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
11Sudbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,122
94.56 2
25Lexington, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,743
92.91 18
14Westwood, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,501
91.90 13
32Waban, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 714
91.65 5
40North Falmouth, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 414
91.15 26
42Boxborough, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 495
91.00 13
9Winchester, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,140
90.71 6
115Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,734
90.56 111
45Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,131
89.98 26
55Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 147
89.66 85
56Carlisle, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 698
89.62 30
19Belmont, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,855
89.38 14
61Sherborn, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 450
89.27 3
85Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,643
89.24 68
66Dunstable, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 375
89.16 43
102Concord, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,268
88.75 69
36Westford, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,216
88.68 22
78Brewster, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 251
88.49 17
29Scituate, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,886
88.30 5
76Conway, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 175
88.14 67
93Andover, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,601
88.01 83
84Dover, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 572
87.96 7
26Newton Center, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,581
87.74 18
90Westhampton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 140
87.51 212
28West Newton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 730
87.40 22
107Sterling, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 941
87.15 42
111Groton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,498
86.65 62
152Auburndale, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 654
86.54 141
98Truro, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 146
86.53 35
105Eastham, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 225
86.04 93
120Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,035
85.78 84
179Westborough, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,922
85.78 152
83Hingham, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,065
85.73 21
110Barnstable, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 445
85.50-
136Middleton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 858
84.66 95
122Bolton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 828
84.60 52
124North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 527
84.57 38
248Acton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,614
84.45 228
130Stow, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 301
84.37 32
127Manchester, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 405
84.29 106
133Harvard, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 533
83.87 26
134Shutesbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 154
83.79 43
31Natick, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,453
83.73 3
138Holliston, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 635
83.39 22
38Sharon, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,429
83.35 9
171Weston, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,055
83.23 149
37West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 457
83.09 77
146West Newbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 506
83.03 79
148Ashfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 133
82.91 133
349Arlington, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 2,432
82.68 347
88Franklin, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,258
82.60 63
163Cohasset, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 379
82.35 118
159Newbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 670
82.32 75
162Marion, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 441
82.19 17
341Norwell, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,677
82.13 323
193South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 599
81.97 137
165Paxton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 524
81.74 39
154Newtonville, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 821
81.55 74
167Brimfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 344
81.49 57
252North Reading, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,378
81.23 222
149Needham, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,694
81.15 110
156Medway, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,272
81.10 9
59Southborough, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 697
80.84 27
178South Attleboro, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 475
80.80 40
142Wrentham, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,274
80.80 87
393Hadley, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 561
80.62 214
281Topsfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 660
80.20 238
182Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 305
79.52 104
277Brookline, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,519
79.36 233
184Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 473
79.35 65
186Norfolk, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 588
79.22 105
188Boxford, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 532
78.97 105
189East Walpole, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 483
78.66 110
174Wellesley, 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 Award78.26 139
199Williamstown, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 426
77.87 103
233Wayland, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,025
77.79 176
265Holden, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,592
77.71 207
208Walpole, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,384
77.54 84
203Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 306
77.38 97
204Upton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 621
77.36 24
206Lincoln, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 623
77.21 101
301Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 3,205
77.15 232
221Canton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,498
76.55 187
213Essex, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 266
76.50 111
216Granville, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 163
76.25 65
307Marshfield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,276
76.03 233
117Swampscott, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,486
75.93 12
229Nahant, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 239
75.73 25
224Duxbury, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 817
75.63 87
169Wakefield, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,392
74.78 76
235Sandwich, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 849
74.68 112
241Rowley, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 571
74.24 156
242Orleans, 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 Award73.92 202
125Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,339
73.66 62
254Centerville, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 237
73.15 123
164Reading, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,045
73.11 104
257Princeton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 397
73.06 175
157Braintree, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,546
72.95 85
262Littleton, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 390
72.76 102
356Northborough, Massachusetts
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,249
72.56 269
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