 Community Charter School of Cambridge 46 9

8th GRADE SCIENCE
2008
Rank
 District name Number
tested
Score
1 Marblehead Community Charter 34 97
2 Harvard Public Schools 111 89
3 Wayland Public Schools 227 81
4 Winchester Public Schools 274 80
5 Masconomet Regional, Topsfield 372 77
5 Nauset Regional, Orleans 192 77
7 Medfield Public Schools 243 76
7 Up-Island Regional, Vineyard Haven 21 76
7 Westford Public Schools 426 76
10 Carlisle Public Schools 105 75
10 Community Day Charter, Lawrence 20 75
12 Northborough Public Schools 198 74
12 Weston Public Schools 185 74
14 Belmont Public Schools 279 73
14 Lexington Public Schools 539 73
16 Westborough Public Schools 250 72
17 Sharon Public Schools 272 71
18 Chelmsford Public Schools 446 70
18 Dover-Sherborn Regional 168 70
18 Groton-Dunstable Regional 222 70
21 Acton-Boxborough Regional 485 69
21 Hamilton-Wenham Regional 178 69
21 Longmeadow Public Schools 264 69
24 Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter, Orleans 71 68
24 Concord Public Schools 200 68
24 Grafton Public Schools 212 68
24 North Attleborough Public Schools 368 68
24 Reading Public Schools 318 68
24 Southborough Public Schools 159 68
30 Franklin Public Schools 482 67
30 Marblehead Public Schools 240 67
32 Andover Public Schools 485 66
32 Sudbury Public Schools 359 66
34 Martha's Vineyard Charter, West Tisbury 17 65
34 Newton Public Schools 798 65
36 Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter, Marlborough 120 64
36 Arlington Public Schools 315 64
36 Needham Public Schools 371 64
36 North Reading Public Schools 205 64
36 Oak Bluffs Public Schools 46 64
36 Sutton Public Schools 120 64
42 Brookline Public Schools 416 63
42 Duxbury Public Schools 264 63
42 Hadley Public Schools 54 63
42 Lincoln Public Schools 102 63
42 Mendon-Upton Regional 224 63
42 Rising Tide Charter, Plymouth 62 63
42 Scituate Public Schools 249 63
49 Francis W Parker Charter, Devens 70 62
49 Lynnfield Public Schools 170 62
49 Natick Public Schools 308 62
52 Bedford Public Schools 175 61
52 Edgartown Public Schools 41 61
52 Nashoba Regional, Bolton 262 61
52 Westwood Public Schools 227 61
56 Berlin-Boylston Regional 88 60
56 Easton Public Schools 325 60
56 Hilltown Cooperative Charter, Haydenville 15 60
56 Lunenburg Public Schools 135 60
56 Wachusett Regional, Jefferson 572 60
61 Hanover Public Schools 209 59
61 Hingham Public Schools 295 59
61 Shrewsbury Public Schools 445 59
61 Tisbury Public Schools 42 59
65 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 217 58
65 Medway Public Schools 235 58
65 North Andover Public Schools 379 58
65 Wellesley Public Schools 357 58
69 Barnstable Public Schools 471 57
69 Benjamin Franklin Charter, Franklin 35 57
69 Burlington Public Schools 276 57
69 Four Rivers Charter School, Greenfield 37 57
69 Holliston Public Schools 253 57
69 Manchester Essex Regional 109 57
75 Hopkinton Public Schools 276 56
75 Swampscott Public Schools 197 56
77 Cohasset Public Schools 109 55
77 Ipswich Public Schools 186 55
77 Newburyport Public Schools 178 55
77 Richmond Public Schools 20 55
81 Boston Preparatory Charter, Hyde Park 43 53
81 Chatham Public Schools 51 53
81 Georgetown Public Schools 135 53
81 Norwell Public Schools 153 53
85 Hampden-Wilbraham Regional 297 52
85 Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter, Hadley 46 52
85 Walpole Public Schools 289 52
88 Amherst-Pelham Regional 279 51
88 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional 479 51
88 Canton Public Schools 245 51
88 Melrose Public Schools 276 51
88 Old Rochester Regional, Mattapoisett 238 51
88 Pentucket Regional, West Newbury 260 51
94 East Longmeadow Public Schools 220 50
94 Hatfield Public Schools 30 50
94 King Philip Regional, Wrentham 428 50
94 Northampton Public Schools 220 50
98 Excel Academy Charter School, East Boston 43 49
98 Sandwich Public Schools 326 49
98 Southwick-Tolland Regional 143 49
98 Tantasqua Regional, Fiskdale 295 49
98 West Bridgewater Public Schools 96 49
103 Ashland Public Schools 185 48
103 Danvers Public Schools 293 48
103 Dudley-Charlton Regional 400 48
103 Granby Public Schools 97 48
103 Hampshire Regional, Westhampton 158 48
103 Milton Public Schools 285 48
103 Quincy Public Schools 657 48
103 Stoneham Public Schools 200 48
103 Tyngsborough Public Schools 162 48
112 Berkshire Hills Regional, Stockbridge 114 47
112 Dartmouth Public Schools 356 47
112 Marshfield Public Schools 391 47
112 Pembroke Public Schools 238 47
116 Littleton Public Schools 136 46
116 North Middlesex Regional, Townsend 384 46
116 Rockport Public Schools 81 46
116 Silver Lake Regional, Kingston 298 46
116 Triton Regional, Byfield 261 46
121 Acushnet Public Schools 137 45
121 Blackstone-Millville Regional 183 45
121 Hull Public Schools 86 45
121 Lenox Public Schools 71 45
121 Mansfield Public Schools 410 45
121 Millis Public Schools 103 45
121 Quabbin Regional, Barre 280 45
121 Seekonk Public Schools 184 45
121 West Boylston Public Schools 104 45
130 Amesbury Public Schools 184 44
130 Auburn Public Schools 210 44
130 Braintree Public Schools 394 44
130 Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 285 44
130 Millbury Public Schools 136 44
130 Northbridge Public Schools 189 44
130 Norton Public Schools 277 44
130 Plymouth Public Schools 596 44
130 South Hadley Public Schools 187 44
130 Wakefield Public Schools 294 44
140 Agawam Public Schools 349 43
140 Boston Collegiate Charter 60 43
140 Bourne Public Schools 179 43
140 Gill-Montague Regional 90 43
140 Harwich Public Schools 93 43
140 Maynard Public Schools 90 43
140 Mount Greylock Regional, Williamstown 121 43
140 Peabody Public Schools 484 43
140 River Valley Charter, Newburyport 30 43
140 Swansea Public Schools 184 43
150 Dedham Public Schools 228 42
150 Foxborough Public Schools 231 42
150 Somerset Public Schools 204 42
150 Wilmington Public Schools 332 42
154 Roxbury Preparatory Charter 49 41
154 Tewksbury Public Schools 396 41
154 Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 341 41
157 Belchertown Public Schools 213 40
157 Berkley Public Schools 103 40
157 Murdoch Middle Charter, Chelmsford 71 40
157 Norwood Public Schools 243 40
157 Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 165 40
162 Falmouth Public Schools 298 39
162 Frontier Regional, Deerfield 141 39
162 Mashpee Public Schools 144 39
162 Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 87 39
162 Stoughton Public Schools 327 39
162 Weymouth Public Schools 504 39
168 Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 194 38
168 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional 307 38
168 Hopedale Public Schools 89 38
168 Leicester Public Schools 165 38
168 Westport Community Public Schools 179 38
168 Woburn Public Schools 332 38
174 Carver Public Schools 159 37
174 Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter, Framingham 88 37
174 Haverhill Public Schools 599 37
177 Billerica Public Schools 544 36
177 East Bridgewater Public Schools 200 36
177 Framingham Public Schools 604 36
177 Gloucester Public Schools 249 36
177 Narragansett Regional, Baldwinville 145 36
177 West Springfield Public Schools 312 36
183 Cambridge Public Schools 396 35
183 Milford Public Schools 317 35
183 Salem Academy Charter, Salem 46 35
183 Shirley Public Schools 60 35
183 Uxbridge Public Schools 157 35
188 Abington Public Schools 206 34
188 Atlantis Charter, Fall River 66 34
188 Bellingham Public Schools 224 34
188 Douglas Public Schools 154 34
188 Foxborough Regional Charter 61 34
188 Medford Public Schools 371 34
188 Nantucket Public Schools 100 34
188 Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 90 34
188 Rockland Public Schools 216 34
188 South Shore Charter, Hull 38 34
188 Watertown Public Schools 185 34
199 Freetown-Lakeville Regional 260 33
199 Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter, Springfield 15 33
199 Westfield Public Schools 476 33
202 Beverly Public Schools 341 32
202 Fairhaven Public Schools 163 32
202 Gardner Public Schools 225 32
202 Winchendon Public Schools 110 32
206 Adams-Cheshire Regional 131 31
206 Ayer Public Schools 95 31
206 Easthampton Public Schools 146 31
206 Palmer Public Schools 196 31
206 Provincetown Public Schools 13 31
211 Dracut Public Schools 333 30
211 Kipp Academy Lynn Charter, Lynn 50 30
211 Waltham Public Schools 340 30
214 Leominster Public Schools 505 29
214 Methuen Public Schools 613 29
214 Neighborhood House Charter, Dorchester 24 29
214 North Central Charter, Fitchburg 66 29
214 Ralph Mahar Regional, Orange 143 29
219 Florida Public Schools 14 28
219 Hudson Public Schools 228 28
219 Middleborough Public Schools 281 28
219 Taunton Public Schools 680 28
223 Attleboro Public Schools 454 27
223 Clinton Public Schools 153 27
223 Global Learning Charter, New Bedford 66 27
223 Marlborough Public Schools 359 27
223 Oxford Public Schools 175 27
223 Winthrop Public Schools 142 27
229 Clarksburg Public Schools 27 26
229 Edward Brooke Charter, Brighton 38 26
229 Granville Public Schools 27 26
229 Mohawk Trail Regional, Shelburne Falls 126 26
229 Monson Public Schools 124 26
229 Sabis International Charter, Springfield 159 26
235 Quaboag Regional, Warre 117 25
235 Salem Public Schools 285 25
237 Gateway Regional, Huntington 107 24
237 Ludlow Public Schools 244 24
237 North Adams Public Schools 115 24
237 Pittsfield Public Schools 486 24
241 Somerville Public Schools 351 23
241 Webster Public Schools 149 23
243 Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter, Hyde Park 65 22
243 Malden Public Schools 462 22
243 Prospect Hill Academy Charter, Somerville 71 22
243 Revere Public Schools 466 22
247 Abby Kelley Foster Charter, Worcester 127 21
247 Randolph Public Schools 294 21
249 Athol-Royalston Regional 155 20
249 Fall River Public Schools 809 20
249 Saugus Public Schools 271 20
249 Wareham Public Schools 313 20
253 Avon Public Schools 67 19
253 Holbrook Public Schools 122 19
253 New Leadership Academy Charter, Springfield 83 19
256 Mystic Valley Regional Charter, Malden 103 18
256 Ware Public Schools 99 18
258 Chicopee Public Schools 616 17
258 Lee Public Schools 75 17
258 Southbridge Public Schools 177 17
261 Lowell Public Schools 1071 16
261 Worcester Public Schools 1577 16
263 Everett Public Schools 402 15
264 Brockton Public Schools 1219 14
265 North Brookfield Public Schools 62 13
265 Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett 32 13
267 Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter, Adams 50 12
267 Greenfield Public Schools 131 12
267 New Bedford Public Schools 1004 12
270 Fitchburg Public Schools 415 11
270 Lynn Public Schools 969 11
270 Seven Hills Charter, Worcester 56 11
273 Boston Public Schools 4020 10
274 Chelsea Public Schools 336 9
274 Community Charter School of Cambridge 47 9
274 Springfield Public Schools 1851 9
277 Lowell Community Charter 40 8
278 Holyoke Public Schools 475 7
278 Lawrence Family Development Charter 54 7
278 Lawrence Public Schools 986 7
281 Holyoke Community Charter 34 6
281 Smith Leadership Academy Charter, Boston 52 6
283 Uphams Corner Charter, South Boston 61 0