snapshot of SAT scores: Top 25 public school districts

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | March 14, 2013
SAT scores have long been a quick measure of student's -- a school district's -- success. High scores are an indication that students and schools are doing something right. These are the top 25 school districts, as determined by combining the SAT scores for English, Writing and Math. The scores are for 2011-2012. The data is from the state Department of Secondary and Elementary Education.
DISTRICTSAT totalRankReadingWritingMath
Abby Kelley Foster Ch Pub 1303265434440429
Abington1478180490480508
Academy Of the Pacific Rim Ch Pub 1504156491499514
Acton-Boxborough18733611612650
Adams-Cheshire1496166489495512
Advanced Math and Science Academy Ch 18526611603638
Agawam1484177489487508
Amesbury1559110529506524
Amherst-Pelham174220579577586
Andover170826560562586
Arlington168833564559565
Ashburnham-Westminster1556113516511529
Ashland164752543526578
Assabet Valley Regional Voc Tech1344248447427470
Athol-Royalston1381233473439469
Attleboro1466192478481507
Auburn1455202478474503
Avon1304264438422444
Ayer Shirley School Dis1434216482470482
Barnstable158090524518538
Bedford173521572571592
Belchertown157697521517538
Bellingham1469187496479494
Belmont178913586591612
Berkshire Arts and Technology Ch Pub 1482179506498478
Berkshire Hills158785546527514
Berlin-Boylston164849544548556
Beverly1512148497500515
Billerica1533131498498537
Blackstone-Millville1528135510506512
Blackstone Valley Regional Voc Tech1422220477460485
Blue Hills Regional Voc Tech1325254446420459
Boston1322255431427464
Boston Collegiate Ch 1487176463489535
Boston Day and Evening Academy Ch 1241276424400417
Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Ch School 1120287377360383
Boston Preparatory Ch Pub 1416222444447525
Bourne1512148511484517
Braintree161269533529550
Bridgewater-Raynham1490174494486510
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Voc Tech1311261437423451
Bristol County Agricultural1442212488459495
Brockton1289271426419444
Brookline179212587591614
Burlington159379527527539
Cambridge1508152502497509
Canton157399510515548
Cape Cod Regional Voc Tech1327253451414462
Carver1550118524509517
Central Berkshire1542124514500528
Chatham159674532531533
Chelmsford167537550548577
Chelsea1222279401386435
Chicopee1472184490484498
City On A Hill Ch Pub 1254273394402458
Clinton1455202483470502
Codman Academy Ch Pub 1208282391385432
Cohasset166740555549563
Community Ch School of Cambridge 1349247428457464
Concord-Carlisle177415587586601
Danvers1542124507507528
Dartmouth1530132503489538
Dedham1499164494493512
Dennis-Yarmouth1469187492476501
Dighton-Rehoboth1523138502503518
Douglas1529134504512513
Dover-Sherborn18197596602621
Dracut1504156502492510
Dudley-Charlton Reg1505154497495513
Duxbury165942541550568
East Bridgewater1498165490497511
Easthampton1518141512486520
East Longmeadow1511150497493521
Easton160171533527541
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (Horace Mann Ch School)1236278398419419
Essex Agricultural Tech1456201506470480
Everett1297268435419443
Fairhaven1452204483473496
Fall River1364241454443467
Falmouth1562108509522531
Fitchburg1372239464446462
Four Rivers Ch Pub 165643593539524
Foxborough159576522530543
Foxborough Regional Ch 1569102539503527
Framingham158587514517554
Francis W. Parker Ch Essential 168833583555550
Franklin163856537540561
Franklin County Regional Voc Tech1351245473413465
Freetown-Lakeville1516144504504508
Frontier158883541515532
Gardner1539126516499524
Gateway158883525519544
Georgetown165544547547561
Gill-Montague1503159506486511
Global Learning Ch Pub 1387230462451474
Gloucester1506153499486521
Grafton160370533524546
Granby1526137509491526
Greater Fall River Regional Voc Tech1316258436420460
Greater Lawrence Regional Voc Tech1159285388378393
Greater Lowell Regional Voc Tech1317257444420453
Greater New Bedford Regional Voc Tech1302267444418440
Greenfield1545123510513522
Groton-Dunstable163460536517581
Hadley158090531525524
Hamilton-Wenham171724574566577
Hampden-Wilbraham157894522515541
Hampshire157894531507540
Hanover1494167497491506
Harvard18078603595609
Harwich1557112522507528
Hatfield165047565550535
Haverhill1500162502483515
Hingham168735556566565
Holbrook1292269427406459
Holliston168236553556573
Holyoke1350246441429480
Hopedale1500162504483513
Hopkinton170329556564583
Hudson1491173489493509
Hull1553116510517526
Innovation Academy Ch 162765546530551
Ipswich159576535529531
King Philip163856541543554
Lawrence1205284400396409
Lee1409224479463467
Leicester1510151498499513
Lenox172023584573563
Leominster1451205480469502
Lexington18664612617637
Lincoln-Sudbury176416581577606
Littleton169732565563569
Longmeadow164849545547556
Lowell1395227456449490
Ludlow1447208480468499
Lunenburg160171538516547
Lynn1310262435421454
Lynnfield163460535541558
Ma Academy for Math and Science20341676655703
Malden1371240448445478
Manchester Essex Regional171724569563585
Mansfield159674523520553
Marblehead170528559567579
Marlborough1518141502494522
Marshfield1555114514514527
Martha's Vineyard Ch 161768573534510
Marthas Vineyard1566105531510525
Masconomet164353539536568
Mashpee1488175489484515
MATCH Ch Pub School 1303265417406480
Maynard1558111519522517
Medfield176117577582602
Medford1464194487489488
Medway165346538551564
Melrose1539126512512515
Mendon-Upton163559547533555
Methuen1437214477470490
Middleborough1447208486464497
Milford1457200483475499
Millbury1505154491493521
Millis1561109519516526
Milton1549120514507528
Minuteman Regional Voc Tech1393229469451473
Mohawk Trail159478543517534
Monson1442212475478489
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech1364241465428471
Mount Greylock170826571558579
Mystic Valley Regional Ch 159379513539541
Nantucket1472184480487505
Narragansett1503159497493513
Nashoba169831563554581
Nashoba Valley Regional Voc Tech1344248461418465
Natick163262536532564
Nauset164055550544546
Needham175719581582594
New Bedford1313260446424443
Newburyport167239551558563
New Leadership Ch 1218280422394402
Newton179611587595614
Norfolk County Agricultural1469187501478490
North Adams1395227467455473
Northampton164948564541544
North Andover159873528525545
North Attleborough159281532514546
Northboro-Southboro172222567570585
Northbridge1493170499485509
North Brookfield1404225477443484
North Central Ch Essential 1547121526512509
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Voc Tech1240277414394432
Northern Berkshire Regional Voc Tech1378236470422486
North Middlesex1546122516500530
North Reading163164542527562
North Shore Regional Voc Tech1254273424390440
Norton1530132515496519
Norwell163262537542553
Norwood1464194478479507
Old Colony Regional Voc Tech1404225471445488
Old Rochester158090516513551
Oxford1435215469465501
Palmer1475181489475511
Pathfinder Regional Voc Tech1290270432419439
Peabody1493170493491509
Pembroke1513146503497513
Pentucket162366542537544
Phoenix Ch Academy 1152286384353415
Pioneer Ch School of Science 1387230456447484
Pioneer Valley1550118531506513
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Ch Pub 163658577553506
Pittsfield1473183486481506
Plymouth1502161498489515
Prospect Hill Academy Ch 1428218458474496
Quabbin1459198487467505
Quaboag Regional1522139526493503
Quincy1450206464463523
Ralph C Mahar1448207472477499
Randolph1309263427420462
Reading165445547545562
Revere1330252441431458
Rockland1462197481489492
Rockport1554115518524512
Sabis International Ch 1413223474457482
Salem1433217478468487
Salem Academy Ch 1321256437438446
Sandwich157598520524531
Saugus1447208475477495
Scituate164254537550555
Seekonk1539126515506518
Sharon177514585590600
Shawsheen Valley Regional Voc Tech1380234462442476
Shrewsbury164849539541568
Silver Lake1571101515506550
Somerset157993537506536
Somerset Berkley Regional School Dis1517143508498511
Somerville1380234451456473
Southbridge1279272414411454
Southeastern Regional Voc Tech1214281410381423
Southern Berkshire1443211494480469
Southern Worcester County Regional Voc Tech1337251452421464
South Hadley1527136500501526
South Middlesex Regional Voc Tech1208282406386416
South Shore Ch Pub 1567104531526510
South Shore Regional Voc Tech1376237467427482
Southwick-Tolland158587531528526
Spencer-E Brookfield1423219487445491
Springfield1245275417403425
Stoneham1537129508514515
Stoughton1417221463460494
Sturgis Ch Pub 167537576551548
Sutton162366538529556
Swampscott1572100522529521
Swansea1569102525514530
Tantasqua1537129512487538
Taunton1464194492477495
Tewksbury1516144507498511
Tri County Regional Voc Tech1384232468439477
Triton1551117506504541
Tyngsborough1566105520509537
Upper Cape Cod Regional Voc Tech1363243468427468
Uxbridge1458199486467505
Wachusett158289525512545
Wakefield158686524525537
Walpole159082533531526
Waltham1469187485482502
Ware1492172501463528
Wareham1375238459452464
Watertown1483178487483513
Wayland18029591594617
Webster1343250445439459
Wellesley18852623631631
Westborough170329556558589
West Boylston157894510518550
West Bridgewater1494167489502503
Westfield1504156503488513
Westford176117580573608
Weston18535603617633
Westport1474182492488494
West Springfield1471186485475511
Westwood166341550547566
Weymouth1494167498486510
Whitman-Hanson1513146490499524
Whittier Regional Voc Tech1354244453441460
Wilmington1566105510513543
Winchendon1519140519501499
Winchester18029589599614
Winthrop1466192481479506
Woburn1469187484479506
Worcester1316258433426457
SOURCE: Department of Secondary and Elementary Education