For the Dreamschool project, schools were scored and ranked based on six criteria: MCAS Math growth, MCAS English growth, school climate, college readiness, school resources, and diversity. Weighing each of the categories differently based on personal preference results in different rankings.
These are the top 15 high schools in Massachusetts of 2013 if each of the six categories were weighted equally. To come up with your own custom scores based on your preferences, try our Dreamschool calculator.
Note: School climate includes graduation rates, dropout rates, and college attendance intention. College Readiness includes SAT writing scores and the percentage of students scoring 3 or higher on AP tests. School Resources includes expenditure per student.