2010 City Rankings - Massachusetts Elementary Schools

The city rankings were calculated by taking the standardized tests used by Massachusetts to determine the proficiency level across varying grades and subjects for elementary schools in the state. These school percentile ranks were then averaged for all elementary schools in each city and ordered from highest to lowest. The tests and subjects used to determine the percentile ranks can be found below. Learn more about how rankings are determined.

MCAS Exams Used To Determine Rankings

  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
Find a City's Ranking:
Rank City Name Percentile Changed From 2009
1Sudbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,122
94.56 6
2Lexington, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,743
92.91 11
3Westwood, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,501
91.90 7
4Waban, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 714
91.65 14
5North Falmouth, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 414
91.15 28
6Boxborough, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 495
91.00 5
7Winchester, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,140
90.71 4
8Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,734
90.56 14
9Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,131
89.98 5
10Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 147
89.66 88
11Carlisle, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 698
89.62 2
12Belmont, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,855
89.38 3
13Sherborn, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 450
89.27 19
14Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,643
89.24 20
15Dunstable, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 375
89.16 9
16Concord, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,268
88.75 1
17Westford, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,216
88.68 9
18Brewster, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 251
88.49 13
19Scituate, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,886
88.30 5
20Conway, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 175
88.14 19
21Andover, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,601
88.01 5
22Dover, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 572
87.96 30
23Newton Center, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,581
87.74 2
24Westhampton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 140
87.51 236
25West Newton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 730
87.40 22
26Sterling, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 941
87.15 14
27Groton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,498
86.65 16
28Auburndale, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 654
86.54 9
29Truro, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 146
86.53 60
30Eastham, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 225
86.04 28
31Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,035
85.78 1
32Westborough, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,922
85.78 14
33Hingham, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,065
85.73 9
34Barnstable, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 445
85.50-
35Middleton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 858
84.66 10
36Bolton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 828
84.60 3
37North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 527
84.57 24
38Acton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,614
84.45 11
39Stow, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 301
84.37 30
40Manchester, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 405
84.29 35
41Harvard, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 533
83.87 32
42Shutesbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 154
83.79 21
43Natick, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,453
83.73 12
44Holliston, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 635
83.39 92
45Sharon, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,429
83.35 9
46Weston, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,055
83.23 18
47West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 457
83.09 67
48West Newbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 506
83.03 13
49Ashfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 133
82.91 45
50Arlington, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 2,432
82.68 25
51Franklin, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,258
82.60 2
52Cohasset, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 379
82.35 29
53Newbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 670
82.32 6
54Marion, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 441
82.19 46
55Norwell, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,677
82.13 10
56South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 599
81.97 18
57Paxton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 524
81.74 28
58Newtonville, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 821
81.55 2
59Brimfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 344
81.49 16
60North Reading, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,378
81.23 12
61Needham, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,694
81.15 19
62Medway, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,272
81.10 48
63Southborough, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 697
80.84 34
64South Attleboro, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 475
80.80 32
65Wrentham, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,274
80.80 24
66Hadley, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 561
80.62 53
67Topsfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 660
80.20 30
68Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 305
79.52 15
69Brookline, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,519
79.36 25
70Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 473
79.35 9
71Norfolk, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 588
79.22 21
72Boxford, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 532
78.97 14
73East Walpole, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 483
78.66 19
74Wellesley, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 2,514
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award78.26 10
75Williamstown, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 426
77.87 7
76Wayland, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,025
77.79 14
77Holden, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,592
77.71 26
78Walpole, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,384
77.54 16
79Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 306
77.38 7
80Upton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 621
77.36 40
81Lincoln, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 623
77.21 7
82Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 3,205
77.15 11
83Canton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,498
76.55 1
84Essex, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 266
76.50 14
85Granville, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 163
76.25 21
86Marshfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,276
76.03 1
87Swampscott, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,486
75.93 48
88Nahant, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 239
75.73 61
89Duxbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 817
75.63 6
90Wakefield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,392
74.78 13
91Sandwich, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 849
74.68 8
92Rowley, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 571
74.24 32
93Orleans, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 189
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award73.92 73
94Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,339
73.66 8
95Centerville, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 237
73.15 7
96Reading, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,045
73.11 4
97Princeton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 397
73.06 40
98Braintree, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,546
72.95 10
99Littleton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 390
72.76 10
100Northborough, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,249
72.56 9
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