The Melrose school district was ranked 94th in a recent ranking of public districts statewide, according to a list compiled by Boston Magazine.
Melrose shows a strong graduation rate (93.6 percent), plentiful sports teams (35), and 13 advanced placement courses.
The rankings are based on measurements of state standardized test scores over time and a handful of other metrics, including the number of Advanced Placement courses offered, the availability of sports programs, preschool options, and attention paid to science, math, and writing.
Although it fared better than 41 other districts overall, Melrose falls into the bottom 29 percentile against better funded districts that spend more per student, have smaller class sizes, higher graduation rates, and more Advanced Placement courses.
Melrose spends $10,493 per student, according to the rankings.