For the Dreamschool project, middle schools were scored and ranked based on four criteria: MCAS Math growth, MCAS English growth, school resources, and diversity. Weighing each of the categories differently based on personal preference results in different rankings.
These are the top 15 middle schools in Massachusetts of 2013 if each of the four categories were weighted equally.
Note: Some elementary schools appear on this list. School districts in Massachusetts have many different ways to classify schools. We classified schools as follows to help make fair comparisons. Elementary School: Any school that has some enrollment in grades PK-5 Middle School: Any school that has some enrollment in grades 6-8